"Significant Other," public lecture by Patrick Earl Hammie, visitor in Painting & Drawing
141 North Riverside Drive
116 Art Building West
Iowa City, IA
About Informed by historical representations of Otherness and recent shifts that locate women and people of color as central influencers of culture and politics, this series reorients inherited expectations and makes room for these bodies to develop new narratives.
Patrick Earl Hammie is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. He received his BA from Coker College and his MFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut. In 2008, he received the Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship through Wellesley College, where he was an artist–in–residence for one year and developed his project, (2008–10). In 2011, he was an artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. His work is in several public collections including the Kohler Company, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and the William Benton Museum of Art. He has received awards from the Tanne Foundation and Artist Alliance Communities with the Joyce Foundation. Since completion, his recent project, (2010–13), has traveled to venues that include Greymatter Gallery (Milwaukee), and Porter Butts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Reproductions of this series are scheduled to appear this year in Harvard University’s , an international publication about race and culture with an emphasis on the African Diaspora, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.