Valerie Hammond - Aritst Talk
Visiting artist in print media, Valerie Hammond will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Wednesday, June 5 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.
Valerie Hammond is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in print media. Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field. Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.
About the artist: Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguished by her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. Yet the tangibility of her materials and processes are subtly undermined by the poetic nature of her imagery.
Hammond was born in Santa Maria, California. She received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Award. Her work is included in public and private collections such as the Walker Art Center, The Fine Arts Museum Houston, The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library's Print and Drawing Collection, the Getty Museum, the Progressive Collection, the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Grand Palais Museum, and the Fidelity Collection. She has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, China, New Zealand and India. Hammond is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. She currently lives in New York City.