Valerie Hammond

Valerie Hammond is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor with her
primary practice being Drawing. She has always been drawn to
places and objects that are full of mystery. The expressive and
devotional qualities of church shrines, ex-votos, and Asian art
ranging from Tibetan medical drawings to Buddhist sculptures
serve as inspiration for the artist. Hammond captures in her work
the fluidity and transformationality of the mysterious and
metaphysical realms of the human condition. 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 New York Public Library’s Print and
Drawing Collection, The Progressive Collection, The Grand Palais
Museum, The Fidelity Collection and the Grinnell College Art
Collection. She has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions
in the United States, Europe, China, New Zealand and India. Most
recently she has exhibited at Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery,
New York, NY, The CAFA Museum, Beijing, China, the Walker
Contemporary Gallery in Boston, MA; Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery,
Bronx, NY in collaboration with IPCNY, New York, NY; and the
Portsmouth Art Museum in Portsmouth, NH. 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 Grant. She currently lives in NYC and teaches
advanced printmaking at NYU and Columbia University. Her work
can be seen at Littlejohn Contemporary in New York.