Tenure at UIUC

I’m very humbled, honored, and inspired to have received the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign​. Thank you to my wife Jess​, and friends and colleagues, near and far, for all your support. The biggest thanks to my mom and late dad, Carolyn and Ervin “Earl” Jr.; this achievement is dedicated to you. As we usher the class of 2015 toward their future, I’m also full of excitement for the many new personal and professional experiences ahead!  

Hands Up Don’t Shoot

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Hands Up Don’t Shoot, a new multimedia project with Winter Tangerine Review, will explore what it means to be black in America. The concept for the feature stemmed from the realization that unchecked police brutality and institutionalized racism in America allows for the unjust murder of black citizens, defying the claim that this country is “post-racial”. The injustice of Michael Brown’s death, along with the deaths of hundreds of other black children who were killed for the color of their skin, has been tragically normalized in our society. However, the riots and protests taking place all over the …

The Intuitionists

BY STEFFANI JEMISON, HEATHER HART, AND JINA VALENTINE, ORGANIZED BY LISA SIGAL July 11 – August 24, 2014 RECEPTION: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8pm THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street SoHo, New York 10013 The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project curated by artists Steffani Jemison, Heather Hart, and Jina Valentine, and organized by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. Inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionist—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference—the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects …

Interview with MODA Magazine

BY BRONTE MANSFIELD MODA Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. THE GALLERINA: SIGNIFICANT OTHER-INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Currently on view at the Porter Butts Gallery in the Memorial Union is an exhibition titled “Significant Other” by Patrick Earl Hammie.  Hammie’s large oil paintings of a couple have an impressive presence in the gallery.  The couple, whose nude bodies interact in striking, thought-provoking compositions, are initially a shock to the system of any twenty-something raised in our still-Puritanical culture; we are, even now, not accustomed to viewing the naked human body, and …

Significant Other at Elon University

SOLO EXHIBITION March 14 – April 15, 2014 RECEPTION: Monday, March 17, 12:30pm – 2:30pm ARTIST TALK: Monday, March 17, 5pm – 6pm GALLERY 406 ELON UNIVERSITY 406 W. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Significant Other, the conceptual sequel to Patrick Earl Hammie’s 2008 project Imperfect Colossi, presents a female and a male figure locked in a physical dialogue, hefting weight, and relocating the perceptions of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Drawing on the emotive qualities of Romanticist painting and its use of heroic proportions to engage with political and humanistic expression, he …

Lecture at University of Iowa

PUBLIC LECTURE Thursday, March 6, 6pm – 7pm SCHOOL OF ART AND ART HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 141 N. Riverside Dr. Iowa City, IA 52242 Patrick Earl Hammie will discuss his recent project Significant Other, the conceptual sequel to his 2008 project Imperfect Colossi. This work presents a female and a male figure locked in a physical dialogue, hefting weight, and relocating the perceptions of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. 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 …

Interview with Combustus Magazine

BY DEANNA ELAINE PIOWATY Combustus Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. IS THE IMPENETRABLE BLACK MALE A MODERN HEROIC MYTH? CONVERSATION WITH CHICAGO FIGURATIVE PAINTER PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Patrick Earl Hammie’s paintings are immediate, courageous, authentic. From his interracial couples posed in a re-envisioned dance of intimacy, to his unidealized portraits of the Black male nude caught in moments of vulnerability, Patrick Earl Hammie challenges, subtly and sometimes not so subtly, what we think we know and what we have come to expect. And yet, there is also that feeling of recognition. Because who Hammie is ultimately …

Representations of Race/Gender in the Art World’s Recent Past and Today

ORGANIZED BY ALISHA M. ELLIOT Through works by artist of the African Diaspora from 1984 to today, I will discuss representation of black artists and bodies in the recent art world, and facilitate a conversation about how artists and their representations of minorities are participating in popular media. FEBRUARY 5, from 12pm – 1pm Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 708 S. Mathews St. Urbana, IL 61801

Significant Other at Porter Butts Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION February 7 – March 25, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, February 7, 6pm – 8pm PORTER BUTTS GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 207 E. Buffalo St. Madison, WI 53706 Significant Other, the conceptual sequel to Patrick Earl Hammie’s 2008 project Imperfect Colossi, presents a female and a male figure locked in a physical dialogue, hefting weight, and relocating the perceptions of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Drawing on the emotive qualities of Romanticist painting and its use of heroic proportions to engage with political and humanistic expression, he imagines bodies as occasions for …

Patrick Earl Hammie at Gallery Gray

SOLO EXHIBITION October 4 – 31, 2013 GALLERY GRAY Location: Online Gallery Hours: 24/7 365 Perhaps more than any other form of image-making, figurative painting is often read as a mirror of the time in which it is made; the canvas might be uniquely valued as a type of sociohistorical document. Exploring the tension between power and vulnerability, Hammie’s paintings question historical constructions of gender and race to expand the filters through which identity is understood. Blending traditions of the Old Masters with contemporary modes of representation, his portraits use body language and narrative to reconfigure inherited conceptions of ideal …