Hollis Hammonds is interested in a wide number of concerns including consumerism, hoarding, global warming, economic disparities, war, terrorism, and natural disasters. She creates detailed large-scale drawings and utilizes found objects and wood veneer to create intricate spatial installations which provide post-apocalyptic yet enchanting creations.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Northern Kentucky University, Hammonds went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts in 2-D Art from University of Cincinnati. She has been recognized through numerous grants and awards during her career, including the Presidential Research Grant for Creative Expression, the National Endowment for the Arts project grant in 2003, and a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2013. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
During her residency, Hammonds will co-teach a course with painter Susan Brenner, Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Art History. Together they will work with students to explore drawings and space to be transformed to 3-D forms. Hammonds will also be working, in her McColl Center studio, on new works that have yet to be exhibited which include a graphic memoir, large scale drawings, and new installations.
Residency Type UNC Charlotte Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Currently Based Austin, TX
Medium Drawing, Installation
Residency Dates Jan 11 — May 3 2016