Fiber and Material Studies: News and Events
Tuesday, February 18, 12:00 p.m.
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Harmony Hammond, Rib, 2013, oil and mixed media on canvas, 105.75" x 70.25". Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, NYC
William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies
Harmony Hammond is an artist, art writer and independent curator who lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico. A pioneer of the feminist art movement, Hammond was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women's cooperative art gallery in New York (1972) and Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics (1976). She has had more than 40 solo exhibitions and exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, not-for-profit spaces and art fairs. Her work was included in High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–1975 (2006) and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007) two major historical survey exhibitions that traveled to venues in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Hammond's work is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York City. Her work is also represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Brooklyn Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb, Joan Mitchell, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hammond's book Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art and the Martial Arts, (TSL Press, 1984), a classic on 70s feminist art, is out-of-print. Her ground-breaking book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (Rizzoli, 2000), also out-of-print, received a Lambda Literary Award and remains the primary text on the subject. In 2013, the College Art Association honored Hammond with the Distinguished Feminist Award.
Faith Wilding: Artist, writer, and educator. MFA, CalArts, 1973. Professor Emerita, Performance, SAIC (2002–13); Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center, Brown University (2011–13). Wilding's work addresses the recombinant, distributed, bio-tech body in drawing/painting/printmaking, video, digital media, installations, performances. Wilding co-founded and participated in the Feminist Art Programs (Fresno, CalArts) and feminist art movement in Southern California, chronicled in her By Our Own Hands (LA, 1976) Solo/ group exhibitions nationally/internationally for 40 years: Womanhouse; WACK! Art & Feminist Revolution; Terra Firma; Women Look at Women. Publications: Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices! (Autonomedia, 2003); numerous essays, including in The Power of Feminist Art, (Abrams, 1995). Wilding co-founded and collaborates with subRosa, feminist cultural producers using bio-art and tactical performance. Shows include: "The Interventionists", MASSMoCA; "BioDifference" Biennial Electronic Arts, Perth, Au; YOUGenics, SAIC; "International Markets of Flesh," Mexico City and Merida.
Awards: Guggenheim Fellow (2009); NEA artist fellowships (1987,1989); Creative Capital grant (2003–05). faithwilding.refugia.net