Harmony Hammond (b. 1944, Chicago, USA) attended the University of Minnesota from 1963–67, before moving to New York in 1969. She was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York (1972). Her earliest feminist work combined gender politics with post-minimal concerns of materials and process, frequently occupying a space between painting and sculpture. Hammond’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Rose Art Museum, Waltham; RedLine Art Space, Denver; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; among others. Teaching at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1989–2006, Hammond has lived and worked in northern New Mexico, USA.
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