From 1990-2004, Kara Hammond lived and worked as an artist in Brooklyn NY, showing most notably with Joseph Rickards Gallery, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, White Columns, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The North Carolina Museum of Art and Momenta Art. She has had eight solo exhibitions since 1997 and has been included in a number of national and international exhibitions.
She has been a recipient of two Pollock-Krasner grants, and has been awarded several residencies, including the World Views Program at the World Trade Center in 2001, The Ucross Foundation, The Santa Fe Art Institute in 2002, and the MacDowell Colony in 2004.
Ms. Hammond has lectured as a visiting artist/teacher in various institutions across the country, including the American University, Montana State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the Ringling School of Art + Design, and the Savannah College of Art + Design. She has occasionally lectured on issues of art and technology at the International Conference on the History of Technology.
For three years, Ms. Hammond taught as an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC where she helped revive the drawing curriculum. She most recently taught as a guest lecturer in the studio art department at the American University in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2007.
From 2014 – 2018, Ms. Hammond was a lease-holding member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA, where she received an Alexandria, V.A. “Art in Public Spaces” project grant for the mural project “Dredging the Lethe”, in 2018.
A native of North Carolina, Ms. Hammond graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from East Carolina University in 1985 and acquired her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1989.
She currently works from her storefront studio in the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.