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Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguishable for her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. In all of her work, there is play between the material and the immaterial, the physical and the spiritual: the dichotomy between what is seen and the sensation it provokes. The works inhabit a space she is constantly searching for, straddling the indefinable boundary between presence and absence, material and immaterial, consciousness and the unconscious. Her artwork becomes emblematic not only of the people whose hands she has traced or the subjects she is drawing but of her own evolving artist process-testimony to the passing of time and the quiet dissolution of memory.   Her work can be found in both private and public collections such as the Walker Art Center, the Library of Congress, The Fine Arts Museum Houston, The Progressive Art Collection, the Fidelity Collection, the New York Public Library’s print and drawing collection, The Chazen Museum, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, The Grand Palais Museum, Paris and the Getty Museum. She is a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.

Represented by:

Planthouse Gallery, NYC

Pamela Salisbury, Hudson, NY

Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, CT  

Chronological list of Selected Exhibitions

solo exhibitions *


Prototype 1.0,  curated by Tomas Vu, SPRINGS Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Dreamers Alive, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY*


Wonderland, Valerie Hammond Lothar Osterburg, Planthouse Gallery, NY, NY


Wander, Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, Pamela Salisbury, Hudson, NY

Women's Work, Lyndhurst


The Eyes Have It, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY, NY

HERAMERICA, Byrdcliff Kleinhart James Gallery, Woodstock, NY

Blue, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ



Traces, Debra Berke Partners, NY, NY *
Double Vision, crated by Jane Holzer, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, NY


Draw Serbia, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Pollinators, Cahoon Museum, Cape Cod, Mass.
Familiars, Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont, catalogue
Spectrum, The Thomas Cole House, Catskill, NY
We Never Sleep, Little John Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
Familiars, Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, Miss Porters School, Farmington, CT


I stole it from a Bee, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY*

Red, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

Nightjar, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY A Declaration of Sentiments, The Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY

DRAW, Massachusetts Collage of Art, Boston, Mass. New Prints 2017/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY

Booknesses Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection, curated by David Paton, University of Johannesburg, South Africa,


STAGE”, curated by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Columbia University, NY


Language of Birds: Occult and Art, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, NY
New Prints 2016/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY

Reverse Reflection, Byrdcliff Kleinhart James Gallery, Woodstock, NY*


Printing Women, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Lure: John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York*
DRAW: Mapping Madness, Dali Contemporary Art, Gucheng, Dali, China


Decay: The Ephemeral Body in Art, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa
On Being, Union College, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY*
Print Facets: Five Centuries of Printmakers, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Somewhere between Creation & Destruction, University of Hartford Gallery, Hartford, CT
Three Artist at the Bronson House, Valerie Hammond ,Kiki Smith and Seton Smith, Hudson, NY
In Pursuit of Wonder, 1 E 53rd st Gallery, New York, NY*
DRAW: Mapping Madness, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China, catalogue
New York-New Delhi, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, India


Blue Rainbow, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY*

The Morphology of the Print, Lehman College, New York, NY
Streaming Spirits: New Prints by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia
New Prints 2013/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY
A Show of Hands, Tucson Art Museum, Tuscan, Arizona
New Prints 2013/Winter, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland


Streaming Spirits: New Prints by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, Gallerie Pfreim, Lacoste, France
Diamond Leaves: Brilliant artist books from around the world, curated by Xu Bing and Marshall Weber, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China
Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press, St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, Mo


Threshold, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY*
Papertails, 80 WSE Gallery, Curated by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, NY, NY

Aether, Valerie Hammond, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA*
Propagating Eden: Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing in Botany and Art, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY


Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond Etchings and Encaustic Drawings, Toots and Magoo Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Off the Wall: Contemporary Installation, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY*


Valerie Hammond, Twilight contes de fees, Garson Baker Fine Art, NY
The Beast Within, Bowman Bloom Gallery, New York, NY
New Prints Fall 2008, ICPNY, NY, NY
E/AB Fine Print Fair, New Editions, The Brodsky Center, NY, NY
Propagating Eden: Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing in Botany and Art, ICPNY, NY, NY
Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NEXT Art Fair, Cue Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Wildwood Press, Chicago, IL
Aqua Miami, Wildwood Press, Miami, Florida 


Corpo-real , Book as Body, Body as Book, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
The Big Draw, site-specific public drawing project at Teardrop Park, The Drawing Center, NY, NY
Ten Years of Wildwood Press, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
Tease, Garson Fine Arts, New York, NY
Emily Dickinson Rendered, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Valerie Hammond Works in Progress, Wildwood Press, St. Louis, Missouri
Ether Valerie Hammond, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona


Valerie Hammond, curated by Kiki Smith, The Cue Foundation, NY, NY
Colectiva Diciembre-Emero, Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid Spain
Hair, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Valerie Hammond, M% Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Art 212, M% Gallery, New York, New York
Valerie Hammond and Mary Mcfarland, NG Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Flow Art Fair, M% Gallery, Miami, Florida


De Balthus a Zeller, Michel Soskine In., Madrid, Spain
Tracings, Valerie Hammond, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Valerie Hammond/Kim Cridler; Tracings, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Scope New York, M% Gallery, New York, New York
Pulp, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
New Prints 2005/Spring Selected by Kiki Smith, International Print Center, NY, NY
Encaustic Works 2005, Sammuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York


Means, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Valerie Hammond and Judy Pfaff, M% Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Valerie Hammond, Port Gallery, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Multiple Encounters, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India,
Jawahar, Kala Dendra, Jaipur, Dala Akadeni, Goa, Dirla Akadeni of fine Arts, Calcutta


Valerie Hammond, Memento, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Meander, M% Gallery, Cleveland Ohio
Garden of Compassion, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona


25th Small Works, 80 WSE Galleries, (Jury Prize) NY, NY
Yale Faculty Show, Norfolk, Connecticut
Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Winter Show, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York


Work of Papers, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
Memory, Brewery Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


Prints 2000, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Waxing Poetic Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey,
And Knoxville Art Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee


Valerie Hammond and Lisa Lawley, The Panting Center, New York, New York


Location, Kendall Fine Art, Hudson, New York


The Altered Image, Islip Art Museum, New York


A Sense of Order, The Painting Center, New York


Woman's Drawings, Council of the Arts Gallery, Catskill, New York


Group Show, Artist Space Gallery, New York
Gallery Artists, Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris, France


Group Show, Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris, France


Artists Books, Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris, France


Valerie Hammond, J.L. Becker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Messages, Carlo La Magna Gallery, New York


Disposable Art Show, Kamikaze, New York
The Fan Show, Jon Leon Gallery, New York


Original Artists Books, Frankfurt, Germany
Prenez un livre dit-elle, Yerres, France
Books of American Artists, Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris, France
3rd Salon du Livre Grand Palais Museum, Paris, France


The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn., the New York Public Library's print and drawing collection, 
The Fine Arts Museum Houston, The Getty Museum, The Library of Congress, US Embassy, Ethiopia; 
Fidelity Investments, Boston, Mass; SCAD Permanent Collection; Atlanta, Georgia; Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM; 
The Progressive Collection, Grand Palais Museum, Paris, France; Agnes Gund Collection, New York, NY; 
The Grinnell College Art collection, Grinnell, IA; BJC Center For Advanced Medicine, St. Louis, MO; 
K&K Collection, Monaco, France

Education: MFA University of California, Berkeley

Selected Reviews:

Jia, Lin, Valerie Hammond, The Soft Hands That Traveled Through time, Art World 280, China, November, 2014
Ebony, David, Artfully Haunted Hudson House Features Kiki Smith, Seton Smith, Valerie Hammond, Art in America,
June 12, 2014
Isaacs, John. Midsummers Dream, Three Artists at the Bronson House, Local Culture, June 8, 2014
Palmer, James, Printmakers Pushing the Envelope of their Art 

The Riverdale Press, November 28, 2013
Rees, Lucy, Streaming Spirits IN Lacoste, Flash Art, October 2012
Baran, Jessica, Mark Making at SLU, Riverfront Times,
October 18,2012
Wei, Lily, Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith are Not Afraid of Ghost,

Art in America, July 16, 2012 
Rosenweig, Zach, The Paper Project, Bomb Magazine,

September 12, 2011
Mattera, Joan, Fiber and Wax, Surface design Magazine, 2011
Shulman, Ken, Valerie Hammond, Walker Contemporary Boston, ArtNews, June 2010
McQuaid, Cate, Dark and Delicate, Valerie Hammond,

The Boston Globe, March 17, 2010
Gordon, Amanda, The Belle of Wave Hill, The New York Sun, 2007
Smith, Kiki, Curators Statement: Valerie Hammond, catalogue,

The Cue Art Foundation 2006 

Grants and Residency’s
2017 Artist-in-Residency, Awagami Paper Factory, Tokushima, Japan
2016 Artist-in-Residency, Clo Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland

(Print edition published)

2015 Artist-in-Residency, Clo CillRialaig, County Kerry, Ireland

(Print edition published)

2014 Artist-in-Residency, Clo Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland
(Print edition published)

2013 Artist-in-Residency, Clo Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland

(Print edition published)

2012 NewYork Foundation for the Arts Grant

2009 Peter S Reed Foundation Grant

2006 LMCC Artist Grant2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant

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