Patrick Earl Hammie (born 1981) is an American painter currently living and working in Illinois. Hammie earned his B.A.in drawing and psychology from South Carolina’s Coker College and later completed his M.F.A. in painting at the University of Connecticut. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was an artist in residence at Wellesley College. Hammie is best known for working with oversized, hulking canvases, painting images of nudes that recall classic imagery. Through emotive body language, Hammie’s nudes tell riveting stories and examine gender roles, masculine identity, and race.
Hammie is the recipient of the Alliance of Artists Communities’ Midwestern Voices & Visions Award, the Award of Excellence from the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, and the Tanne Foundation Award. He also completed a residency at the John Michael Kohler Art Center. His work has been exhibited in solo and group presentations at the University of North Carolina, Purdue University, Wellesley College, and galleries in New York, Chicago, and more. He also accepts lecture invitations and public speaking engagements.