Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist

Frederick Hammersley smiling holding a book open of some of his works

Beginning in 2017, the Department of Art launched the Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist Program

The program invites prominent contemporary painters from around the world to come live and work in Albuquerque. Funding for this program is provided by the Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist Program Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

The mission of the visiting artist program is to honor the legacy of Frederick Hammersley and expand awareness of his life and work through the establishment of links to some of the most visible painters working today. Through this program, visiting artists are provided with accommodations at The Hammersley House, a studio in proximity to the UNM Department of Art graduate students. The visiting artists are invited to create work, conduct studio visits with the Fine Arts graduate candidates, hold workshops, deliver a public lecture, and host an Open Studio event.

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2024 Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is a painter and writer who grew up in Olympia, Washington and participated in Riot Grrrl in her formative years. She attended the Evergreen State College in the 1990s, which introduced her to holistic structural ideas about aesthetics and politics. She makes paintings and cuts them up and pieces them back together with other paintings. Edge and seam become the subject, and the focus on transition has led to writing about process in painting. She is opening her attention to composting, depth psychology, poetics, climate change, doppelgängers, permaculture, New England furniture, rural transfer stations, daily rhythm, percussive rhythm, the effects of soul lag on humans, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, the color of sunlight through smoke from fires 3,000 miles away, and the emotional landscapes of students, friends and strangers alongside whom she lives.

She has shown at The Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Kadel Willborn in Karlsruhe, Germany etc. In 2021 she opened a mid-career survey show at the Blaffer in Houston, Texas, Comic Relief, accompanied by a monograph. She was a full time senior critic at Yale School of Art until 2021, and is now teaching part time at Yale and SAIC, as well as low res MFA advising at various schools around the country. She is a frequent guest lecturer at schools including, in recent years, Hunter College at CUNY, UCLA, The University of Ohio, Cranbrook, University of Alabama, the SAIC Low Residency Program, and Cornell College. Zuckerman-Hartung is represented by Corbett vs Dempsey in Chicago.

Artist Talk
Thursday, March 21, 5-6pm
Albuquerque Museum
Open to the public

Open Studio
Thursday, April 18, 3-6pm
UNM Annex Graduate Studios
(#105 on UNM map)
Open to the public

Previous Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artists

artwork by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (they/them/Lukaza) is an artist, activist, educator, storyteller & curator who lives/works between Ohlone Land [Oakland, CA] and Powhatan Land [Richmond,VA]. Through a practice based in the printed multiple, community-based work and organizing, painting, performance and installation building, they invite the viewer to recall and share their own lived narratives, offering power and weight to the creation of a larger dialogue around the telling of B.I.Q.T.P.O.C. stories.

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo received their MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA at California College of the Arts. They have had solo shows at SEPTEMBER Gallery [Kinderhook, NY], Deli Gallery [New York City, NY], Roll Up Projects [Oakland, CA], Guerrero Gallery [San Francisco, CA] and STNDRD Projects [Steuben, WI]. Their work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Konsthall C [Stockholm, Sweden], EFA Project Space [New York City, NY], San Francisco Arts Commision [San Francisco,CA], Leslie Lohman Museum [New York City, NY], Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [San Francisco, CA], Dancing Through Prison Walls [Los Angeles, CA], Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [Berkeley, CA] and L’Internationale Online, amongst others. They have been awarded residencies and fellowships at Kala Art Center [Berkeley, CA], Women Studio Workshop [Kingston, NY], ACRE Residency [Steuben, WI], Vermont Studio Center [Johnson, VT], CENTER [Grand Rapids, MI] and Common Field.

Lukaza’s artist books and printed editions have been published by Endless Editions, Childish Books, Press Press, Sming Sming and Printed Matter Inc. and is in the permanent collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cynthia Sears Artist’s Book Collection, California College of the Arts Printmaking Archive, University of California Santa Cruz Library, New York University Special Collections and San Francisco Museum of Art Library.

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Fox Hysen

Fox Hysen is a painter born in San Rafael, California in 1982 and grew up in the Bay Area. She received her BFA from New York University in 2006 and her MFA from Yale University in 2015. She currently lives in Norfolk, CT where she also runs an artist residency called Greenwoods, 2058.

Solo exhibitions include Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, Gallery 16 in San Francisco, Lehtinen Gallerie in Berlin, The Suburban in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and Marcello Marvelli Gallery in New York. Hysen has been part of numerous group shows nationally and abroad including Capital and Et al. in San Francisco, Basilica Hudson, New York, Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria, Kunstraum Kreuzber/Bethanien, Silberkuppe, Basso, all in Berlin, Germany among many others. She was the recipient of the 2016 Tournesol award for painting by the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, and is the 2022 Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist. She has an upcoming solo show at Below Grand Gallery in NYC and is currently represented by the gallery.

Her upcoming book Painting/Dirt is a collection of four lectures given at the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Art at MICA in 2021.

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Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson is a mixed-media artist who studies and sources imagery from different cultures, geographies, and times to develop a unified, visual language of her own. Wilson frequently combines printmaking, painting, sculpture, and video into her projects. Wilson works by collaging multiple forms of visual language together: ancient motifs, tropes from Western art history, and identifiers of her home in the New Mexico High Desert. Wilson has repurposed visuals associated with Greek myths, Impressionist paintings, and styles derived from the decorative and domestic arts. Paula Wilson received an MFA from Columbia and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Wilson’s most recent solo exhibitions were Entangled at 516 ARTS Contemporary Museum, Albuquerque, NM (2019), The Light Becomes You at Denny Dimin Gallery (2018), Spread Wild: Pleasures of the Yucca at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2018), and FLOORED at Williamson | Knight, Portland, OR (2018). She has been included in four exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, exhibitions at Skidmore College (2015), Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing (2014), Postmasters Gallery (2010), Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (2010), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2009), Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (2007), Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (2006), just to name a few. She has been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Artforum, The New York Times, the New York Observer, and The New Yorker. Wilson’s artwork is in many prestigious collections including, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the New York Public Library, Yale University, Saatchi Gallery, and The Fabric Workshop.
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David Korty

David Korty (b. 1971, California) studied an MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles (CA)(1998) following a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI)(1992). Korty is a painter whose works distill the human figure, urban landscape, and still life subjects into subtle arrangements of pattern, color, and shape. Employing collage, ink, and pencil, Korty’s sensitivity to color and contour combined with his formalist interest in surface, outline, and the interplay of two-dimensional and three-dimensional space to create works that variously echo the angular configurations of origami, the simplified linearity of architectural plans, and the encoded appearance of arrayed symbols or hieroglyphs. David Korty has shown extensively in Los Angeles, in solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, China Art Objects, Kohn Gallery and LAXART; at Derek Eller Gallery and Greene Naftali in New York; and at Sadie Coles HQ in London. Korty’s work has been acquired by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, Los Angeles; the Judith Rothschild Foundation; and the Rubell Collection. His work has been covered in Artforum, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Modern Painters, among other publications. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
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Xylor Jane

Xylor Jane (born 1963) is an American artist whose paintings “integrate mathematics, color, and time.” Jane’s color is rarely brushed, and rather is applied “in single, unmodulated dots, sometimes as tiny as a millimeter in diameter.” Jane has worked extensively with prime numbers and the Fibonacci sequence.

Jane is also known to be highly influenced by the weather, working “according to weather conditions, revisiting one painting, for instance, only on overcast days, and another when it’s sunny out: hence, some works take years to produce.”

Jane’s painting was featured in the Bay Area Now show at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2005. Other Bay Area institutions where she has had solo or two-person shows include the Jack Hanley Gallery, Gallery 16, the LAB, and the Luggage Store Gallery.

Jane had a 2010 solo show at Almine Rech in Paris, France and a 2005 solo show at Four Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.
Xylor Jane is based in Greenfield, Massachusetts and is represented by CANADA Gallery in New York City where she has had six solo exhibitions (2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016). Jane received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993.

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Gina Beavers

Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (1996), an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College (2005). She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high Acrylic relief. Series include paintings based on the creative realms of body painting, social media user’s photos of their meals, make-up tutorials, memes, and body builder selfies. Gina has exhibited solo projects at Carl Kostyal (London), GNYP (Berlin), Frieze (New York 2016), Michael Benevento (Los Angeles), Clifton Benevento (New York), Retrospective (Hudson, NY), Fourteen30 (Portland, Or), James Fuentes (New York), Nudashank (Baltimore, MD), and Material Art Fair (Mexico City). She has participated in numerous group shows, among them, MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Lumber Room (Portland, Or), Kentucky Museum of Contemporary Art (Louisville, KY), Nassau County Museum of Art (Long Island, NY), Flag Art Foundation (New York), William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, Ct), Abrons Art Center (New York), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York), Cheim and Read (New York), JTT (New York), Canada Gallery (New York), Valentin (Paris), Galerie Opdahl (Norway), and Night Gallery (Los Angeles). Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, the New Yorker and Modern Painters, among others.
artwork by Allison Miller

Allison Miller

Allison Miller (b. Evanston, IL) lives and works in Los Angeles. She is represented by The Pit, Los Angeles and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Kunstmuseum, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Made in LA 2012, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Pizzuti Collection, GAVLAK LA, and Ameringer/ McEnery/Yohe, among others.

Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, frieze, Modern Painters, Hyperallergic, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. She was recently the recipient of the 2017 Frederick Hammersley Foundation Fellowship and was the 2014 Richard Diebenkorn Foundation Fellow. Her work is in the collections of The Orange County Museum of Art, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Pizzuti Collection, the West Collection, UBS, JP Morgan Chase and Vassar College.

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