Katy Diamond Hamer

KATY DIAMOND HAMER
based in Brooklyn, New York


New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, New York 
M.A., Studio Art, 2009, Magna Cum Laude
NYU facilities in New York, Venice, Italy & Accra, Ghana
Studied with Lyle Ashton Harris, Gerry Pryor, Maureen Gallace, Keith Mayerson, Nancy Barton
The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
B.F.A., Fine Art Illustration, 1999
Magna Cum Laude, Liberace Scholar, Presidential  Scholar
With extended study at Polimoda, Florence, Italy

New York Magazine, SEEN, Vulture.com                                                 2014-Present
Contributor, Art writer, Several features including “26 Female Artists on Lynda Benglis” (which went viral on twitter), An interview with “Jerry Gorovoy on working with Louise Bourgeois”, “10 Black Artists on Ebony and Jet Magazines”, Working with Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz and editor David Wallace-Wells, each of these articles attracted a multitude of attention globlally.

W Magazine, Conde Nast, New York                                                          2015- Present
Contributor, Art writer, Online contemporary art coverage including Paul Chan at the Guggenheim, Michael E. Smith at the Sculpture Center, Trisha Brown dance troupe at the Judd Foundation and more.

Flash Art International, Milan                                                                        2011-Present
New York Correspondant, I have a contributed countless reviews to Flash Art International. Highlights include texts on artists Laurie Simmons at the Jewish Museum, Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly, Gregor Hildebrandt at Galerie Perrotin, Tobias Rehberger in collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ragnar Kjartasson in performance at MoMA PS1 amongst others.

Eyes-Towards-The-Dove.com                                                                       2006-Present
Founder,  Editor, Art Writer (Based in Brooklyn, NY)
Online venue that focuses on contemporary and emergent art. Coverage is based 

Frieze d/e: A Talk with Clara Meister, Ludlow 38

Whitehot Magazine: 2011-Present
Contemporary art magazine online. I have contributed reviews for artists such as Jeremy Kost, Andrea Galvani, Kristen Schiele and others.

Artvoices Magazine: 2012-2014
Print and online magazine based in LA. Currently I have contributed a feature on Paolo Canevari, an interview with founder of VOLTA Amanda Coulson and an interview with German art collector Christian Boros

Berlin Art Link: 2011-2013
Online magazine based in Berlin, focusing on contemporary art and culture. My reviews spanned Cory Arcangel, Jonathan Schipper and a feature on Immersive Surfaces by Berlin and NY based curator Leo Kuelbs.

STUDIO VISITS/INVITATION TO CRITIQUE:
2016
Sotheby's Institute, Guest Lecturer, Contemporary journalism, art business and art history 
NYU, Performance Art Crititque, Thesis review
Hofstra University, Guest speaker to studio art class
Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Guest speaker to contemporary art and photography students including a guided tour to visit Chelsea galleries
Upcoming: Panel discussion at the New York Academy of Art, NY organized by Sharon Louden

2014
NYU, Performance Art Critique, BFA Class, Professor Lyle Ashton Harris
2013
Triangle Arts Residency, Dumbo, Brooklyn, Studio visits and on the jury selection for upcoming Resident Selection
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn
Columbia University, New York
New York University, New York (Fall Semester)
LMCC Governor's Island
2012
Visiting Artist/Critic Greeceworks
A new residency formed by Christina Thomopoulos in Athens, Greece
Bringing together American and Greek artists with the goal of focusing on public space

CURATING:
Curator, Reverse Codes, Group exhibition, Scouting venue, New York ~Upcoming
2010
Curator, “NYU in Ghana, The First Five Years” NYU Commons, New York
Student exhibition featuring artwork from Alumni from NYU Steinhardt’s program in Accra, Ghana commemorating the first five years of New York University’s facilities in Accra.
2009
Assistant Curator, “Perceptions”, NYU in Accra, Ghana
Organized an exhibition for Undergraduate students from New York University along with Lyle Ashton Harris
Lecturer at New Hyde Park Memorial H.S. New York:

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Teaching Assitantship with Lyle Ashton Harris 2009-2011
Studio Assistant and T.A. both in New York & Accra, Ghana
Assist in the classroom, both in critiques and lectures (Ghana)
Email correspondence between Artist and CRG Gallery, Gregory Miller and Co., as well as other NYU Faculty
Scanning and retouching of photographic material for exhibition in large scale format
Organize slide presentations, based on particular classroom related discussion.
Partake in selection process for National Service Students in Accra, Ghana related to a private collection of West African Art and collaboration with NYU at the Dei Center

Art Mentor, for NYU Studio Art students 2009-2011
Worked with several NYU students in a mentor format, speaking about art, critical thought and studies, as well as career choices and opportunities.

Teacher’s Assistant, NYU Fall Semester 2007
T.A. for Brandon Stosuy (Stereogum/Pitchfork) and Jason Murison (Friedrich Petzel Gallery)
Downtown Scene of New York from the 1980’s-90’s, punk music, street art, and NoWave film
Responsible for organization of classroom materials and readings
Assisted in reading weekly papers which were direct response to class material
Answered student questions regarding, the sensitivity to class content, personal concerns, and class assignments.

LANGUAGE: English (mother tongue), Italian (fluent)
2003: Scholarship from the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Art Career (Currently not in practice):
SOLO EXHIBITION:
2008
"Katy Hamer", The Rosenberg Gallery,
New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, New York

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013
Triangle Arts Residency Annual Auction
2012
-NYU Venice Exhibition, 80WSE Gallery, NY organized by Gerry Pryor, Michael Cohen, David Darts and Peter Campus (catalogue available)
-December Store, Antwerp, Belgium, organized by Vanessa Albury, Sorine Anderson, and Jan Van Woensel
-Artists Merchandising Art, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin and LA
2011
-GNFR, Curated by Jan Van Woensel, Monty Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium
-DAC Holiday Exhibition, organized by Olivia Eckfeld and Karl Erickson
-Voyeur: Seen and Be Seen, Brooklyn Artists Gym, New York
-Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS Benefit, CRG Gallery, New York
2009
-Nsoroma: The Legacy of Joe Nkrumah, The Dei Center,
Tesano, Accra, Ghana, organized by Lyle Ashton Harris (catalogue available)
-M.A. Thesis Exhibition, 80 Washington Square Gallery, N.Y.U., New York
(catalogue available)
-Perceptions, NYU in Ghana, co-curated by Mawuli Tofah and Katy Hamer

2001
-The International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy
-RSVP “Shadows” finalist, The Society of Illustrators, New York
1999
-Student Exhibition, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY:
The International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy 2001