Alexandra Hammond | April 2021
Alexandra Hammond (b. Woodland, California) lives and works in New York City.
Alexandra Hammond’s multidisciplinary practice spans painting, installation and conversational performances. Hammond believes that all things, including perception, arise from a common ground of being and are in constant relationship with what is and what has been. She employs the specificity of images and manners as an invitation into an awareness of the undifferentiated: pure consciousness, endless possibility, blue sky.
Her work is closely related to meditation, the unconscious and alchemy. The first dream she remembers from her childhood was that she received a mysterious box in the mail filled with ribbons, lace and fine textiles. The blue satin ribbon was perhaps the first inkling of the sky-like backgrounds that would come to dominate her paintings.
She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY, and BA from NYU’s Studio Art department. Her projects have been shown internationally, most recently at Mass MoCA, with the Shaker Museum, and at Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of the Fall 2020 Fellowship for Utopian Practice from Culture Push.