Kara Hammond has lived and worked as an artist in Brooklyn NY from 1990-2004, as well as in the Washington, DC area from 2010 – 2019. From 2004 – 2007, she was an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the College of Charleston, SC.
Ms. Hammond has lectured as a visiting artist/teacher in various institutions across the country, including the American University, The College of Charleston, Montana State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the Ringling School of Art + Design, and the Savannah College of Art + Design. She has had eight solo exhibitions since 1997 and has been included in a number of national and international exhibitions.
From 2014 – 2019, Ms. Hammond was a lease-holding member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA, where she received an Alexandria, V.A. “Art in Public Spaces” project grant for the mural project “Dredging the Lethe”, in 2018.
She currently works from her storefront studio in the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Among her most recent projects involve making ink from found materials in the environment and using them in an ongoing series delving into the process of drawing through observation and memory.