Hollis Hammonds is an artist, professor of art, and Chair of Visual Studies. She is author of the drawing textbook Drawing Structure: Conceptual & Observational Techniques

Hammonds' creative research focuses on topics related to consumerist culture and environmental crisis. She has been working in collaboration with associate professor Sasha West whose poems also address climate grief. Their collaboration has been exhibited at the Wright Gallery in College Station, TX and the Central Library Gallery in Austin, TX. Hollis is an actively exhibiting artist, including solo exhibitions at The Fine Arts Galleries at Northern Kentucky University; the Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, TX; Women and Their Work in Austin, TX; Gallery 2506 in Chicago, IL; Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC; the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati in OH; the Museum of Art at Southern Mississippi University in Hattiesburg, MS; the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Flex Space, Pump Project Satellite Space in Austin, TX; Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX; and the University of St. Mary Gallery in Leavenworth, KS. Her creative work has been published in New American Paintings, Manifest's International Drawing Annual, FOA magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, and Uppercase magazine.

As artists we challenge, reflect on, and question society; from the minutest details to the grandest of themes, we use art as a means to critique our world.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, 2019-present
  • Associate Professor (Tenured 2014), 2012-2019
  • Chair, Visual Studies, 2013-present
  • Acting Associate Dean, Humanities, Spring 2015
  • Assistant Professor, 2007-2012

Year Started


  • MFA in 2D Studies at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001
  • BFA in Drawing at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 1998

Achievement & Involvement

Honors and Awards


  • 2022 Waitlisted for the Alaska AIR, Bunnell Street Arts Center’s artist residency.
  • 2021 Awarded an Emerging Artist Residency at the Franconia Sculpture Park, Missoula, MT (unable to attend)2019-present, Artist in Residence, Texas After Violence Project, Austin, TX
  • 2018, nominated for the USA Fellowship
  • 2018, selected for New American Paintings, West edition, #138. (Juror: Alison Hearst, Associate Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.)
  • 2018, awarded Banff Center for Arts & Creativity drawing residency (unable to attend)
  • 2017, Marathon Artist in Residence, UW Marathon, Wausau, WI (November 6-9)
  • 2017, Artist in Residence, Drury University, Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory program (June 5-July 7)
  • 2017, Grand Prize award for "Domestic Brutality," Dave Bown Projects, 14th Semiannual Competition, curated by Alison Hearst, Associate Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Benjamin Sutton, News Editor, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn; Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy.
  • 2016, Artist in Residence, UNC Charlotte and the McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2015, Artist in Residence, Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, South Carolina, funded by an NEA grant
  • 2014-2015, University Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award, St. Edward's University
  • 2014, New American Paintings, #114, West Edition
  • 2012, Dave Bown Projects, 5th Semiannual Competition
  • 2012, Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
  • 2008, awarded Artist in Residence at Millay Colony for the Arts (unable to attend)

Organizations, Boards and Memberships

  • 2019-present, Services to Artists Committee (SAC), College Art Association (CAA)
  • 2018-2020, Member, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
  • 2012-2017, Panel Member, Chair (2016-2017), Austin Art in Public Places Panel
  • 2012-2016, Board Member, Texas Association of Schools of Art


  • College Art Association (CAA)
  • National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA)
  • Foundations in Art, Theory and Education (FATE)
  • Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA)

Creative Expression

Creative Expression Statement

Ranging from detailed drawings to sculptural installations, my creative works deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe and superficial loss. Questioning consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting, piles of debris and trash fill my drawings and installations. Ongoing projects include a memoir-style project called Blanket of Fog, an installation exploring Police brutality and American domesticity called Domestic Brutality, and a collaborative project with poet Sasha West titled A Dark Wood Grew Inside Me reflecting both of our concerns over the environmental crisis and an uncertain future.

Publications & Articles


Exhibition catalog: Drawing Discourse, The Department of Art & Art History, UNC Asheville, NC, Pages 140-141, 2021.

Exhibition catalog: A Dark Wood Grew Inside Me, Wright Gallery, College of Architecture, TAMU, College Station, TX, 2020.

Cover Illustration: Narrating Midlife: Crisis, Transition, and Transformation, edited by Lori West Peterson & Christine Elizabeth Kiesinger, Lexington Books, April 30, 2019.

Endpaper Artwork: Life and Death in a Carceral State: Narratives of Loss and Survival, Texas After Violence Project, 2018.

Exhibit in Print: New American Paintings, No. 138, West Issue, 2018.

Exhibit and Interview in Print: Friend of the Artist (FOA) magazine, Summer 2017.

Contributing author: "Agents of Change: Facilitating Collegial Investment and Support," Future Forward, Vol. 5, April 2017, pp. 54-67. Integrative Teaching International, ThinkTank9 – Citizen/Artist: Education and Agency.

Exhibit Catalog: Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery, Austin, TX. 2017, pp. 7-8, 117, 145.

Exhibit in Print: International Drawing Annual 10, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH. Juried publication, 2016, Page 100.

Exhibit Catalog: Blanket of Fog, with an essay by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Women & Their Work Gallery, 2015.

Textbook: Hammonds, Hollis. Drawing Structure: Conceptual & Observational Techniques. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2014. http://www.kendallhunt.com/hammonds/ 

Exhibit in Print: Franz, Jason, ed. "Finalists." International Drawing Annual 8 (2014): cover, 8-9, 79-81, 176-177.

Exhibit in Print: Zevitas, Steven T., ed. "Winners: Western Competition 2014." New American Paintings, no. 114 (2014): 10, 78-81.

Interview in Print: Garcia, Armando, ed. "Eye of the Storm: Hollis Hammonds." Snapshot, no. 01 (2014): 46-51.

Exhibit in Print: Franz, Jason, ed. "Finalists." International Drawing Annual 7 (2013): 82-85.

Exhibit in Print: Broz, Debra, ed. "The End." Cantanker, no. 14 (2012): 34-35.

Exhibit in Print: Studio Visit Magazine, January 1, 2011, 76-77.

Exhibit Catalog Forward: Hammonds, Hollis. "Forward." In And Also With You: Pato Hebert, 3-4. Austin, Texas: St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery, 2011.

Exhibit Catalog Forward: Hammonds, Hollis. "Notes on Drawing..." In Summer Some Aren't, Cover, 4-5, 8-9. Cincinnati, Ohio: U-turn Art Space, 2010.

Textbook: Hammonds, Hollis. Drawing Structure: Conceptual & Observational Techniques. 1st ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2009.

Exhibit in Print: Franz, Jason, ed. "Finalists." International Drawing Annual 4 (2009): 82-85.

Exhibit Catalog: B.j.u.r.e. Biennial Juried Underground Railroad Exhibition, Visual Journey: Enslavement, Underground Railroad, Freedom. Highland Heights, Kentucky: Northern Kentucky University, 2004. 52-53.



Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, "Awake in dark: How Hollis Hammonds and Sasha West ask us about our role in the environmental crisis," Sightlines Magazine, Austin, TX, November 21, 2021.

Friend of the Artist (FOA), Volume 13, Summer 2021 (release date TBA), Pages 202-204.

Michael Barnes, Vive la 'Femme Abstract,' a colossal art show in East Austin, Austin American Statesman, January 6, 2021.

Barbara Purcell, Art in the Absence of Touch: ‘The Femme Abstract,’ Sightlines Magazine, January 6, 2021.

Robert Faires, "The Femme Abstract," The Austin Chronicle, January 8, 2021.Troutman, Christopher, “Through the Artist’s Eyes: Drawing,” Art As Living Practice, Kendall Hunt, 2019, pp. 59-60.

Emily Broyles, "“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots," The Northerner, September 20, 2019.

Jean, Melany, “MASS Gallery's "Staycation: thresholds" The gallery's first exhibit in its new home invites viewers into the private self and into the stretching of one's limits,” The Austin Chronicle, November 6, 2018. (review of exhibit co-curated by Hollis Hammonds and riel struchio)

Hyatt, Joana, “An Interview with Artist and Educator Hollis Hammonds,” Trends 2016, The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, 2016, Pages 54-59.

Meyers, Ashley, “Foundation Drawing at the Weeks Gallery,” Student Voices, JCC SUNY, March 8, 2017.

Tilley, Melissa, “Explore Artists’ “Wasteland/Wonderland” at the Dishman Art Museum.” EventsBook, SoutheastTexasEvents, January, 2016, Page 23.

Hinton, Brandianne, “Wonder of Waste: Hammonds explores memory, possessions, loss at Dishman.” University Press: Lamar University, Vol. 92, No. 12, January 28, 2016, Pages 1 & 4.

Duerler, Caitlin, "Destructive Beauty: Hammonds’ wasteland/wonderland explores value of possessions." ISSUE Magazine, February, 2016.

Brenner, Wayne Allen, "Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015: The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones." The Austin Chronicle, January 1, 2016.

Cote, Grace & Newman, Lea, "Artful: What to do and see in Charlotte." The Charlotte Observer, December 30, 2015.

Carter, Richard, "Art Sketches Shadows of Displaced Identity," Times Record News, November 1, 2015.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, "In a solo exhibit, Hollis Hammonds reconciles with a childhood fire," Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX, April 1, 2015.

Garcia, Armando, ed. "Eye of the Storm: Hollis Hammonds." Snapshot, no. 01, 2014, Pages 46-51.

Susannah Morgan, "Hollis Hammonds: Drawing Beauty from Ruin," Aether Magazine, Austin, TX, fall/winter 2014.

Luke Quinton, "Gladys Poorte’s art expands into several dimensions," Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Abrams, Nora Burnett, "Juror's Comments," New American Paintings, October/November 2014, Pages 10-11.

Leah Rhyne, "The artwork of Hollis Hammonds finds beauty in humanity's castoffs, A Beautiful Disaster," Charleston City Paper, May 21, 2014

Lawrence, Jordan, "Future Focus: Shorter But Busier, Indie Grits Festival Keeps Moving Forward." Free Times: Cover Story, April 15, 2015.

Pauline West, "Hollis Hammonds: Worthless Matter," https://reduxartcenter.wordpress.com, March 2014

Stacy Huggins, "Hollis Hammonds’ Worthless Matter," Art Mag, Charleston, SC, March 28th, 2014 (Spring 2014).

Keith Banner, "Wave of Mutilation: Hollis Hammonds’ “Worthless Matter” at Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, DAAP," AEQAI, February 23, 2014.

Hall, Thomas, "Artist Marcus Jansen wins 5th Semiannual Dave Bown Projects competition." examiner.com, December 16, 2012.

Caitlin Greenwood, "Hammonds’s Beautiful Monsters Renders Natural Disasters Majestic," Austinist.com, Arts & Entertainment, May 23, 2012.

"Labour Intensive," Uppercase Magazine, Issue 11, October 2011, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, pp. 42-50.

Stacia Hernstrom, “Going Public, An art class designs for the masses,” St. Edward’s University Magazine, Spring 2011.

Yenifes Trochez, “Art spruces up Hunt Hall Café,” Hilltop Views, St. Edward’s University, September 22, 2010.

Patrick Jones, “Huge Cake for huge year,” Hilltop Views, St. Edward’s University, September 22, 2010.

Hans Christianson, “You Gotta Have Art, The new Fine Arts Gallery director talks shop,” St. Edward’s University Magazine, Fall 2008, Volume 9, Issue 3.

Staff Reporter, "Making Their Mark," The Observer, October 2, 2008.

Cory Peeke, "Six Artists Explore the Possibilities of Drawing," EOU News, Eastern Oregon University, September 23, 2008.

Paula Meyer, "Contemporary Drawing Exhibit at ISU Jan. 10-Feb. 2," ISU Newsroom, Indiana State University, January 4, 2007.

Hank Hoffman, "Text Messaging," Connecticut Art Scene, September 15, 2006.

Judy Birke, "Message sometimes lost in medium in ALL's Texture," The New Haven Register: CT Central, September 9, 2006.

John Fox, "Young Influentials Take Root in Cincinnati: The 'next generation' of artists and arts leaders come of age; how are they doing?," Cincinnati CityBeat, August 30, 2006.

Selena Reder, "Triple Threat: Curator, teacher and artist Hollis Hammonds remains immersed in the local art community," Cincinnati CityBeat, August 23-29, 2006.

Christine Mersch, "Hanging History: University Galleries on Sycamore offers art both old and new," Cincinnati CityBeat, April 5, 2006.

Jackie Glaser, "Truly Unhooked: Visual Fringe expands Fringe Festival Concept in unexpected ways," Cincinnati CityBeat, June 8, 2005.

Jaquelyn Vaughn, "Articulations," Cincinnati CityBeat, February 2, 2005.

William Messer, "Reviews | Midwest," Art Papers, p. 53, January/February, 2005.

Jackie Demaline, "Hollis directs Visual Fringe," Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, March 14, 2004.

Julie Bernzott, "Visual Fringe is a powerful accessory to this year's edgy new festival," Cincinnati CityBeat, May 12, 2004.

Allyson Jacob, "Beyond candy hearts and flowers." AroundCinci.com, Friday, February 6, 2004.

Stacey Recht, "Moving On, What's next for the visionaries behind The Artery and SSNOVA." Cincinnati CityBeat, vol 9, issue 49 Oct 15-21, 2003.

Steve Ramos, "Lost in Space - Supporters of Alternative Arts Spaces - from Laura Hollis to Ed Stern - try to Weather the Tough Times," Cincinnati CityBeat, vol. 9, issue 22, 2003.

Rick Pender, "Steve Ramos & Staff, The Next Influentials," Cincinnati CityBeat, vol. 9, issue 22, 2003.

Steve Ramos, "Newport Without Artery," Cincinnati CityBeat, vol. 9, issue 19, 2003.

Kitty Morgan, "Cool City (the Creative Class)," Cincinnati Magazine, cover story, May 2003.

Chris Carleton, "Five From UC Named Leading Women." University of Cincinnati NewsRecord, 2-7-2003.

ArtBroshure, "The Artery Flows with Scholarly Art," Artspike Magazine, vol. 1, issue 11, Nov. 8, 2002.

Wampler, Liberty, "Art Avalanche," Cincinnati CityBeat: vol. 8, Issue 45, Sept. 19-25, 2002.

John Fox, Rick Pender, and Steve Ramos, "The Most Influential People in the Arts," Cincinnati CityBeat: vol. 8, issue 42; Aug 29-Sep 4, 2002.

Marylin Baurer, "Carnegie Program Immerses Kids in Islamic Culture," The Cincinnati Enquirer: June 2nd, 2002.

Steve Ramos, "Arts Resolution for 2002: Give Youth a Chance," Cincinnati CityBeat: vol. 8, issue 7; Dec. 27, 2001 - Jan. 2, 2002.

Steve Ramos, "Finding Space for Art," Cincinnati CityBeat: vol. 7, issue 42; Sep. 6-12, 2001.




2020 Co-curator & Exhibit Designer, ARTexchange, 108th CAA Annual Conference, Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (February 12-15)

2020 Workshop Organizer, Black Lunch Table, ARTspace, 108th CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (February 12-15)

2020 Session Co-chair, Active Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion, ARTspace, 108th CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (February 12-15)

2019 Presenter, “Building, Destroying, and Re-configuring Through Installation,” SECAC Conference, Chattanooga, TN (October 16-19)

2019 Panelist, “Balancing Obsession, with Matt Kish, Denise Burge, Matt Hart, & Hollis Hammonds,” National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) Conference, Cincinnati, OH (September 18-20)

2019 Panelist, University Galleries: Strategies for Active Engagement, ARTspace, 107th CAA Annual Conference, NYC, (February 13-16)

2019 Participant, 2019 CCAS Seminar for Department Chairs/Heads, Savannah, GA (February 17-19)

2019 Presenter, “Stereotypes: Content and Context”, Intersectional, diverse, equitable, gendered, political: teaching, FATE Conference, Columbus, OH (April 3-5)

2018 Panelist, Make Way for Making: An Exploration of Makerspaces in Higher Education, Teaching Symposium 2018, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2017 Presenter, “Crossing Disciplines through Comics,” SECAC Conference, Columbus, OH (October 25-28)

2017 Presenter, "Drawing Collaborative Frameworks: 3 Case Studies," Foundations, Art, Theory and Education Conference (FATE), Kansas City, MO (April 3-7)

2015 Presenter, Collective Consciousness – A Dialogue on Drawing, Jane Hammond, Elise Engler & Hollis Hammonds, moderator Richard Moninski, College Art Association Conference 2015, New York, NY

2014 Regional Conference Co-Chair, Project Share, FATE/TASA Regional Event, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2013 Session Chair, Supporting Undergraduate Research, Foundations, Art, Theory and Education Conference (FATE), Savannah, GA (April 2-6)

2013 Presenter, “Building an Authentic Skill Set in Foundation Level Drawing,” Foundations, Art, Theory and Education Conference, Savannah, GA (April 2-6)

2013 Presenter, Foundations Panel, moderator: Carol Fluekiger, Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference, Houston, TX (October 10-13)

2011 Presenter, “For Better or For Worse? The Union Between Teaching and Making Drawings,” Teaching Foundations vs. Studio Practice, Foundations, Art, Theory and Education Conference, St. Louis, MS

2010 Participant: Four Minds for the Future: Creative, Constructive, Critical, Connective, ThinkTank5 Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (June 2-6)

2010 Conference Co-chair, 2010 TASA Conference: Art & Community: A shared dialog of green art, social activism, collaboration and community art, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2010 Presenter, “Drawing Structure: Beginning Drawing and a DIY Textbook,” Innovations in Foundations, TASA Conference, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2010 Exhibitor, One Cube Foot Exhibition, SEU Fine Arts Gallery, TASA Conference, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2009 Participant, Faculty Institute on Globalization and Society (FIGS), Salado, TX (May 31-Jun 3)


2017 Visiting Artist in Residence, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

2016 Artist in Residence, McColl Center for Art + Innovation & UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2016 Panel Discussion: Drawing Into Space, Artist in Residence at UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2016 Visiting Artist Lectures and Student Critiques, UNT Dallas, Denton, TX

2016 Panel Discussion: Cultural Memory, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC

2016 Gallery Talk, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX

2015 Artist in Residence, Public Lecture and Collaborative Art Installation (w/students), Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

2015 Public Lecture, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

2015 Gallery Talk, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2015 Gallery Talk, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

2014 Gallery Talk, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2014 Public Lecture, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

2014 Gallery Talk, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2014 Gallery Talk, Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, OH

2013 Public Lecture and Graduate Student Critiques, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2012 Public Lecture, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2012 Gallery Talk, Flex Space, Pump Project Satellite, Austin, TX

2012 Presentation, University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS

2008 Student Critiques, Eastern Oregon University, La Grange, OR

2007 Gallery Talk, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

2007 Presentation, RIT, Rochester, NY


Creative Works


  • Two-Person Exhibition, Awake in the Dark, Hollis Hammonds and Sasha West, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, TX, (4/7-5/5)


  • Two-Person Exhibition, Awake in the Dark, Hollis Hammonds and Sasha West, Central Library Gallery, Austin, TX, (11/1-12/2)
  • State of Sculpture, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, juried by Johannah Hutchison, Executive Director of the International Sculpture Center, San Angelo, TX (7/15-9/12)
  • A Dark Wood Grew Inside Me, invited to create a video for the 5 minutes of drawing project, Design Research Group at The School of Belas-Artes at The University of Lisbon, Portugal, presented on https://www.instagram.com/fbaul/ (posted June 2021)
  • Drawing Discourse: 12th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, curated by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, University of North Carolina Asheville, NC (online exhibition) (1/22-present) 
  • 36th Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, TX (1/19-3/5)


  • Two-Person Exhibition, A Dark Wood Grew Inside Me, works by artist Hollis Hammonds and poet Sasha West, Wright Gallery at TAMU College Station, TX, (Oct.-Dec., 2020)
  • Solo Exhibition, source d'inquiétude (cause of concern), drawings by Hollis Hammonds, Bibliothèque de Université Catholique de L'Ouest, Angers, France, (postponed)


  • Solo Exhibition, Homecoming, Northern Kentucky University Fine Arts Gallery, Highland Heights, KY (featured exhibit for the National Council of Arts Administrators conference in Cincinnati, OH 8/19-9/20)
  • New Works / Alumni Three, Hollis Hammonds, John W. Love, Jr., and Susannah Mira, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC (Curator: Marisa J. Pascucci 6/6-8/24)


  • What a Bloody Mess: Hollis Hammonds, Jenn Hassin & Claude Van Lingen, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX (reception 4/14)
  • Solo ExhibitionThe Space Between: Believing and Forgetting, Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, OR (2/22-3/24)
  • Foundation Drawing: Melissa Cooke, Hollis Hammonds, & Joan Linder, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, NY, (2/6-3/15)


  • Understory, works by Lee Baxter Davis, Hollis Hammonds, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX (opening 11/4/16)
  • 60 Americans, curated by Terrence Sanders, Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles, CA (10/22-11/25, 2016)
  • Solo ExhibitionWasteland, Gallery 2506, Chicago, IL (4/15-5/20)
  • Drawing Into Space: Works by McColl Visiting Artist Hollis Hammonds and Students of the Department of Art & Art History, Rowe Galleries, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (3/17-3/30)
  • Texas Draws IV, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX (Curator: Mary Mikel Stump 2/11-4/24) 
  • Solo Exhibitionwasteland/wonderland, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (1/4–3/6)


  • Windows of Vulnerability: Lauren Gallaspy, Hollis Hammonds & Sara Parent-Ramos, Cohen Gallery, Alfred University, NY (October)
  • Solo ExhibitionHollis Hammonds: Drawing Details, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX (August)
  • Solo ExhibitionFuture Perfect, “Columbia’s Rainbow: Objects in Motion,” Indie Grits Film Festival, Free Times Gallery, Columbia, SC (Juried, NEA funded, Artist-in-Residence, 4/11-4/20)
  • Solo ExhibitionBlanket of Fog, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX (Juried Exhibition, 4/2-5/7)
  • Two-Person ExhibitionMarking Time • Making Space: Drawings by Hollis Hammonds and Chris Troutman, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX (3/20-4/27)
  • The People’s Gallery Exhibition 2015, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX (Juried Exhibition, 2/24/15 – 1/13/16)


  • Two-Person ExhibitionConstructs works by Hollis Hammonds and Gladys Poorte, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX (10/25-12/6) 
  • Solo ExhibitionSalvaged, Austin Community College, Austin, TX (9/2-10/2)
  • Mark(ing) Time: Expanded Notions in Drawing, Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX (Curator: Megan Young, 8/15-10/1)
  • Solo ExhibitionWorthless Matter, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC (Juried Exhibition, 5/16-7/6) 
  • Solo ExhibitionWorthless Matter: Constellation, Safe Room Gallery, Dallas, TX (April)
  • Hoarding, Amassing & Excess, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL (Juried Exhibition, 3/25-5/23) 
  • Solo ExhibitionWorthless Matter, Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, OH (2/13-4/4) 
  • Drawn In / Drawn Out, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX (Curator: Judy Deaton, February-April)


  • Hunting Art Prize Gala, Houston, TX (Juried Exhibition, May)
  • Solo ExhibitionIn Ruins, Folio Gallery at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (2/11-24)


  • The End, Cantanker release/exhibition, Big Medium, Austin, TX (Juried Exhibition, 12/15/12 – 1/18/13) 
  • The People’s Gallery Exhibition 2012, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX (Juried Exhibition, 2/24/12 – 1/13/13)
  • Solo ExhibitionIn Ruins, Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery, Hiestand Galleries at Miami University, Oxford, OH (November)
  • Solo ExhibitionIn Ruins, The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS (8/30 – 9/20)
  • Solo ExhibitionBeautiful Monsters, Flex Space, Pump Project Satellite, Austin, TX (April)
  • Solo ExhibitionBeautiful Monsters, University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS (February)


  • Summer Some Aren’t, Uturn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH (7/10 – 7/31) 


  • Making Their Mark, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR (Juried exhibition)
  • 40 Years of Alumni Artists, Fine Arts Center, Main Gallery, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY (Juried Exhibition, 9/25 – 10/24) 


  • Evidence and Residues: an Investigation of Contemporary Drawing, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN (Juried Exhibition, 1/10 – 2/2) 


  • Two-Person ExhibitionRECORDS AND ILLUSIONS: Recent work by Hollis Hammonds & Carrie Nixon, University Galleries on Sycamore, Cincinnati, OH
  • TEXTURE, Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT (Juried Exhibition, 8/19 – 9/17) 


  • Downtown for Democracy, The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH
  • b.j.u.r.e., biennial juried underground railroad exhibition, Visual Journey: Enslavement, Underground Railroad, Freedom, Northern KY University Main Gallery, Highland Heights, KY (Juror: Michael Ray Charles)


  • Installations & Performances, The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY (Juried Exhibition)  


  • Two-Person ExhibitionHollis & Murphy, 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Intermedia 2001, Westin Gallery, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH (Juried premiere screening of Ruby’s House)
  • Inside Out, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyna Beach, FL 

Department Group

School Group

School of Arts and Humanities