Patrick Earl Hammie (b. 1981, New Haven, CT) is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. Hammie works out of Chicago, exhibits internationally, and lectures at universities and museums nationwide. He’s received awards from the Tanne Foundation and Artist Alliance Communities with the Joyce Foundation, the Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellowship from Wellesley College, and was an artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. He’s currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he instructs all levels of painting and drawing, and advises graduates.