Kara Hammond

Kara Hammond has had a rich and varied career as an artist and art teacher for over three decades. She has worked as an artist in multiple cities and has lectured as a visting artist and teacher at renowned institutions across the country. Hammond currently works from her storefront studio in the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem.

Drawing is a necessary conduit for creativity; through strengthening our abilities to observe, concentrate and express ourselves visually, we can become better creators. Through trial and error experience, we develop confidence in our abilities to give concrete form to our ideas.

Kara Hammond


  • Has taught at New York University, University of Montana Bozeman, The Ringling School Sarasota, Savannah College of Art and Design, the College of Charleston and the American University in Washington, D.C. 
  • Has been a professional working artist with studios in Brooklyn, New York; Alexandria, Virginia; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Has had eight solo shows in New York and numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally. 

Career Highlights

  • From 2014-19, was a lease-holding member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia where she received an “Art in Public Spaces” project grant for the mural project “Dredging the Lethe" in 2018.
  • Has periodically lectured on issues of art and technology at the International Conference on the History of Technology. 

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Recipient of two Pollock-Krasner grants.
  • Awarded several residencies, including the World Views Program at the World Trade Center in 2001, The Ucross Foundation, The Santa Fe Art Institute in 2002 and the MacDowell Colony in 2004.


M.F.A.Tyler School of Art

B.F.A.East Carolina University