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2024
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Katy Diamond Hamer’s profile on The Haas Brothers who have their first solo museum exhibition on view at The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

2024
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Katy Diamond Hamer on a 30-year career span of the ambitious painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman.

2024
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Katy Diamond Hamer on the critically acclaimed Judy Chicago retrospective at the New Museum in New York City.

2023
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Katy Diamond Hamer top picks for 2023, The Cafe at O’Flaherty’s for Art & Object

Ed Atkins at Gladstone Gallery
2023
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Katy Diamond Hamer top picks for 2023, Ed Atkins at Gladstone Gallery for Art & Object

2023
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Katy Diamond Hamer spoke to multidisciplinary artist JOJO ABOT for The Creative Independent on the occasion of their show at LA Louvre, California.

2023
The Creative Independent

Sable Elyse Smith is a New York based artist who focuses on sculpture and painting in her complex and psychological art-making practice. I spoke to the artist about her experience as a child and adult visiting her incarcerated father and how those visits has found a way into the work she makes. A new body of coloring book paintings and sculptures is on view at Regen Projects, September 2023.

2023
Artnet

Artist Diana Al-Hadid has had a long history with sculpture making that responds to her personal, cultural and political histories. A new body of work, made in her Brooklyn studio will be on view in an upcoming exhibition at Kasmin Gallery and I spoke with her about it for Artnet News. Al-Hadid is extremely prolific and divides her time between Brooklyn and Upstate New York, making work consistently.

2023
Artnet

German Artist Julian Rosefeldt’s New Film Weaves 2,000 Years’ Worth of Cultural History Into a Commentary on Capitalist Greed. Currently on view at Park Avenue Armory, the work is a 24-channel installation that also features the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

2022
Artnet

Katy Diamond Hamer chooses her top picks for exhibitions happening adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach.

2022
Cultured Magazine

For his first solo gallery exhibition in Mexico City, Julio Le Parc chose to show a broad selection of artwork including paintings from various eras, preliminary sketches, and some monumental sculptures. Galería RGR is a fantastic, raw space in the heart of Mexico City and brought a fabulous body of work, paying homage to the France-based artist who is in his 90s;

2022
The Creative Independent

Robert Nava On Not Worrying What People Think About Your Work. Katy Diamond Hamer sat down with Robert Nave (newly signed with Pace Gallery) to discuss his in-demand artwork, his inspirations, and residency at The Watermill Center.

2022
Artnet

Katy Diamond Hamer on the brand new status of the Elaine De Kooning House as a National Historic Landmark. Hamer was fortunate to spend a weekend at the home, feel the presence of Elaine and all of the artists who followed in their residency, including the studios of Laurie Anderson and Frank Benson the 2022 residents.

2022
Cool Hunting

Katy Diamond Hamer highlights The Watermill Residency and exhibitions that were leading up to the Summer Benefit for 2022. Highlights include, Robert Nava and Christopher Knowles.

2022
Bicycling Magazine

Katy Diamond Hamer on the legacy of world champion cyclist Marshall "Major" Taylor who was born in Indiana and was the first Black cyclist to win first place medals in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hamer visited an exhibition at the Indiana State Museum about famed cyclist.

2022
Coolhunting

Katy Diamond Hamer sat down with artist Josh Smith at his Bushwick studio to discuss, painting, his recent exhibition at Xavier Hufkens Gallery and their mutual love of cycling.

2022
BOMB Magazine

On the occasion of Gillian Laub's incredible solo exhibition at the International Center of Photography, Katy Diamond Hamer sat with the artist for BOMB Magazine.

Vivian Springford, Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2021
Almine Rech Printed Magazine, Newsletter #29

Katy Diamond Hamer on the abstract art of artist Vivian Springford, whose exhibition was at the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center, Phillips Museum, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The artist's estate is represented by Almine Rech Gallery. The article can be found on pages 48-51.

2021
The Creative Independent
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Katy Diamond Hamer spoke to Wolfgang Tillmans for The Creative Independent on the occasion of his exhibition, Concrete Column, at Regen Projects in LA. The exhibition also coincided with the release of Tillmans first ever music album, Moon In Earthlight.

2021
Writing

Review for The Brooklyn Rail, on Paul Thek: Interior / Landscape at The Watermill Center, much of the work was on view for the first time.

2021
Writing

Alice Hope, Toni Ross and Bastienne Schmidt initially crossed paths years ago and have since not only deepened their friendship, but also formed the collective No W Here in 2020, responding to a larger sense of collective isolation by safely coming together with the intention of making work meant to be shown in a group dynamic. While also working independently, they are communicating with a historical dialogue that extends through decades of artists coming together to make engaging work, reflective of their time.

2020
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Artist Katherine Bernhardt—whose gestural, colorful and playful pieces feature a cast of nostalgic characters and iconography painted in a deliciously digestible way with drippy paint and broad strokes—teamed up with the Sloomoo Institute to make slime that ultimately benefits mental health organizations.

2020
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2020 was an unual year for everyone. We all had to change our lifestyles, our interactions, our relationships due to the COVID-19 virus. During this time, I was the happiest I'd been in many years, and also the saddest I'd been. The dichotomy of emotions was overwhelming to say the least. Through it all, I visited as much art as possible and this article speaks to that.

2020
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My exploration of Zoom and Instagram Live as utilized for art content during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020

My interview with Performa's Job Piston on his curated, online initiative titled "Time Share" featuring a series of performances ranging from various years, all documenting time.

2020
Eyes-Towards-the-Dove

NYU Students had to leave the school property in favor of Zoom classes, and as a co-teacher in Lyle Ashton Harris's class, I can share insight as to what the experience has entailed.

2019
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The Creative Independent, online
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Artnet News, online
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Katy Diamond Hamer's Top Picks for the IFPDA Print Fair, the first time it was overseen by director Helen Toomer.
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The Art Newspaper, online
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Cool Hunting, online
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Grand Life, online
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Galerie Magazine, online
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The Creative Independent, online
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New York Magazine, Vulture, SEEN
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Grand Life Magazine, online
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Galerie Magazine, online
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The Brooklyn Rail
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