Bryce Hammond received his BA in Art History from Furman University in 1992, and his MFA in Emerging Media from University of Central Florida in 2013. He is a practicing independent artist as well as a public high school digital arts teacher. He has had solo exhibitions around the United States where his paintings are held in major corporate and public collections. Hammond records evidence of human presence in man-made environments through first-hand observation of transient poverty culture. This data is compiled to pollinate and present diverse techniques of expression including participatory installation, voyeuristic sound and documentation through paintings and other art objects.
Hammond has received the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Fellowship, Florida Fellowship for the Arts, the Gulnar-Bosch travel grant, and Fiscal Sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
I chose UCF due to the school’s proximity to my home and studio. I have a family and it was too difficult to move away for three years.
I liked learning media that was outside my “painter” comfort zone.
For me, the personality was in the studio facility where students collaborated and became close colleagues after graduation.
I was surprised that I was capable of making it through the three years of classes, critiques, internships and the final defense while keeping up my family and professional practice.
I found myself prepared to teach more subjects and media at many different levels. I was a painting teacher/professor, and now I am able to teach all foundations up to digital design and new technology platforms.You can find a time-lapse of Hammond's work Progeny in this video.
For more information and work samples, visit brycehammond.com/.
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