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About the Artist - D.Lammie-Hanson

Through the unforgiving medium of metalpoint and the ever-customary form of painting, artist D. Lammie-Hanson illuminates the soul of her subjects marrying together the luminescence of metal, light and shadow.

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At first glance the human eye adapts to the simplicity of the monotones of black and silver. Upon further review, simplicity gives way to the complexity of inspirational and positive images of individuals from the BIPOC community. The presence of each person is an unapologetic image of excellence.

Born and raised in Harlem, New York in the late 1960's, Lammie-Hanson began her professional career in 1990. Lammie-Hanson began exhibiting early in her career at the UN Geneva Palais des Nations in Switzerland in support of their efforts to address global homelessness; this was before she had a passport. In 2007, she was the chosen artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music's, BAM DanceAfrica.

Ten years later, she has taught herself the 15th-century technique of "silverpoint" and has exhibited nationally and internationally with this new medium at Art Basel Miami, GW Carver Interpretive Museum & Wiregrass Museum of Art, both in Alabama; Arts Council of New Orleans, the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art to name a few.

 

Twenty-five of her original artworks were published in New Orleans Times-Picayune Newspaper celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial in 2018. In 2019, with the Arts Council of New Orleans artist residency program, Salon V2, she created and exhibited 25 silverpoints of musical artists such as Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, and Prince, to celebrate the 25 years of the Essence Festival with an exhibit supported by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

 

Lammie-Hanson resides in the city of Chicago. And in 2021, Lammie-Hanson became a cohort in the capstone Center Program at the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago. 

In 2022, Lammie-Hanson was accepted into the inaugural artist-in-residence program at the Little Black Pearl in Chicago, where she produced one of the largest metalpoint drawings called "Dared to Be Shining and Black" in the world. The work was unveiled and exhibited at the Chicago Art Dept in January 2023. Lammie-Hanson will be dedicating her time at the residency to researching, exploring, and expanding her metalpoint series.

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