D. Lammie-Hanson


Lammie-Hanson is essentially a contemporary portrait expressionist. Her emphasis is primarily on the psyche of the individual who is a silent soul. These subjects invoke a yearning to communicate their personal story with just one eye and closed lips. In her recent series “Barna Black” which she created in artist residency in Barcelona Spain, Lammie-Hanson’s use of a simple sliver of silver (also known as silverpoint) drawn over a black background of charcoal and/or black chalk makes a bold statement of impression of afflictions and reflections of light on the skin.

Lammie-Hanson is an autodidactic African American artist who is known for her series, “The One Eyed Tulips” and “The Beauty Beyond the Brown Paper Bag Tests”.  Born in Harlem, New York City, she attended Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Albany for Psychology. Her love of creating art started at age 5. She has exhibited with the United Nations, Geneva’s Palais des Nations in Switzerland in support of their efforts to address global homelessness as well as having solo shows in NYC, Berlin, Germany, Atlanta GA and New Orleans, LA. Lammie-Hanson was the artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s, BAM DanceAfrica 2007 in Brooklyn, NY and has shown with the NYC Health and Hospitals Art collection with three of her photographs in their permanent collection. Lammie-Hanson is a co-founder of the non-profit community artists’ organization, South of the Navy Yard Artists, Inc. which is based in Brooklyn, NY.

In New Orleans, Lammie-Hanson has shown with the LeMieux Galleries, Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gallery with the Women’s Caucus of Arts (Louisiana Chapter) ‘Femme Fest’ and with the New Orleans’ African American Museum “Pop-Up show. She has also exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center, the Arts Council of New Orleans, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, the George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, (2017) Ogden Museum of Southern Art, (2017)GW Carver Museum and the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, AL., (2018) Le Musee f .p. c. in New Orleans.

In Barcelona Spain, she attended the artist residency, Mas Els Igols in 2017