Hammond, represented by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in Midtown Manhattan, grew up in the historic Hudson Valley of New York. His earliest influences included Jim Davis and Charles Schultz, as well as characters created by DC and Marvel Comics. His interest in art was further fueled by the strong museum and arts background of his parents.
In the late 90's, Hammond studied the business and presentation side of the fine art world while working for Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ. In doing so, he was exposed to world-renowned artists such as Dale Chihuly, Francoise Gillot, Fritz Scholder and Paul Jenkins. He had his first solo exhibition in 2000 and earned his B.A. in Art from Arizona State University in 2006.
While trained in representational art, Hammond began working from the subconscious, and in 2011 he shifted to an abstract expressionistic style. The initial outcome was his first abstract series, UNTITLED.
In 2012 he moved to Cincinnati, OH. He then partnered with Artworks Cincinnati on multiple projects, and in 2014 he founded the Cincinnati Abstract Art Group.
Hammond’s work was selected for the Ohio Governor’s Office and Residence Loan Program in 2016 and has received three purchase awards through the Ohio Percent for Art program. He has had solo exhibitions in AZ, NY, OH and WI and is in public and private collections nationally.