Portfolio > Mike Hammer

"Hell Yeah"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
"Hell Yeah" - side view
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
"Hell Yeah" - side detail
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
"Hello Dolly"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"Hello Dolly" - side view
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"Hello Dolly" - detail
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"Ju Ju Eyeballs"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 60"
2019
"Ju Ju Eyeballs" - detail
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 60"
"Land of Mine"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"Land of Mine" - side detail
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"Love Your Kin"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
24" x 24"
"New Again"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"New Again" - side view
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
48" x 48"
"See Me Feel Me Touch Me"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
30" x 30"
"The Eternal"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
24" x 24"
"You Can't Be No One Else"
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
42" x 66"
"You Can't Be No One Else" - detail
Acrylic resin and pigments on panel
42" x 66"
Sensual Sun Suffers Senselessly
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
48" X 60"
Tricky Tantrum Tickles Tiny Tiger
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
30" X 30"
Surely Shirley
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
30" X 30"
Ventricular Veracity
Acyrlic And Resin On Panel
30" X 30"
Shiny Singles
Acyrlic And Resin On Panel
30" X 30"
Eli Lives Well
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
12" x 48"
Silver Room
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
12" x 48"
Green Door
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
12" x 48"
Red Door
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
12" x 48"
Frf Nu
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
30" x 80"
Web Blob X
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
36" X 48"
Lhal
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
48" X 60"
Untitled
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
48" X 60"
Shewy Sh
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
48" X 60"
Gymnasium
Acrylic And Resin On Panel
30" X 84"

Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer’s work ignites riveting sparks of colour, texture, and
movement. His solo exhibits in New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, and California
have received rave reviews. Born in Calgary and raised in Toronto, Hammer
relocated to California in 1998 where, according to the L.A. Times review, his
solo exhibit at the Childress Gallery “created an amiable buzz”. Hammer’s return
to Toronto in 2001 was marked by two successful solo exhibits at Gallery
Neubacher and numerous live painting performances alongside his father, world
renowned violinist Moshe Hammer. The National Post called their show,
‘Beethoven Meets Pollock’, “a crescendo of pitch and paint and an interesting
twist on father-son bonding”. For the past ten years, Hammer has continued his
exploration of abstraction. The shimmering colours and tactile allure of his
optically engaging Stripes paintings have garnered Hammer considerable
interest. His works can be found in many private and public collections both in
Canada and abroad.



REPRESENTATION
Gruen Galleries, Chicago
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston and Dalllas
Gallery 133, Toronto

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Evolution Gruen Galleries Chicago, Il
2012 Rhythm and Opticality Michael Gibson Gallery London, On
2010 Swerve Gallery 133 Toronto, ON
2004 Round About Broome Street Gallery New York, NY
2003 Raw Obsessions Gallery Neubacher Toronto, ON
2002 Alive Gallery Neubacher Toronto, ON
2000 No Things Childress Gallery Ojai, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Eye Candy Laura Rathe Fine Art Houston, TX
2015 Hammer, Rotter, Young Gallery 133 Toronto, ON
2010 Varied Artists Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton, ON
2009 Aqua Art Miami Michael Gibson Gallery Miami, USA
2009 Museum of Israel Fundraiser Edward Day Gallery Toronto, ON
2009 Deck the Walls Alma Gallery Guelph, ON
2007 Art Chicago Michael Gibson Gallery Chicago, IL
2006 Stripes, Checks, & Balances Michael Gibson Gallery London, ON
2005 Infinite Visions Deleon White Gallery Toronto, ON
2003 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit Nathan Philips Square Toronto, ON
2003 Blister in the Sun: Contact Gallery Neubacher Toronto, ON
2002 Bag of Tricks Gallery Neubacher Toronto, ON
2000 Erotica Childress Gallery Ojai, CA
1999 Day of the Dead Childress Gallery Ojai, CA

PUBLICATIONS
2003 A Unique Crescendo of Pitch & Paint The National Post
2003 Abstract Painter North York Post
2002 Chance Meets Discipline The Toronto Star
2000 Chaos Cheery The Los Angeles Times
2000 Visual Balancing Act Ventura County Reporter
GRANTS
2004 Exhibition Assistance Grant Canadian Consulate in New York
2004 Travel Grant Canadian Consulate in New York
2003 Exhibition Assistance Grant Ontario Arts Council

COLLECTIONS
Department of Foreign Affairs New York, NY
Duca Financial Toronto, ON
Lerners Barristers and Solicitors Toronto, ON
Fogler Rubinoff LLP Toronto, ON