Katy Diamond Hamer is an art writer with a focus on contemporary art and culture. Writing reviews, profiles, interviews and previews, she started the online platform Eyes Towards the Dove in 2007 and was first published in print in 2011 with Flash Art International. Hamer had a column with Flash Art from 2011-2016 called New York Tales. Interview highlights include Robert Storr, Helmut Lang, Courtney Love, Takashi Murakami, and Rebecca Horn.
Taking a cue from art writers such as Jerry Saltz and movements such as Arte Povera (Italy, 1962-1972), Hamer believes that the language used to describe contemporary art should be both accessible to a large audience as well as informed regarding art historical references. Having grown up in Floral Park, NY (the same town as Robert Mapplethorpe), she’s been visiting art museums and galleries since the age of 15 and cannot imagine a world without art, or the written words used to allow others to also experience a particular level of engagement. Writing can function as a key into a space unfamiliar to so many.
Clients include Art Basel, Almine Rech Gallery, Hauser and Wirth, Grand Life, The Creative Independent, The Art News Paper, Cool Hunting, BOMB, Cultured Magazine, Galerie Magazine, Flash Art International, W Magazine, New York Magazine (Vulture), The Brooklyn Rail and others.
Hamer is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Sotheby's Institute of Art and at New York University, Steinhardt School.