These pieces are from the heart. I’m a lover of books, and I wonder: will there be books as we now know them in the future? I’m partial to using old, discarded hardback books in collages and am inspired by the varieties of colors and textures on their covers, by how they can be used, like paint, to provoke feelings and emotions, to explore things such as line, color saturation and tension.

Joseph Hammer

Selected Exhibitions, Experience


-Radiant, group show, Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas

-Joseph Hammer: Featured Artist, Taste Wine & Art Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

-Gallery Artist, Art Gallery Prudencia, San Antonio, Texas

-Group Show, Art Space Gallery/AVAA, Austin, Texas

-Guest Artists Show, "Art on 12" Gallery, Wimberley, Texas

-Artists for Rockport, Fundraiser for hurricane victims, held at Wimberley, Texas


-Hammer/Hefner, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Gallery Artist, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City

-Prestige Arts, licensing of artworks, Lagua Niguel, California

-ICA Art in Motion, licensing of artworks, New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada


Gallery Artist, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Gallery Artist, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City

-Joseph Hammer: New Work, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City

-Austin Allen James Gallery, Houston, Texas

-The Barnabas Collection: Helping Wimberley, Texas, flood victims


-Gallery Artist, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Gallery Artist, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City

-Texas Book Festival Auction, by invitation, Austin

-Art Auction Artist, by invitation, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin. Catalogue


-12x12 Show. Austin Art Space Studio & Gallery, Austin, Texas

-The Sum of Its Parts: Joseph Hammer & Lisa Beaman, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, group show. Juror: Irene Hoffman, curator, SITE Santa Fe

-ICA Art in Motion, licensing of artwork, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

-No Place Like Home, gallery artists show, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Spring Emergence: Hammer, Bechtol & Keen, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

-Prestige Arts, licensing of artwork, Laguna Niguel, California


-New Works, Hammer and three others, Davis Gallery, Austin

-WEST Studio Tour, Austin

-Works on Paper, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Holiday Show, Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City


-Bering Gallery, Houston, Texas, Gallery Artist

-Reclamations: Joseph Hammer, Randall Reid, Phil Durst, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Group of Twelve, group show, Davis Gallery, Austin

-Austin City Hall, Art in Public Places: The People’s Gallery 2011, Juried group exhibit

-Warner Bros. Television: “The Lying Game,” set decoration, Burbank, California

-ATI Industries, Inc., licensing of artwork, Laguna Niguel, California


- That Summer Feeling, group show, Davis Gallery, Austin

- Gallery Artist, 1550 Gallery, Kerrville, Texas

- Gallery Artist, Bering Gallery, Houston

-“Austin Monthly Home” magazine, photo 

-Casa de Linda Gallery, New Braunfels, Texas

-Jeffrey’s, Austin, Texas

-Austin Chronicle, article: “That Summer Feeling”


-CINCO Show, Bering & James Gallery, Houston

-Summer Show, Davis Gallery, Austin