Sue Hammond

Sue Hammond
West | 303-546-3585

Dean, School of the Arts | Chair, Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Core Faculty


BA in Visual Arts


MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, Indiana University

Areas of Specialization:

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Yoga
  • Buddhism

Sue is a painter and mixed media artist who combines art making with the energy of Buddhism and Yoga philosophy. At Naropa, she teaches and researches contemporary and ecstatic art forms, and how to infuse art with a palpable haunting presence. In addition to teaching at Naropa, Sue has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Harshaw Creek in Arizona, and at the Steamboat Springs Mixed Media School. She has recently exhibited her work at: the Boulder Public Library; Radiance Group in Boulder; Beacon Street Gallery in Chicago; and at the University of Notre Dame Isis Gallery. Sue has received awards from the NEA, Indiana Arts Commission, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sue illustrated Michelle Naka Pierce’s She: A Blueprint.