Katy Diamond Hamer is an Arts Professional with a focus on writing, consulting, and lecturing on contemporary art and culture. 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. Taking a cue from art writers such as Jerry Saltz and movements such as Arte Povera (Italy, 1962-1972), she believes that the language used to describe contemporary art can be accessible to a large audience and informed in art historical references. Her methodology of approaching contemporary art, is looking back, before looking forward.
Raised in Floral Park, New York (the hometown of Robert Mapplethorpe), she has been visiting art museums and galleries since the age of 16 and cannot imagine a world without art or the written language which expands upon an individual and collective experience.