Solomon Kammer (she/they) (b. 1991, Australia) is an Adelaide-based artist who works predominantly in painting. Kammer draws on her own experiences of chronic illness, medical science and gender biases to expose the prejudices, challenges and abuses faced by many women and gender minorities today. While Kammer’s work is intensely personal, it also speaks to broader experiences of emotional and bodily mistreatment. The bold and confronting compositions Kammer creates speak to underrepresented communities: people living with disability, illness and trauma.
Kammer is a self-taught artist, with no formal training, tertiary education or mentorship. Kammer has been a finalist for numerous awards including: the Archibald Prize, Ramsay Prize, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, Kennedy Art Prize and Wyndham Art Prize, and has won the People’s Choice category in multiple prizes. In 2017, Kammer won the Myself Prize for her/their self-portrait. Kammer was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Award and also recently a finalist in the 2022 Mosman Art Prize.