Kate Hawkins (b. 1980 Southampton, based in London) studied at Edinburgh University and the Slade, UCL and in 2014 completed a practice-based PhD at Winchester School of Art. The same year she also launched CommonRoom. In 2013 she exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at Spike Island and the ICA and in 2014 New Order II at the Saatchi gallery. Recent Exhibitions in include ‘Painting in Time’, the Tetley, Leeds, (2015) ‘Painting in Time: Part Two’, the Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago (2016) ‘Idea Home’, MIMA, Middlesborough (2017).