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 on whether painting can be performative without becoming theatrical and what this means for spectatorship. In 2013 she exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at Spike Island and the ICA and in 2014 New Order II at the Saatchi gallery. This year she showed work in ‘Painting in Time: Part Two at the School of Art Institute Chicago.
Solo and two-person exhibitions include Escape the Esplande, Limbo, Margate (2013) The King of Hearts Has No Moustache, Gallery Vela, London (2012); and My Brother is a Hairy Man, with James Ferris, at George Polke, London (2011).