I Wanted Love – oil, acrylic, and paper clay on wood; 9 x 9 x 4 in.
Juarez Hawkins, a native of Chicago, is a second-generation artist. Her mother, Florence Hawkins, is one of the painters of Chicago’s famous Wall of Respect. Juarez received her B.A. from Northwestern University, and her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College.
Juarez has exhibited throughout the city, including Ann Nathan Gallery, Woman Made Gallery, and the Chicago Cultural Center. She recently hosted solo exhibitions at the University of Illinois and the 33 Collective Galleries. Her work has been featured in the WGCI Calendar of African American Art, and has been showcased in such literary works as The Bull-Jean Stories, Tales of a Woojiehead, and the anthology, Mother Tongues.
She is a two-time recipient of both the Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant and the Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grant. Juarez is a member of the Sapphire and Crystals art collective.
© Juarez Hawkins