Juarez Hawkins

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stoneware with oxides
12 x 14 x 5 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 M.A. from Columbia College. A member of the Sapphire and Crystals collective, Juarez is a two-time recipient of both the Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant and the Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grant.

Juarez has exhibited widely, hosting solo exhibitions at Concordia University, the 33 Collective Gallery, and the South Side Community Art Center. 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.

Juarez has taught art at a variety of venues, including Gallery 37, Little Black Pearl Workshop, and a number of Chicago-area schools. She currently teaches at Chicago State University, where she also serves as Co-Curator of Gallery Programs.


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