Sandra Hawkins is a recognized contemporary visual/media artist. Her art is shown at important exhibitions and festivals across Canada and internationally in Russia, China, Germany, Morocco, Hungary, U.S.A, the Colombia SUBA Biennale, and the Alhamra in Lahore and the National Gallery of Pakistan. Her creative research practice includes juried artist residencies at the Hungarian Multicultural Centre in Budapest in 2008, and the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta in 2009.
Hawkins holds the Masters in Environmental Studies, York U.; Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, Ottawa U.; Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Architecture and postgraduate studies in sociology of culture and history, Carleton U. She is honoured as St. Lawrence College’s Premier’s Award Nominee 05, for excellence in Creative Arts; and the K.M. Hunter Award nominee by Ontario Arts Council in 2010. Ms. Hawkins is grateful for support at all levels including the Ontario Art Council Exhibition Assistance.
Hawkins lives in Ottawa, and often Toronto, where her art is shown, and from where she travels extensively with her art exhibitions, festivals and artist residencies. Hawkins lived and worked in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories during 1980 to 1982 at which time she travelled throughout the Central Arctic communities, five of which are now part of Nunavut.