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Richard Hawkins

Richard Hawkins (b. 1961, the United States) is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Hawkins completed his Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Texas (1984), and his Masters of Fine Arts at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia (1988). His artistic practice, spanning over two decades and over 30 solo shows, and versatile in media and themes, resists classification. He is well-known for his collages, which he treats not only as technique, but as a philosophy or methodology. Hawkins’s career was the subject of The Third Mind retrospective exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (2010) which traveled to the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. His most recent solo exhibitions include glimmer at Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2013), and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2012). In November 2013, he premiered the exhibition Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland (co-curated with Bennett Simpson) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and in Spring 2014 his butoh-inspired Ankoku collages will be presented in a solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool, called The Hijikata Twist. His first book of fiction, Fragile Flowers, was released by Les Presses du Reel in Fall 2013, and he is working on an ongoing research project on the Los Angeles painter Tony Greene. In 2012 he was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy, Berlin.