Antionette Hawkins was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She received an early education at Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools. Currently, she is a graduate student at MICA pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Teaching. Much of Hawkins’ work is inspired by themes of identity and popular culture. She uses specific objects as catalysts to reveal her personal experiences and encounters with identity, such as being ostracized from her own race, and being labled an “oreo cookie.” Experimenting with her own “branding” of items, influenced by racist context, she plans to further explore these areas.
- Discussion of work featured in the Annual Report
- “How would your viewers understand the context of your work?”
- “Why did you choose MICA?”
- “Why Painting?”
- “Who are some of the faculty members you've enjoyed working with most?”
- “What's next?”