Kate lives and works in London.
In 2014 she launched CommonRoom selling wallpaper designed by contemporary artists.


Winchester School Art/Southampton University, Practice-based PhD (Scholarship) 2010-2013
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, MA Fine Art (Painting), 2004-2006
University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) 1998-2003


2016 /

Painting in Time: Part Two, School of Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, USA. Co-curated by Sarah Kate Wilson and organised by Claire Ashley
Wrapping, Lmak Gallery, New York
What's it going to Be?
Sid Motion Gallery, London

2015 /

Fancy Papers, Tenderbooks, London
Painting in TIme,
The Tetley, Leeds
The Decorator and the Thief, The Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Beyond the Goldmine Standard, RPM Records, Newcastle
One Way can be the Other Way, curated by Ian Giles, DKUK, London

2014 /

New Order II, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Oldstreetonians, World Rugby Museum, Twickenham
Trans-it, Vane Gallery, Newcastle
Image/Text/Object, The Hartley Library, Southampton

2013 /

Escape the Esplanade, Limbo, Margate, 2013 (solo)
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, 2013
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol, 2013
Talking, Almanac Projects, London, curated by Jenny Moore
http://flatness.eu curated by Shama Khana
Kate Hawkins & Darren Marshall, Gallery Vela at The London Art Fair 2013, London (two-person show)

2012 /

The King Of Hearts Has No Moustache, Gallery Vela, London, 2012 (solo)
Picture / Tableau / Screen Visual Symposium, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury
In Which Sad Light a Dolphin Swam, curated by Lisa Peachey and Ellie Reid, 83 Erlanger Rd, London
Solo,curated by Louise Colbourne, Electro project Space, St Leonards
She Doesn’t Care, Eb and Flow, London
PGR Conference Exhibition, The Winchester Gallery, Hampshire

2011 /

My Brother is a Hairy Man, (2-person show) George Polke, London, 2011 (solo)
Object Subjects, Silverman, San Francisco (cat.)
Festivela, Gallery Vela, London
Let’s Be Civil,  AND/OR, London
Performance at ICA for Psychedelica, ICA, London
SAGS, The Woodmill, London
Arty Party, Mol’s Place, London
IMaterialI, Physical Center, Guest Projects, London
The Pelvic Flaw (curated by Kate Hawkins & Eloise Fornieles) Physical Center, Guest Projects, London
PGR Exhibition, The Winchester Gallery, Hampshire
Screening at Feint, The Rag Factory, London

2010 /

Manifesten, Trolley Gallery, London
Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts Trust, London
Performance at Christies commissioned by BFAMI, London
Oral Tales, 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London

2009 /

Play, Paradise Row + Prakke Contemporary + The Wallis Gallery, 50 Upper Brook Street, London
Seriously….? Artsdepot, London, curated by Marianne Mulvey and Alice Lobb
Remix, for PROJECKT curated by Charles Danby and Rob Smith
Mole Hill Mountain Fill, gandtpresents.com, curated by James Ferris & Jenny Moore Koslowsky
Just Like That, Studio 1.1, London, curated by Jenny Baines and Louise Colbourne
Making Mistakes - WOMAN, Paradise Row, London

2008 /

Anarchy is Ordinary, Bischoff/Weiss, London, 2008 (solo)
Mal Gusto Performance at the Barbican, London
Scene in the Making, curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris, as part of Concrete and Glass 2008
Zoo Art Fair, BischoffWeiss, London
Two Sidedness, KultureHouse, Stockholm
Collecting Live Art, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London
Art Brussels, BischoffWeiss, Brussels
Vop, The Betsy Trotwood, London
Making Mistakes - WARHOL, The Wallis Gallery, London

2007 /

Harpies & Queens, Ritter/Zamet, London, 2007 (solo)
Zelda Rubenstein, Paradise Row, London
Drawn Apart West, Day and Faber, London, curated by Eliza Gluckman and Lucy Day
Naked Punch video screening, London
Abandoned Protocol, curated by Charles Danby & I-MYU Projects, Ritter/Zamet, London (cat.)
End of the Peer, Paradise Row, London (curated by Eloise Fornieles and Kate Hawkins)
Drawn Apart East, Contemporary Art Projects, London, curated by Eliza Gluckman and Lucy Day
To a Friend Whose Work has Come to Nothing, Horse Shoe Tavern, London
2(007) Pranvere, National Gallery, Tirana, Albania, curated by Charles Danby (cat.)

2006 /

Goods to Declare/MFA International, Tel Aviv, Israel
NADA, Ritter/Zamet, Miami
Zoo Art Fair, Ritter/Zamet, London
Belief in Flowers, Kunstverein Meinblau, Berlin
Today is a Beautiful Day, Nog Gallery, London
Beyond the Ha Ha, The Embassy, Edinburgh
MA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
Her-Self, Ritter/Zamet, London
Intimate Experiences, BischoffWeiss, London
Scope, New York, Performance with Eloise Fornieles

2005 /

Day of Damaged Goods, Performance at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
New Work – Interim Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, London
Continental Breakfast Coach Tour, performance, organised by Radio Goya, in connection with EASTInternational
The Last Chickens of Sainsbury, Wasps Studios for Glasgow International, Glasgow
The Last Chickens of Sainsbury, The Chateau, Glasgow
Annual Prize Giving Exhibition, Painters’ Hall, London
MA Group Show (1st Year), University of Westminster, London 

2004 - 1998 /

Best In Show, The Embassy, Edinburgh, 2004
While You Were Sleeping, The Dolphin Hotel, Southampton, 2004
The Rakes’ Progress, (solo show), Theatre Royal, Winchester, 2003
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh, 2003
LeatherRat, Fine Art Department, Edinburgh University, 2003
R.S.A. Students Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 2003
Emergence, The Hampshire Sculpture Trust, Winchester, 1998


Vasey, George, Apollo Magazine, Jan 2015
Atwood, Roger, Art News, May 2014
Jones, Oliver, Metro, January 2014 http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/28/new-order-ii-at-the-saatchi-gallery-displays-strong-work-from-13-emerging-artists-4280574/
Allott, Warren, Telegraph Online, January 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/10592457/The-New-Order-II-British-Art-Today-exhibition-at-the-Saatchi-Gallery.html?frame=2800169
Culturecritic.co.uk, September, 2013 http://www.culturecritic.co.uk/blog/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2013-preview/
Aesthetica Magazine, Novemeber, 2013, http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-london/
Sherwin, Skye, Guardian Guide, August 2013
www.thisistomorrow.info/, August 2013
Simpson, Cathy, Hastings Times, September 2012
Basciano, Oliver, Art Review - Buy This, May 2012
Woodward, Daisy, Another Magazine, February, 2012
Greenacre, Beth, ArtRabbit interview with Abandoned Protocol Curator Charles Danby, September 2007
Barnes, Freire, Dazeddigital.com, March 2007
Danby, Charles, The Penny, London, September 2006
Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, Israel, July 2006
Kultureflash, London, July 2006


New Order II, Saatchi Gallery, 2014
New Contemporaries, 2013
Objects/Subjects, Silverman Gallery,  San Francisco, 2011
PGR Conference, Winchester School of Art, 2011
Physical Center Zine, 2011
Sherwin, Skye, Eloise Fornieles & Kate Hawkins: Etiquette and Ritual, for Abandoned Protocol 2007
2(007) Pranvere, National Gallery, Tirana, Albania, 2007


2010-13 PhD Scholarship/Studentship, Winchester School of Art
2007 I-MYU Projects/Arts Council Korea funding
2006 British Arts Council, MFA International Travel Funding West Dean College, Sussex. (one-week residency)
2004-6 Painter-Stainers Bursary. A two year academic bursary from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers
2003 Royal Scottish Academy’s John Kinross Scholarship (three-month scholarship based in Florence)


2014 Paint Club, Griffin Gallery, London
2013 ‘Looking Away from the Stage’ in Behind The Eyes; Making Pictures, ed. Harland, Beth
2013 Behind The Eyes; Making Pictures Symposium, Gallery North, Newcastle
2013 Graduate School Conference, Winchester School Art, Winchester
2012 Picture / Tableau / Screen Visual Symposium, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury
2012 Graduate School Conference, Winchester School Art, Winchester
2011 Graduate School Conference, Winchester School Art, Winchester
2011 'Browsing the Performative: A Search for Sincerity' on the Art and Education Website (collaboration between eflux and Artforum)
2011 'Browsing the Performative: A Search for Sincerity' in Hummingbird Doctoral Research Journal, Southampton University