Kathleen Hawkes is a visual artist who creates photographs, drawings and digital works.  She was born in Ithaca, New York, and earned her BFA from Cornell University and her MFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  In 2012 Hawkes received a Fulbright to pursue a photographic project in the South Pacific.  Hawkes is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.