Kathleen Hawkes is a visual artist who creates photographs, drawings and other constructed works. Hawkes was born in Ithaca, New York. She earned her BFA from Cornell University and her MFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  In 2012, Hawkes was granted a Fulbright to photograph domestic life and personal connections in the South Pacific. Hawkes is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.