Brian Hawkins

2014 MFA in Visual Art – Printmaking, with honors, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2011 BA in Studio Art and Art History, summa cum laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Exhibitions

2022    Boston Short Film Festival     Boston, Massachusetts
              Brussels Independent Film Festival    Brussels, Belgium
              Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival     Lafayette, Louisiana
              Fest Anča International Animation Festival     Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia
              Festival Francophone Short Films in Harlem     New York City, New York
              Le français, langue mondiale : l’exemple des États-Unis     Representation de l’OIF, New York, New York
              Verona International Film Festival     Verona, Italy
2021     Annecy International Animation Film Festival    Annecy, France
              GLAS Animation Festival     Berkeley, California (online)
              St. Louis International Film Festival      St. Louis, Missouri
2020    Fest Anča International Animation Festival     Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia

2019    The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists    Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas
2018    Open Spaces, Murmurations    Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City, Missouri
2017    10x10 Small Works Showcase    ArtsKC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2015    Salad Days Are Gone    PrintSpace, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
2014    Paper Trails (solo)    Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
            CINESONIKA 4    Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
            Pint n Print    Sweetie’s Art Bar, San Francisco, California
            Print Sounds    Love Garden, Lawrence, Kansas
              Prints & Paupers Salon    Wonder Fair, Lawrence, Kansas
2013    SIGGRAPH Dailies    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
            Crown Heights Film Festival    FiveMyles, Brooklyn, New York
            Darkness at the Edge...    Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
            Juried Student Art Exhibition    Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas
            Peep Show    Hashinger Hall Black Box Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
2012     A Night of Animation and Syncopation Wonder Fair, Lawrence, Kansas
            Don’t Look Back    HTL3 Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas
              Print Invitational    Wonder Fair, Lawrence, Kansas
2011    Jonathan Metzger and Brian Hawkins    Kansas Union Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas
2010    Missouri Oklahoma Arkansas Kansas 4-State Regional Exhibition     Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Missouri
            Dossier Magazine Exhibition    UMKC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Honors & Awards
2022    ArtsKC Inspiration Grant
              Best Animated Short, Chasse Galerite, Cinema on the Bayou Festival, Lafayette, Louisiana
              Best Animation, Chasse Galerite, Verona International Film Festival, Verona, Italy
              The Puffin Foundation Grant
              The Tarkovski Grant for Chasse Galerite
2020    Terra Foundation for American Art, Summer Residency Artist Fellow, Giverny, France
             (cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic)

2017    ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Round Three, for “Asiminier: Folklore of the Missouri French Creoles”
              Rocket Grant, for “Asiminier: Folklore of the Missouri French Creoles”
2014    School of the Arts, Student Travel Grant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2013    Best Animation, the Archivist, Crown Heights Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York
              Frans Masereel Centrum Student Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium
              School of the Arts, Student Travel Grant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

2010    Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Purchase Award for the Springfield Art Museum’s Collection2002    1st Place, National History Day Competition in Missouri, Junior Individual Documentary
              3rd Place, National History Day Competition, Junior Individual Documentary
              Loman D. Cansler Folk History Prize
              Strickland African-American History Prize


Lakin, Max. “Can Kansas City’s Open Spaces Biennial Help Bridge the Divide in One of America’s Most Segregated Cities?” Artnet 31 August, 2018.
"Best Laid Plans.” Walk This Dot Around, Bracelet Press, 2016.
9th International DRAWING Annual (INDA 9) An Annual Juried Exhibition-In- Print, 2015.
LMA Grafikas nodaļa | AAL Printmaking Department blog interview regarding À la Poupée & the Chine-Collés, 8 October, 2013.
Ostmeyer, Andy. “Burnt District.” Joplin Globe 25 September, 2011, A1+5. Engle, Tim.
“Naked Ambitions.” Kansas City Star 24 January, 2011, D1.
Dossier Magazine Issue 2.2, 2011.
Rafiner, Tom. Caught Between Three Fires. Bloomington: Xlibris, 2010
Dossier Magazine Issue 2.1, 2010.