My work examines the evolution of identity, spirituality and the body.
Juarez Hawkins is an artist, educator and curator. She received a B.A. from Northwestern University, and her M.A. from Columbia College Chicago. Juarez has exhibited widely, hosting solo exhibitions at Concordia University, the 33 Collective Gallery, and the South Side Community Art Center. As Co-Curator of Gallery Programs at Chicago State University, she has organized exhibitions from the permanent collection, as well as student work, and established artists including Richard Hunt and Marva Pitchford Jolly. Juarez is a member of Sapphire and Crystals, a collective of African American female artists.
• Curator, Center Program exhibition Intersectional Touch, Hyde Park Art Center, 2019.
• Curator, Bill Walker: Urban Griot exhibition and programming, Hyde Park Art Center. Part of the Terra Foundation Art Design Chicago initiative, 2017-18 (Catalogue).
• Curator, The Love Affair Continues, a survey of contemporary art of the African Diaspora, DuSable Museum, 2018-19 (Catalogue).
• Developed interdisciplinary curriculum for The Art of Flocking, a Terra Foundation-funded initiative highlighting the art of muralist Hector Duarte and African American artist collective Sapphire and Crystals, 2018.
Iconic Black Panther, Stony Island Arts Bank, 2018
Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, 2017 (Catalogue)
Front and Center, Hyde Park Art Center, 2014
Diasporal Rhythms: A 10-Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora,
Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, 2013 (Catalogue)
From the Earth, Woman Made Gallery, 2013
Sapphire & Crystals, Christopher Gallery, Prairie State College, 2013
Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2013 (Catalogue)
Black Creativity Exhibition, juried by Naomi Beckwith (Jury Awards), 2012
Columbia College, MA, 2001
Northwestern University, BA, 1985
Florence Hawkins, Marva Jolly, Dominic DeMeo, African Pottery, elizabeth catlett
The artist at work