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*1980

North America

King Hawkinson

Rebecca

3464

Artist ID:

Selected Exhibitions


2023 | "Bullets and Bandaids": A Veteran Anthology, March 2 - Sep. 3, 2023, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2023 | "Art in Bloom", July 2022, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, NC

2022 | "Color Harmonies" Solo Show, July 2022, Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery, Crossnore, NC

2022 | "Preservation through Art Gala & Auction", June 2022, Brunk Auction House, Asheville, NC

2022 | "Les Beaux" Solo Show, April 2022, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2022 | "Botanical Inspiration", April 2022, Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI

2021 | "Blowing Rock Women’s Show", June 2021, Martin House Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC

2021 | "Ode to Spring", May 2021, Huse Skelly Gallery, Newport Beach, CA


Publications & Awards


2023 | Eulogy of the Besieged, Oil on Linen 24x30, "Bullets and Bandaids Vol 4: A Veteran Anthology" edited by Robert LeHeup

2021 | Asheville Made "Yearning after the Microlocal Moment" by Kay West

2019 | Floyd Quick Draw Winner, "Floyd Biennial"

2016 | Carolina Home + Garden "Unstill Life" by Tom Kerr

2015 | Mothers Always Write "The Golden Days are Numbered" poem by Rebecca King Hawkinson

2014 | WNC Woman: Cover Art; "The Passing", Oil on Linen 24×30

2014 | Mountain Xpress, Alchemy Fine Art holds Opening for Rebecca King

2013 | Women in Art: The Great Female Artists - From the Middle Ages to the Modern Era by Reinhard Fuchs

2012 | American Art Collector, Balancing Act: Motherhood + Artmaking

2009 | WNC Woman Vol.8 No. 10 "Blessed Day" poem by artist Rebecca King Hawkinson

Artist Statement | Bio


Rebecca King Hawkinson (born 1980) is a prominent artist from Black Mountain, North Carolina. Since an early age, her paintings have been acquired by private collectors both in the U.S. and abroad. As a lifelong resident of the Swannanoa Valley, she is inspired by its rich artistic legacy, notably the historical Black Mountain College, which hosted influential artists such as Ruth Asawa, Jacob Lawrence, and Josef Albers from 1933 to 1957.


In 1998, Rebecca left high school early to attend Montreat College in her hometown. That same year, American Artist and Fresco Master Benjamin Long IV completed his renowned fresco, "The Prodigal Son," on the college campus. This event marked the beginning of Rebecca's significant period of mentorship under Long, starting in 1999. She immersed herself in the art of fresco, serving as a studio assistant, fresco apprentice, and color assistant to Long. Her artistic skills further developed during a five-week period in 1999 at Long’s studio in the South of France, where she began her practice in landscape painting.


Throughout her career, Hawkinson has traveled extensively across Europe and other regions, creating a substantial body of work that has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. One of her recent notable pieces, a figurative painting titled "Eulogy of the Besieged," was displayed in "Bullets and Bandaids: A Veteran Anthology." This exhibition, which included venues like the Columbia Museum of Art, underscored her significant contributions to contemporary American art.

Artist Statement | Bio


Rebecca King Hawkinson (born 1980) is a prominent artist from Black Mountain, North Carolina. Since an early age, her paintings have been acquired by private collectors both in the U.S. and abroad. As a lifelong resident of the Swannanoa Valley, she is inspired by its rich artistic legacy, notably the historical Black Mountain College, which hosted influential artists such as Ruth Asawa, Jacob Lawrence, and Josef Albers from 1933 to 1957.


In 1998, Rebecca left high school early to attend Montreat College in her hometown. That same year, American Artist and Fresco Master Benjamin Long IV completed his renowned fresco, "The Prodigal Son," on the college campus. This event marked the beginning of Rebecca's significant period of mentorship under Long, starting in 1999. She immersed herself in the art of fresco, serving as a studio assistant, fresco apprentice, and color assistant to Long. Her artistic skills further developed during a five-week period in 1999 at Long’s studio in the South of France, where she began her practice in landscape painting.


Throughout her career, Hawkinson has traveled extensively across Europe and other regions, creating a substantial body of work that has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. One of her recent notable pieces, a figurative painting titled "Eulogy of the Besieged," was displayed in "Bullets and Bandaids: A Veteran Anthology." This exhibition, which included venues like the Columbia Museum of Art, underscored her significant contributions to contemporary American art.

Women in Art

Charity's Flowers

1216

Art ID

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50 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas on panel

20000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

Women in Art

St. Siffret

1217

Art ID

|

46 x 61 cm

Oil on panel

18000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

Women in Art

Eve (Sojouners Series)

1213

Art ID

|

46 x 61 cm

Oil on linen on panel

44000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

Women in Art

Hope in Appalachia (Sojourners Series)

1215

Art ID

|

41 x 51 cm

Oil on panel

36000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

Women in Art

Omni Vanitas (Sojourners Series)

1214

Art ID

|

46 x 61 cm

Oil on panel

44000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

Women in Art

Red Dahlias

1238

Art ID

2020

|

20 x 25 cm

Oil on panel

10000

$

Rebecca

King Hawkinson

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Personal Statement:


From a young age, I found inspiration in the expressive strokes of paint adorning the walls of the National Gallery in Washington, DC. As a child, during visits with my mother, I was captivated by the rich textures and enigmatic expressions of the canvases, each one weaving together ideas, emotions, and experiences into a coherent narrative. This early exposure planted a resolute seed within me — a quiet but firm declaration emerged: "I will do that. I will surround myself with real art, fill spaces with it, and immerse my hands in it."


Paint, composed of earth and plant oils, is profoundly earthy. It stains the hands and seeps deeper, staining the soul, blurring the lines between the material and the ethereal. The art of painting is raw and visceral, akin to the vivid contrast of a lavender ribbon running along a branch in winter, transforming into a resonant golden ochre at the limb's tip. In this craft, the artist becomes a conduit — like the transistor in a radio, the canary in the coal mine, or the often-maligned prophet — continually taking up the mantle to speak truths, to resonate with harmony and joy.


We are but sojourners here, seeking a city yet to come. My paintings embody this search — a chase fueled by an urgent longing for shores beyond our sight, yet encapsulated in the profound gift of beauty. This beauty, at once hidden and manifest, beckons us to look deeper and see the sublime truths veiled in plain view.

Selected Exhibitions


2023 | "Bullets and Bandaids": A Veteran Anthology, March 2 - Sep. 3, 2023, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2023 | "Art in Bloom", July 2022, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, NC

2022 | "Color Harmonies" Solo Show, July 2022, Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery, Crossnore, NC

2022 | "Preservation through Art Gala & Auction", June 2022, Brunk Auction House, Asheville, NC

2022 | "Les Beaux" Solo Show, April 2022, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2022 | "Botanical Inspiration", April 2022, Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI

2021 | "Blowing Rock Women’s Show", June 2021, Martin House Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC

2021 | "Ode to Spring", May 2021, Huse Skelly Gallery, Newport Beach, CA


Publications & Awards


2023 | Eulogy of the Besieged, Oil on Linen 24x30, "Bullets and Bandaids Vol 4: A Veteran Anthology" edited by Robert LeHeup

2021 | Asheville Made "Yearning after the Microlocal Moment" by Kay West

2019 | Floyd Quick Draw Winner, "Floyd Biennial"

2016 | Carolina Home + Garden "Unstill Life" by Tom Kerr

2015 | Mothers Always Write "The Golden Days are Numbered" poem by Rebecca King Hawkinson

2014 | WNC Woman: Cover Art; "The Passing", Oil on Linen 24×30

2014 | Mountain Xpress, Alchemy Fine Art holds Opening for Rebecca King

2013 | Women in Art: The Great Female Artists - From the Middle Ages to the Modern Era by Reinhard Fuchs

2012 | American Art Collector, Balancing Act: Motherhood + Artmaking

2009 | WNC Woman Vol.8 No. 10 "Blessed Day" poem by artist Rebecca King Hawkinson

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