Naomi Hawksley (b. 2000) is an illustrator and printmaker
based in San Francisco, CA currently working towards a BFA
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her practice
works through processes of recontextualizing and dismantling
conventional images, worldbuilding, and escapism using
drawing and lithographic printing techniques.

Naomi has shown at Southern Exposure, Co-Prosperity,
and Solo Show, and is currently working as a curatorial and broadcasting assistant at London-based label and collective
odyXxey. She is also an artist mentor and visiting artist at
Southern Exposure.


naomi.hawksley1@gmail.com

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Education


2022                                                BFA in Printmaking (Expected), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL



Awards


2018-Present                               Presidential Merit Scholarship Recipient, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2018                                              Youth Arts Exchange Scholarship Recipient, Organization of Women Architects, San Francisco CA



Exhibitions


2020                                                  Chapter 2, Solo Show, Online

2020                                                  Benefit, Solo Show, Online

2020                                                 Monster Drawing Rally 2020 Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA

2019                                                 $1.25: A Ticket for the Next Generation Southern Exposure San Francisco CA

2018                                                 Lumpen Drawing Rally Co-Prosperity, Chicago IL

2018                                                 Inherited Division: Second Hand Planet Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA

2017                                                 Monster Drawing Rally 2017 Southern Exposure San Francisco CA

2017                                                 Quiet Glow Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA



Professional Experience


2020-Present                                 odyXxey Radio Broadcasting Assistant, London UK

2018-Present                                 Co-Prosperity Programming Council Member, Chicago IL

2017-2019                                      Mullowney Printing Company Intern, San Francisco CA




Drawings


In most cases, what is at issue is not the truth or falsity of a metaphor but the perceptions and inferences that follow from it and the actions that are sanctioned by it. In all aspects of life, not just in politics or in love, we define our reality in terms of metaphors and then proceed to act on the basis of metaphors. We draw inferences, set goals, make commitments, and execute plans, all on the basis of how we in part structure our experience, consciously and unconsciously, by means of metaphor.

Metaphors We Live By
George Lakoff & Mark Johnson



Rumicube I (2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Self Portrait (2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Like Running Through Molasses I(2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Like Running Through Molasses II(2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Like Running Through Molasses IV(2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Like Running Through Molasses VI(2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper


Why Can’t You See It? (2021)
15” x 22”
colored pencil on paper



Walk Through the Open Door (2021)
15” x 22”
colored pencil on paper



Monster I (2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper



Monster II (2020)
8.5” x 11”
colored pencil on paper






Prints


A Penny Smooth As A Star

I Keep forgetting the same thing:
over and over again.
I know it’s important but I keep
on forgetting it.
I’ve forgotten it so many times
that it’s like a coin in my mind
that’s never been minted.

    Tom’s House
    Montana
    October 13

Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork
Richard Brautigan


Untitled I (2019)
8” x 10”
lithograph



Untitled II (2019)
8” x 10”
lithograph



Untitled III (2019)
8” x 10”
lithograph



Untitled IV (2019)
8” x 10”
lithograph

OB0131 -- Instupendo, Naomi Hawksley, and Michael Wolever
2021



OB0106 -- Naomi Hawksley
2021



NumNuum on Lower Grand Radio
2021


More...


Mushrooms

Overnight, very
Whitely, discreetly,
Very quietly
...

Perfectly voiceless,
Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We

Diet on water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking

Little or nothing
...

We shall by morning
Inherit the earth.
Our foot’s in the door.

Sylvia Plath



Untitled (2020)
18” x 24”
lithograph



On Forever ‘Til We’re Warm (2020)
variable
colored pencil, greenware, sand, plexiglass, acrylic



Book I (2018)
5” x 7” (closed)
glass, paper, wheat paste



Book I (2018)
5” x 7” (closed)
glass, paper, wheat paste



Untitled (2020) for Solo Show: Chapter 2
22” x 90”
chalk, oil pastel, powdered graphite, crayon on paper



Untitled (2020) for Solo Show: Chapter 2
22” x 90”
chalk, oil pastel, powdered graphite, crayon on paper