Warm welcome to our newest UC incubatee, longtime friend, powerhouse creative and community organizer, Sarah Marie Hawkins. In her short time with us, she’s photographed several events, exercised creative direction in event design, and coordinated multiple photoshoots, including a session for the Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority, led by Leslye Salinas, for a total of 98 subjects! We’re incredibly grateful to have such a dedicated individual on our team.

In addition to her work with us, Sarah has a plethora of experience under her belt in community organizing and event curation. As an artist herself, Sarah has created some of Sacramento’s most iconic works including, “Faceless No More”, featured in Art Street (2017). Catch her next show entitled, “Catharsis”, opening at Hacker Lab this Saturday, August 10th, from 5pm – 9pm.

“I’m obsessed with Yayoi Kusama. She’s my favorite artist and she once said, ‘every time I have had a problem I have confronted it with the ax of art’, and I really feel I’ve lived that way (or at least I have tried to). Art is not a part of my life, it is my life. It’s my catharsis and my therapy.”

Sarah Marie Hawkins is a photographer and ink illustration artist based in Sacramento, California. Hawkins’ work primarily focuses on what it is to be female in present and past generations in contrast with how society attempts to define that. In February of 2017 Hawkins’ debuted an interactive art installation at Sacramento’s ArtStreet entitled “Faceless No More” which centered around the lives of 20 survivors of sexual assault/rape both before, during and after their assaults. The project was anonymous and viewed by over 30,000 people during it’s installation period. Since then, Hawkins has dedicated her time to furthering the Faceless No More movement with art, outreach and activism. Hawkins is currently creating a body of work for a Sacramento specific Faceless No More with hopes of a public exhibition towards the end of 2020.

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