Tim Hawkinson


Los Angeles artist Tim Hawkinson has been called one of America’s most singular and inventive sculptors today. He is renowned for creating both monumental and microscopic works made of complex kinetic and sound producing elements, which are operated through low-tech programmed systems. Hawkinson’s work is seemingly scientific, and the necessities of his inventions often lead to new tools, widely imaginative approaches and diverse mediums. Hawkinson has created major works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and sound. In February 2005, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented 20 years of the artist’s work in his first major museum survey. The PBS series Art:21 interviewed Hawkinson about his practice and concepts, and he was also featured on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” (2005). Hawkinson is a graduate of UCLA and is currently represented by the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles.