Local artist, Zoe Hawk, created these one-of-a-kind paintings just for Hemlock fans! We hope you love her work almost as much as we do.
In keeping with the theme of my work about girlhood and the transition from adolescence to adulthood, each painting depicts a young woman donning a beautiful bandana in her hair. The girls, while dressed similarly, are nevertheless representing their individuality by wearing their scarves in different ways, with varying patterns, colors, poses, and expressions. The title Couvrechief translates to “cover head” in old French, the etymological source of the word kerchief, and is a nod to the deep and enduring roots of feminine culture.
Zoe Hawk's work deals with the complex experience of girlhood, exploring adolescent anxiety, feminine identity, and belonging.
Zoe was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been included in publications such as New American Paintings, ArtMaze Mag, Plastik Magazine, and JOIA Magazine. Exhibitions include From Pangs To Pangolins, curated by Trenton Doyle Hancock (Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles); SPRING/BREAK Art Show and FREIZE LA exhibits curated by Michael Slenske (Los Angeles); Oasis, a duo exhibition with Michele Poirier Mozzone (Tambaran2, New York); and solo exhibition Dreaming As The Summers Die (Glass Rice, San Franciso). Special collaborative projects include pieces for ZARA's Women In Art clothing collection, released worldwide in 2019, the Day Dreamers Tarot Deck, created for TRUE/FALSE international film festival 2020, and fabric print designs for the Fall/Winter 2022 collection by Paul & Joe, Paris. Zoe holds a BFA in studio art from Missouri State University, and an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa. She is currently based in Columbia, Missouri.