About

Hawkins Biggins is a visual being and has been absorbed in framing her subjects since high school. A graduate of Boston’s New England School of Photography, Hawkins was delighted to return home to practice the art and business of commercial photography on Oahu. 

Architectural photography is her passion. Buildings come alive as she composes images of the spaces, materials and textures. Following the light as it illuminates her subjects she relishes in capturing both exterior and interior spaces. Working with architects, builders and designers, Hawkins strives to create images that highlight their projects.

For six weeks every summer Hawkins teaches photography and the art of seeing at her alma mater, Mid Pacific Institute. She enjoys sharing her passion for photography with the kids and finds that the students continue to inspire her creative spirit.

When she is not behind a lens, you can find her playing board games with her son, on an urban photowalk with her iPhone, with her nose in a book, dreaming about traveling or lacing up her hiking boots to commune with nature and get muddy along the trail.

For over ten years, Hawkins has created powerful images for her clients, including:

Allied Builders System

Complete Construction Services

F + N Architects

Graham Builders

Hawaii Steel Alliance

H1 Construction

HiBrand Consulting

Moorhead Build

NewGround

Pacific Architects

PMI Builders

RevoluSun

Three Marketing

Tori Richard

Universal Interiors LLC

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST STATEMENT

Hawkins is drawn to photograph the urban environment because it epitomizes the dichotomy of the struggle of modern existence between isolation and intimacy. She focuses on finding connection and a sense of order in the chaotic cityscape.

EXHIBITS

Show Up!

June- July 2019

Honolulu Country Club

1690 Ala Puumalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96818

Juror Kristin Rae Simonsen

Biennial Art Exhibit

Punahou Carnival Art Gallery Show

February 2019

Punahou School

1601 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96822

Group Show

Shaloha: A Jewish Women Artists Exhibition

March 2018

HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori

250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Invitation Group Show

Mixed Media Miniature Show

November-December 2017

The Koa Art Gallery

4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

 

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii

July - August 2017

The Arts at MARKS Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817

Juror Ara Feducia

 

Lost & Found

June - July 2017

Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery

1609 Ala Puumalu Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Juror Lauren Okano

Biennial Art Exhibit

 

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii

March - April 2016

The Arts at MARKS Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Juror Jay Jensen

Image: Lines received the prestigious Pegge Hopper Gallery Award 

 

Phone Camera Show

The Arts at MARKS Garage - 2016

1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

South Street Gallery - 2012 & 2013

Lama Library, Kapiolani Community College - 2010

Annual invitational show - images taken using a phone camera 

 

Redrawn, Reformed, Revealed, Remixed

October 2015

Temple Emanu-El

2550 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Invitational group show featuring artists with Jewish roots

 

Small Photo Show

April – May 2013

Fishcake

307 Kamani St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Invitational group show - Images by Mark Arbeit, Hawkins Biggins, Jill Watson Braden, Elisa Chang, Tom Haar, Mark Hamasaki, Franco Salmoiraghi, Shayne Stambler, Shuzo Uemoto, Ivan Wetland, Randy Whiteford

The Kaka’ako Urban Landscape Series was photographed in the spring of 2013. It focuses on the distinct architectural characteristics of this vibrant and changing neighborhood.

 

LIGHT

February - May 2013

Pauhahi Tower (Bishop Square)

1003 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

A photography invitational curated by David R. Behlke

These pieces were captured on the iPhone -  the warm tone of the images focuses on the play of light within the subjects.

 

Together

November  - December 2012

The Honolulu Club

932 Ward Ave #7, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Invitational by The Gallery at Ward with works by Sabra Rae Feldstein and Hawkins Biggins

Architectural Landscape Series of Downtown Honolulu.

 

Exploring a Sense of Place

May - June 2011

Spaulding House Café

2411 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Invitational Show with works by Hawkins Biggins and Sabra Rae Feldstein.

 

This series of photo collages were created in the spring of 2011. The photographs capture the picturesque grounds, sculptures and buildings of the beautiful contemporary museum. The collages explore the relationships of the larger space and the minute details, speaking to the significance of subjects both large and small, natural and man-made. This beautiful museum was formerly the mountaintop Makiki residence of the Cooke-Spalding residence.

 

The Architecture of Change: Exploring the Past within the Present

May 2009 – July 2009

Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery

45-045 Kamehameha Highway. Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Invitational Show with work by: Scott Groeniger & Hawkins Biggins

 

Hawkins Biggins continues her series of architectural photographic work of Chinatown in downtown Honolulu. She focuses the camera’s lens on the historical architecture that makes Chinatown a unique and distinct visual statement of Hawaii’s past and changing present. The photographs are abstract segments of the playfulness of the texture, color, light and form; which emphasize the influence of the east and west in Honolulu.  Hawkins grew up in Honolulu and recently moved back, giving her a fresh eye and new appreciation for the surrounding environment.

 

Eco/Logic : hybrid exhibit: artists/activists/community

July – September 2008

The ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Juried Show

 

Ocean and Surf: Photographic interpretations of Hawaii’s Waters

Wolf Sub Zero

February – April 2008

938 Piikoi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Invitational Group Show: Peter Ahing, Hawkins Biggins, Lynn Cook, Dana Forsberg,

Tammy Jennings, Zac Noyle, Vernon Miyamoto

 

Growing up on an island, Hawkins has always had a deep affinity for water. Submerged she feels a sense of calm, serenity and unity with the natural world. She aspires to share the soothing qualities of water in her water series images.

 

DARKNESS

September - October 2008

The Koa Gallery

4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

A juried photography exhibition selected by Shuzo Uemoto 

 

The images were self portraits taken while traveling in Sweeden. They represented the duality that we have within us, that dark and light side of ourselves.

 

A Sense of Place - a six person photographic exploration of Hawai‘i

July - August 2008

The Koa Gallery

4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Invitational Group Show: Hawkins Biggins, Dana Foresberg, Victor Giordano,

Darrel Orwig, Duane Prebble, Carol Wong

 

This series of images was photographed at the Kapiolani Community College cactus garden. Literally giving a sense of place to the Koa Gallery that is steps away from this flourishing and rich cactus garden that often goes unnoticed as just part of the campus landscaping.

 

Dreaming . . . Contemporary photographers working in COLOR

February - May 2005

Wolf-Sub Zero Showroom

938 Piikoi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Invitational Group Show with artists: Hawkins Biggins, Gaye Chan, Dana Forsberg,

Kim Kinard, Scott Kubo, Duane Preble, Rich Richardson, San Shoppell, Cliff Slater, Paul Staub

 

A Relative Affair: Featuring works by artists who are family members

November - December 2004

Gallery ‘Iolani at Windward Community College

45-720Kea’ahala Rd, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Invitational Group Show: This was the first show of Hawkins’ architectural work in Hawaii and the beginning of her documentation of the changing landscape of urban Oahu.