Born and raised in the mountains of Western Washington, Hawkinson transplanted to Vancouver, B.C. several years ago upon completion of her undergraduate degree. In addition to her personal studio practice, she is passionate about connecting artists with the rest of the world (and vice versa); she has been involved with integrating visual art into festivals, collaborating with musicians and dancers, and curating art events and exhibitions through her non-profit job in the Downtown Eastside.
Her artwork explores themes of home, transience and embellished narratives. Integral in her process is the use of materials that have personal histories; objects which are the remnants of a collective past.
Jenny received her BA in Visual Arts from Trinity Western University.