From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Tim Hawkinson (born 1960) is an artist from the United States of America. He was born in San Francisco, California, and graduated from San Jose State University; in 1989 he earned an MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work is mostly sculptural, ranging in scale from minute to huge. His themes include his own body (although none of his work could be called self portraiture in any traditional sense), music, and the passing of time, as well as his artistic engagement with material, technique, and process. Many of his pieces are mechanized (the mechanism usually fully on view), or involve sound. His 2005 sculpture Bear is a part of the Stuart Collection of public art on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.
- Lawrence Rinder. 2005, Tim Hawkinson (Whitney Museum of American Art)