Vincent Hawkins recieved his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his B.F.A. from Temple University in Phiadelphia. He studied figure sculpture and painting with sculptor Paolo Corisone at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. He currently teaches in the Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Northwestern University, as well as the Fire Arts Center of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center.