Samantha Hawks (née Beasley) is a writer and editor based out of New York City. She has worked as a facilitator for independent writing workshops and philosophy debate groups within the city of Portland, Oregon as well as edited and curated for writer-run literary journals. Today she can be found working one-on-one with artists, writers, and students, assisting them with the development of their academic or creative projects, artist statements, press releases, and biographies. She is committed to promoting integrity in quality arts journalism and criticism, drawing both from her multi-faceted, fresh perspective on the arts in the midst of the digital age and her lengthy background in the visual and literary arts.
She studied art history and French at Portland State University with honors. In 2019 she returns to university to pursue a degree in Media, Communications, and Visual Studies.
A business proposal to facilitate transition from a client's informal Executive Assistant position to Production Manager and business partner.
Abbreviated bio for artist's website.
Bio for artist's biography to be released at a group show.
An artist biography and brief summarization of the artist's intentions behind his work.
Exploring the concepts of primitivism and the "woman-nature" link through Pablo Picasso's sculpture 'Tête de femme (Fernande)'.
Exploring Rousseau's conceptions of corruption and its relation to society while arguing for the ambiguity of innate goodness using Sartre's philosophy on violence.
Opinion piece and study (responding to prompts) concerning Philip K. Dick's 'Palmer Eldritch,' comparing and contrasting its ideas to the philosophy of Nietzsche and Russell.
Exploring the meaning of "modernity" and its human impact through the works of Karl Marx and Olaudah Equiano.
An analysis of death in Romanticism and the urge for immortality within John Keat's 'Odes'.
What was the value of purity during the Enlightenment, and what was its place in literature? An exploration through William Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'.
How did Virginia Woolf help revolutionize stream-of-consciousness prose in literature? An analysis of the usage of the objective correlative in 'Mrs. Dalloway'.
"The sun has emerged from its mantle, throwing light to clatter like cutlery..."
"I want to crush your black shell, slippery with fragrant isolation..."
"If you advance much further, you will upset the sensible order..."
"Who can say where you came from and why..."
"As their reserve sags lax each woman comes..."