Virginia Hungate-Hawk (American, b. 1985) was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a BA in Studio Art and Geography from Macalester College and a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught at museums and art centers around the Pacific Northwest including Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle Art Museum, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Stadium High School. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in several private and public collections. Hungate-Hawk is known for her etchings that draw upon her background in geography and cartography to reference maps, space, and pattern. Her prints use small, abstract elements that accumulate into larger configurations and investigate natural and man-made divides.