Carole Hanks was born and raised in the territory of Hawaii. She left the islands at age 17 to attend colleges and universities in the U.S., earning degrees in Art History and Fine Art while intermittently traveling and working at various jobs. She lived in Ontario, Canada for twenty-three years, teaching art and craft history, nineteen of them at Sheridan College School of Design. While teaching, she continued studio practice in photography and drawing, showing work beginning in 1973. Her first solo show was at the Shaw-Rimmington Gallery, Toronto, in 1976. She returned to the US in 1990, currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in Arizona since 1993. Solo exhibits were at Galleria Elvira in Ajo, Triptych and Willo North galleries in Phoenix, and The Hormel Arts Center at Phoenix Country Day School. Group shows included the Arizona Biennial at Tuscon Museum of Art in1997 and shows on the rural circuits of Pima County from 1993 – 1999. She has held shows in her studios from 2003 through 2013 and continues to work from her “studio200e”. Work is included in private collections.