GREGORY HAYES

BIOGRAPHY

b. Buffalo, New York, 1980

Gregory Hayes is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Hayes began studying art with original Drop City artist Clark Richert at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where he received his BFA in Painting and was named Most Distinguished Artist. He received his MFA in Painting from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College where he studied with Vito Acconci. Exploring how paint can be used as a medium through various tools and techniques beyond the brush, Hayes reinvents what it means to mix colors and present patterns through everything from his mathematically inspired paintings on canvas to his precisely intertwined works on paper.

“I believe painting is a window into an artist’s soul. An artist can convey ideas beyond words, changing the viewer’s perception of the world. Art is not a luxury but a necessary part of existence. It can reveal the very essence of life, showing us our weaknesses and sorrows, but also lifting us to incredible heights of joy.” – Gregory Hayes

EDUCATION

2011
MFA, Brooklyn College, Painting

2006
BFA, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Painting

HONORS & AWARDS

2012
McNeese National Works on Paper, Juror’s Mention Award

2011
Dave Bown Projects, “3rd Semi Annual Competition,” selected artist
ArtBridge “Works in Progress” Honorarium
College Art Association Professional Development Honorable Mention in the Fine Arts

2005
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Most Distinguished Artist

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
NEW WORK, Ncontemporary, Milan, Italy

2019
RECENT PAINTINGS, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
FROM FADED FRAGMENTS, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2018
THE BIRD IS THE WIND, Galerie Deux6, Paris, France

2017
DAWN OF A NEW DAY, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2016
I AM THE SUN, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2015
STAY GOLD, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2014
SHOOTING STAR, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2010
RE-SEEING, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

2008
PRIMARY ARRAY, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO
SELECTED WORKS, City & County Building, Denver, CO

2007
ARRAY, Rhinoceropolis Gallery, Denver, CO

2006
MACHINE, Institute for Experimental Studies, Denver, CO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
WANDERINGS, Deux6, Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza, Spain
L’ANNEXE, Galerie Deux6, Paris, France
GREGORY HAYES - HYUN SOOK JEONG, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY
THE NTH DIMENSION, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
ARTE FIERA, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
ARTE FIERA, Ncontemporary Bologna, Italy

2018
COLOR FIELD PAINTERS, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
PRESENCE | ABSENCE, Ncontemporary, Milan, Italy (w/ Matthew Larson)
RUMINATE, CSUF Begovich Gallery, Fullerton, CA (Curated by Laura Black & Selena Robles)
I DARE / DARE I, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2017
ARTE FIERA, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

2016
WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS AGAIN IT STARTS TO FEEL NORMAL, Ncontemporary, Turin, Italy
YOUNG INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Paris, France
GALLERY ARTISTS: PRE-CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
GREGORY HAYES / NADIR VALENTE, Ncontemporary, London, UK
INTENT FORTUITY, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
SMALL WORKS: MORE OR LESS, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2015
THE OTHERS FAIR, Ncontemporary, Turin, Italy

2014
WHITE | BLACK, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
MIAMI PROJECT, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Miami, FL
SUMMER PREVIEW, Victori Contemporary, New York, NY
OUTLINE: BEYOND THE GRID, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
AQUA 14, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL
SCOPE BASEL, Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland
ART WYNWOOD, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL
ARTMIX, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2013
AQUA 13, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL
EMERGE, Victori Contemporary, Washington, DC
DISPOSITION, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY (With Anne Russinof)
ARTMIX, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
14th ANNUAL FIRE ISLAND PINES ART SHOW, Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY
THE WASSAIC PROJECT SUMMER FESTIVAL, The Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY
SCOPE BASEL, Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland
ART WYNWOOD, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL

2012
SCOPE MIAMI, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL
ART BASH, D Gallery, Denver, CO
SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
25th ANNUAL NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER, Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA
MADE IN NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2011
INTRODUCTIONS, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
WORKS IN PROGRESS, ArtBridge, Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn, NY
13th ANNUAL FIRE ISLAND PINES ART SHOW, Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY
THE WASSAIC PROJECT SUMMER FESTIVAL, The Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY
DO IT, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
MEMORY PALACE, Flux Factory, Brooklyn, NY
HYBRID LIFE FORMS, In Rivers, Brooklyn, NY
COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION NEW YORK AREA MFA EXHIBITION, New York, NY
NORTH AMERICAN GRADUATE ART SURVEY, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2010
ART BASH, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
FEAST OF FOOLS, Second-Floor, Brooklyn, NY
LEARNING CURVE, Marian Spore, Brooklyn, NY

2009
CURLY-Q, Jack The Pelican Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
WINTER MT. DEW TOUR: FEATURED ARTIST, NorthStar Resort, CA

2007
PEEP SHOW, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
RED DOT FAIR, Rule Gallery, New York, NY

2006
JURIED SHOW, Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO
XX/YY: THE GENDER SHOW, Flash Gallery, Belmar, CO

LECTURES

2011
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO

RESIDENCIES

2012
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

2011
Fire Island Pines Arts Project, Fire Island, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Xibt Contemporary Art Magazine, “Hyun Sook Jeong and Gregory Hayes at Blank Space in NYC”. 24 July. Web.
ACS Magazine, “Gregory Hayes”, acs-mag.com Sept/Oct. 42-43, 84-97. Web.
Yasemin Vargi, “Questions & Answers: Gregory Hayes”, Artspeak.nyc, 4 April. Web.

2018
Alice Zucca, “A Conversation With Gregory Hayes”, Xibt Contemporary Art Magazine. July/August.

2017
Art in Write Out, "Recensioni Arte Contemporanea Roma", Blog post. 1 February.
Design and Style Report, "Weekend", Images of Artwork. Blog post. 7 January.
Sabrina Vedovotto, "Amore Che Vieni Amore Che Vai (Ovvero Della Pittura)", Exibart. 4 January. Web.
Eleonora Scoccia, "Gregory Hayes. I am the sun.`` Exibart. 13 February. Web.

2016
Delia Pizzuti, ""I'm the sun": goccia su goccia, l'infinitamente grande e piccolo di Gregory Hayes", ArteMagazine. 27 December. Web.
Carlo Alberto Bucci, "La pittura di Hayes gocce di colore a caccia del sole", La Repubblica. 18 November. Web.

2015
Noémie Jennifer, "The Price to Pay: Artists Weigh in on Getting an MFA." Blog post. The Creators Project. 25 August.

2014
Kyle Fitzpatrick, "Gregory Hayes Paints Detailed Microcosms." Blog post. The Fox is Black. 8 April. Web.
Gauss, Daniel. "Shooting Star by Gregory Hayes at Nancy Margolis Gallery." Review. Blog post. Arte Fuse Magazine. 5 June. Web.
"Gregory Hayes. Shooting Star," Wall Street International. 17 May. Web.
Mattera, Joanne. "Centering." Blog post. Joanne Mattera Art Blog. 24 Apr. Web.

2012
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, “Alumni Spotlight,” http://dome.rmcad.edu/web/alumni1/welcome The Dome, January 25th.

2011
Melissa Bozin, “ArtBridge decorates Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Downtown Star, October 26th.
The Brooklyn Review, images of artwork, issue 28, 43.
Kyle MacMillan, “Offbeat art approach: ‘Do It’, and then undo it at Denver exhibit,” image of artwork, Denver Post, May 27th.
Michael Fahlund, “CAA Awards MFA Fellowships to Five Artists,” http://www.collegeart.org/news/2011/02/02/caa-awards-mfa-fellowships-to-five-artists/, CAA News, February 2nd.

2010
Leanne Goebel, “RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0,” Huffington Post, December 5th.
Michael Paglia, “Artbeat: Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing New Works, at Rule Gallery,” Westword, October 27th.
Kyle MacMillan, “On point,” Denver Post, November 12th.
Ellen Berkovitch, “Review: Contemporary Art & Architecture in Denver,” Adobe Airstream, October 24th.
Anne Johnson, “Brooklyn College MFA Open Studio,” Art Fag City, http://www.artfagcity.com/2010/04/12/brooklyn-college-mfa-open-studio/, April 12.

2009
Nomad Art and World Magazine, image of artwork, issue 1, 12.

2008
Alumni Association of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design News, “Primary Array,” http://www.rmcad.edu/gallery-exhibitions/alumni-gallery/gregory-hayes-2008-03-01-2008-05-19, March 1st, 2.

2007
Alumni Association of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design News, “At the Intersection of Snowboarding and Art,” July 1, 6.
Arkane Snow Magazine, “Greg Hayes: Our Renaissance,” issue 1, 15.
Mary Chandler, “RULE Show a Display of Veterans, New Artists,” Rocky Mountain News, January 19th.