GREGORY HAYES is 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. Hayes has exhibited in renowned institutions throughout the United States including Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Rocky Mountain College, SCOPE Basel, Art Wynwood, MIAMI PROJECT, SCOPE Miami, and with the College Art Association (CAA) New York. In the fall of 2016, he had a solo exhibition in Europe for the first time with Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy. He has also been featured in numerous publications, including the Brooklyn Downtown Star, the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and Art F City.
Dawn of a new day.
It is easy to forget that not everything we think is real. Our mind can generate realities that can take us to the gates of heaven or the smoldering pits of hell. But it is when we release ourselves from allowing this to happen that we can then see our true reality more clear–that we are much more than thought and form. That like the sun that slowly rises to replace the shadows and reveal the colors of a vast landscape, we can wake our minds to the dawn of a new day. –Gregory Hayes