Residency: March-April 2008
While at Sculpture Space, I completed about 20 new pieces and have endless ideas to take home with me. I had time to experiment with new materials, as well as prepare for upcoming exhibitions. I learned how to weld and rediscovered materials and processes that I had long forgotten. The body of work that has evolved while working here has sent me down a new path that I would have never anticipated before this residency.
About the Artist
Rachel Hayes was born in Kansas City, MO. She earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. Upcoming solo exhibitions include: Lab Gallery, New York, NY; ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA; Shaw Center for the Arts – LSU, Baton Rouge, LA and Gallery of Contemporary Art – UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO.
She has exhibited at the Sculpture Center, NY; Solvent Space, VA; Roswell Museum of Fine Art, NM; Kansas City Jewish Museum, KS; Dolphin Gallery, MO.
Past awards and residencies include Art Omi International Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and a Charlotte Street Fund Award.
She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.