David Hayes Biography


Born in Hartford, Connecticut. Lives in Coventry, Connecticut.

1949 - 1953
University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana, A.B.

1953 - 1955
Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana. M.F.A.
Studied with Robert Laurent, Alton Pickens, and David Smith.

1955 - 1957
United States Navy

Silvermine Guild; New Cannan, Connecticut - Sculpture Award
New Haven Festival of Arts; New Haven, Connecticut - Best in Show

Boston Arts Festival; Boston, Massachusetts - Drawing Award

New Haven Festival of Arts; New Haven, Connecticut - Best in Show for Sculpture

Chicago Arts Institute; Chicago, Illinois - Logan Prize for Sculpture
Post Doctoral Fulbright for study in Paris. Guggenheim Fellowship awarded and arranged to follow Fulbright.

Represented United States at "Forma Viva" Sculpture Symposium, Portoroz, Yugoslavia

National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, New York

Return to live in the United States

Monumental Ceramic Wall Commission, Elmira College; Elmira, New York

Appointed visiting artist, Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts

Juror, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute; Utica, New York - Annual Exhibition
Illustrated Varmint Q by Charles Boer; Chicago: Swallow Press
Juror, American Academy in Rome - Sculpture

Sculpture for playground; Killingly, Connecticut

Monumental Sculpture Commission, Massasoit Community College; Brockton, Massachusetts

David Hayes: Sculptor; Channel 57 television documentary
Sculpture Commission, Moriarty Brothers, Inc.; Manchester, Connecticut

Illustrated French Cooking for People Who Can't by Julia Hayes; New York; Atheneum Publishers
Sculpture Commission, Lydall Corporate Headquarters; Manchester, Connecticut

Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, Connecticut, for Sculpture
Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture

Monumental Sculpture Commission, Hartwood Acres; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture
Relief Sculpture Commission, Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut

Relief Sculpture Commission, Wilbraham & Monson Academy; Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Appointed Trustee, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; hartford, Connecticut

The Brooks File: David Hayes' Sculpture Fields, Channel 3 WFSB; Hartford, Connecticut

Monumental Sculpture Commission, Hartford Public Library; Hartford, Connecticut
Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture

Monumental Sculpture Commission, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana

Monumental Sculpture Commission, School of Business, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Welded Steel Sculpture with David Hayes, documentary film completed by Richard Byrnes

Monumental Sculpture Commission, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York
PBS Broadcast of The Sculpture of David Hayes, documentary film by Richard Byrnes

Elected Regent, University of Hartford; Hartford, Connecticut

Appointed Board Member, New York Sculpture Guild
One-man show at Elaine Benson Gallery

One-man show at Anderson Gallery

One-man shows at Prudential Center; Boston;
Gulf Coast Art Center; Belair, Florida;
The Pingry School; Martinsville, New Jersey

One-man shows at
100 Pearl Gallery; Hartford, Connecticut;
The Gallery, University of New Haven;
Southern Vermont Art Center; Manchester, Vermont
Gulf Coast Art Center; Belleair, Florida - Screen Sculptures
Orlando City Hall; Orlando;
Hines Building; Boston;
Hayes Modern Gallery; Naples, Florida

One-man shows at
Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School; Windsor, Connecticut
City of Stamford, Connecticut and Stamford Town Center
Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, Connecticut
Boca Raton Museum of Art; Boca Raton, Florida
Stamford Center for the Arts, Rich Forum; Stamford, Connecticut

Screen Sculpture Commission, Nicotra Group; Staten Island, New York
One-man show at Colgate University; Hamilton, New York

One-man shows at
Sculpture at Sasaki, Sasaki & Associates; Watertown, Massachusetts\
Fordham University Downtown; New York|
David Hayes Steel Sculptures, Denise Bibro Fine Arts Inc.; New York, New York

Geary Design; Naples, Florida ­ Graham Nickson Paintings, David Hayes Sculpture
Lyric Theater Sculpture Garden; Stuart, Florida ­ Outdoor Sculpture

Lyric Theater Sculpture Garden; Stuart, Florida - Outdoor Sculpture
One-man show: Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut - Small Sculptures

Burt Reynolds Museum, Jupiter, Florida - Inaugural exhibition
5 Screen Sculptures at the University of Central Florida; Orlando, Florida
David Hayes Sculpture, Sculpture Garden & Studio at Gidion's, Kent, Connecticut

David Hayes Sculpture at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, Florida
Outdoor Sculpture, James A. Michener Art Museum; Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Exhibition Without Walls; 40 sculptures in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida

8 Vertical Motifs at the Mobile Museum of Art; Mobile, Alabama.
12 sculptures on Oyaron Hill, Hartwick College; Oneonta, New York
Maquettes and Drawings, Yager Museum, Oneonta, New York
Small Sculptures and Drawings, Krasl Art Center; Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sculpture in Erie: installation of sculpture in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania

LSU Museum of Art; Baton Rouge, Louisiana - David Hayes Sculpture
Erie Art Museum Annex Gallery; Erie, Pennsylvania - Small Sculptures and Drawings
Longview Museum of Fine Arts; Longview, Texas - David Hayes Sculpture

Awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Albertus Magnus College; New London, Connecticut
Vero Beach Museum of Art; Vero Beach, Florida: David Hayes Sculpture
The Irving Arts Center; Irving, Texas: David Hayes Steel Sculpture
Outdoor Sculpture, The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art; Laurel, Mississippi
Everson Art Museum; Syracuse, New York: Return to Syracuse
Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University; Delaware Ohio – Small Sculptures, Drawings and Outdoor Sculpture
City of Syracuse, New York - Downtown Sculpture
Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut: David Hayes Outdoor Sculpture

David Hayes in White Plains: 62 sculptures in White Plains, New York.

The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions At The 1959 Inaugural. Solomon R. Guggenheim ­Museum.
Hayes Family Show: Three Generations. White Plains Library, White Plains, New York

Art to the Avenue; Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut
Fathers & Daughters, The Greenwich Arts Council Presents In The Bendheim Gallery; ­Greenwich, Connecticut
Boscobel, in conjuction with the CURRENT show through Garrison Art Center

Sculpture at One North Broadway; White Plains, New York
David Hayes Sculpture, Huntsville Museum of Art in conjunction with Huntsville’s Spaces Sculpture Trail
David Hayes Small Sculpture, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College; Elmira, New York
Sculpture at Goodwin College; East Hartford, Connecticut

Small sculpture, gouaches, and new Totems; Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York
20 Sculptures at Art Museum at the University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky
Sculptures at the WSU Downtown Art Gallery; Westfield, Massachusetts
Sculptures at the Governor’s Mansion, Hartord, Connecticut

David Hayes Sculpture, Contemporary Art Center; Peoria, Illinois
David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature, Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College; Annapolis, Maryland
Hanging Screen Sculptures at the Lutz Children’s Museum; Manchester, Connecticut
David Hayes dies April 9, 2013
David Hayes Sculpture at the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana
Sentinel Sculptures at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, Indiana
David Hayes Sculptures at the Wiregrass Museum; Dothan, Alabama

Small Sculptures and Gouache Studies, Wiregrass Museum; Dothan, Alabama
David Hayes Sculpture at the Jundt Art Museum; Spokane, Washington
Maquettes and Gouache Studies at the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Sculpture at the Springfield Museums; Springfield, Massachusetts
Recent Small Sculptures at M+V Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
Five Totem Sculptures, Bushnell Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut
Sculpture at Northwood Village; West Palm Beach, Florida

Art Wynwood fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery; Miami, Florida
Sentinel Sculptures at the Cummer Museum and Gardens; Jacksonville, Florida
Art Miami New York Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery; New York, New York
David Hayes Sculpture at the Wichita Falls, Texas Museum of Art
David Hayes Sculptures, Project Space Gallery, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, NY
Large and Small, Hartford Public Library Gallery; Hartford, Connecticut
Art Hamptons Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery; Southhampton, New York
Sculptures on campus, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, New York

Art Miami art fair at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Miami, Florida
Context art fair at M+V Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
The Original Miami Beach Antiques Show, Miami Beach, Florida with Alpen Art & Antiques
Small Vertical Motifs, Commenoz Gallery, Key Biscayne, Florida
Art Palm Beach fair with Alpen Art & Antiques; Vail, Colorado
Straight from the Barn, Emmanoel Lavagnolli Fine Art Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Florida
Small sculptures and gouache studies, Center For Creative Education, West Palm Beach Florida
Clio Art Fair at Ale Berni Gallery, New York, New York
Small Sculpture and Gouache Studies, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida