David Hayes Biography

1931
Born in Hartford, Connecticut. Lived 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.


2024
Vertical Motifs at the Bushness Plaza; Hartford, Connecticut
David Hayes Small Sculpture with curation by Robert Donston, South Windsor Public Library; South Windsor, Connecticut
David Hayes Sculpture at the Peacock House Foundation; Fort Pierce, Florida
Sculpture Field Photos, Booth & Dimock Library Gallery; Coventry, Connecticut

2023
Selection of Relief Sculpture, Spirol Art Gallery at CT State Quinebaug Valley; Killingly, Connecticut
Remarkable Works Exhibition, Greenwood Glassblowing Studio Gallery and School; Riverton, Connecticut
Sculpture Field Photography at the Dye & Bleach House Gallery; Willington, Connecticut
Fifteen Sculptures at the Busch Library; Annapolis, Maryland
David Hayes | MAN OF STEEL: Selected Works from the Estate of David Hayes, Burgess Modern + Contemporary; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
David Hayes Small Sculpture, Boccara Gallery; West Palm Beach, Florida

2022
Sculpture in the Circle at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut

2021
You Gotta Have Art, a "Legacy List with Matt Paxton" hour-long documentary broadcast nationally on PBS
David Hayes Outdoor Museum; Annapolis, Maryland
Sculpture in Downtown Branford; Branford, Connecticut

2020
Sculpture in Downtown Naples, City of Naples; Naples, Florida
Sculpture in Danbury, Danbury Connecticut with CityCenter Danbury
A Totem grows in Manchester, Town of Manchester Parks; Manchester, Connecticut, the artist's hometown
Sculpture in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert 365; Northeast Harbor, Maine

2019
The Ventana Series, Muscatine Art Center; Muscatine, Iowa
Sculptural Adornments: David Hayes Jewelry, Georgia Museum of Art; Athens, Georgia (exhibit travels)
24 Sculptures in Gainesville Parks; Gainesville, Florida
Sculptural Adornments: David Hayes Jewelry. Fairfield University Art Museum; Fairfield, Conn.
Five large sculptures in Muscatine, Iowa; Muscatine Art in Public Places Commission

2018
Outdoor Sculpture in downtown Winter Park, Florida; City of Winter Park, Florida
David Hayes: Permanent Nature. The Ventana Series, Swope Art Museum; Terre Haute, Indiana (exhibit travels)
The Ventana Series, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum; Fort Smith, Arkansas (exhibit travels)

2017
Totem Sculpture, Anita Shapolsky Gallery; New York, New York
Sabrina, Memphis Brooks Museum; Memphis, Tennessee

2016
Small Vertical Motifs, Commenoz Gallery; Key Biscayne, Florida
Straight from the Barn, Emmanoel Lavagnolli Fine Art Gallery in Wynwood; Miami, Florida
Small sculptures and gouache studies, Center For Creative Education; West Palm Beach, Florida
Small Sculpture and Gouache Studies, Lowe Art Museum; Coral Gables, Florida
David Hayes Sculpture, The Perfect Provenance; Greenwich, Connecticut
Small Sculpture, Arte Fundamenta; Wynwood, Florida
David Hayes Sculpture, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art; Greenwhich, Connecticut
David Hayes Sculpture at the Dubuque Museum of Art; Dubuque, Iowa

2015
Sentinel Sculptures at the Cummer Museum and Gardens; Jacksonville, Florida
David Hayes Sculpture at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art; Wichita Falls, Texas
David Hayes Sculptures, Project Space Gallery, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, New York
Large and Small, Hartford Public Library Gallery; Hartford, Connecticut
Sculptures on Campus, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, New York

2014
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
Sculpture at Northwood Village; West Palm Beach, Florida

2013
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, 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

2012
Small sculpture, gouaches, and new Totems, Garrison Art Center; Garrison, New York
20 Sculptures at the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky
Sculptures at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery; Westfield, Massachusetts

2011
Sculpture at One North Broadway; White Plains, New York
David Hayes Small Sculpture, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College; Elmira, New York
Sculpture at Goodwin College; East Hartford, Connecticut

2010
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 the Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York

2009
Hayes Family Show: Three Generations. White Plains Library; White Plains, New York

2008
David Hayes in White Plains: 62 sculptures in White Plains, New York

2007
Awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters 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
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

2006
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

2005
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 via the Erie Art Museum

2004
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

2003
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

2002
Lyric Theater; Stuart, Florida - Outdoor Sculpture
Bradley International Airport; Windsor Locks, Connecticut - Small Sculptures

2001
Geary Design; Naples, Florida: David Hayes Sculpture and Graham Nickson Paintings
Lyric Theater; Stuart, Florida - Outdoor Sculpture
Hanging Sculpture Commission: Stalagtite, Nicotra Group; Staten Island, New York

2000
Sculpture at Sasaki, Sasaki & Associates; Watertown, Massachusetts
Fordham University Downtown, New York: Wall Sculptures and Drawings
David Hayes Steel Sculptures, Denise Bibro Fine Arts Inc.; New York, New York

1999
Sea Forms, Hanging Screen Sculture Commission, Nicotra Group; Staten Island, New York
Colgate University; Hamilton, New York: Sculpture in Scenic Landscape: Outdoor Sculpture, Wall Reliefs, Maquette and Drawings

1998
Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School; Windsor, Connecticut
57 Sculptures in the City of Stamford, Downtown Stamford and Stamford Town Center; ­Stamford, Connecticut
Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, Connecticut
Outdoor Sculpture, The Appleton Museum; Ocala, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art; Boca Raton, Florida: Vertical Motifs, Drawings, Macquettes
Paintings, Acrylic Landscapes and Studies, Stamford Center for the Arts, Rich Forum; Stamford, Connecticut

1997
100 Pearl Gallery; Hartford, Connecticut
The Gallery, University of New Haven; New Haven, Connecticut
Southern Vermont Art Center; Manchester, Vermont
Gulf Coast Art Center; Belleair, Florida - Screen Sculptures. Exhibit travels.
Orlando City Hall; Orlando, Florida. Exhibit travels.
Five Screen Sculptures, Hines Building; Boston
Hayes Modern Gallery; Naples, Florida

1996
Prudential Center; Boston
Gulf Coast Art Center; Belair, Florida. Exhibit travels.
The Pingry School; Martinsville, New Jersey

1995
Vertical Motif Installation, Boca Raton Museum; Boca Raton, Florida

1994
A Survey of Screen Sculptures. Anderson Gallery; Buffalo, New York

1993
Appointed Board Member, New York Sculpture Guild
Elaine Benson Gallery; Bridgehampton, New York

1992
Elected Regent, University of Hartford; Hartford, Connecticut
David Hayes—Outdoor Sculpture, Gallerie Franšoise; Baltimore, MD

1991
Monumental Sculpture Commission: Minotaur, Anderson Gallery; Buffalo, New York
PBS Broadcast of The Sculpture of David Hayes, documentary film by Richard Byrnes
Neville-Sargent Gallery; Chicago

1990
Monumental Sculpture Commission: Three Graces, School of Business, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Welded Steel Sculpture with David Hayes, documentary film by Richard Byrnes
Indiana University Art Museum; Bloomington, Indiana

1989
Snite Museum of Art; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Exhibition travels to the University of Indiana.

1988
Monumental Sculpture Commission: Griffon, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana
Outdoor Sculpture, Station Plaza; Stamford, Connecticut

1987
Monumental Sculpture Commission: Large Vertical Motif, Hartford Public Library; Hartford, Connecticut
Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture

1986
Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut
Vertical Motif Series, Shippee Gallery; New York, New York

1985
The Brooks File: David Hayes’ Sculpture Fields, Channel 3 WFSB; Hartford, Connecticut
Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts

1984
Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Shippee Gallery; New York, New York

1983
Relief Sculpture Commission, Wilbraham & Monson Academy; Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Appointed Trustee, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Hartford, Connecticut
Wesleyan Potters; Middletown, Connecticut
Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Rensselaer County Council for the Arts; Troy, New York

1982
Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture
Relief Sculpture Commission, Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut
Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts
Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Elaine Benson Gallery; Bridgehampton, New York

1981
Monumental Sculpture Commission: Large Escargot, Hartwood Acres; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bard College; Annandale, New York
Old State House; Hartford, Connecticut
June 1 Gallery; Bethlehem, Connecticut
Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts
University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus; Catonsville, Maryland

1980
Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, Connecticut, for Sculpture
Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture
Bethel Gallery and Bethel Library grounds; Bethel, Connecticut
Art Museum and City of Fitchburg; Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Saratoga Performing Arts Center; Saratoga Springs, New York
Sculpture on Campus, Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, New York

1979
Illustrated French Cooking for People Who Can’t by Julia Hayes; Atheneum Publishers
Sculpture Commission, Lydall Corporate Headquarters; Manchester, Connecticut
The Gallery, G. Fox and Company; Hartford, Connecticut
White Mountains Center for the Arts; Jefferson, New Hampshire
Plymouth State College; Plymouth, New Hampshire
Sculpture in the Library, University Library, University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut
Mead Art Museum, Amhearst College; Amhearst, Massachusetts
Outdoor Sculpture, Nassau County Museum of Art; Sands Point, New York

1978
David Hayes: Sculptor; Channel 57 television documentary
Screen Sculpture Commission, Moriarty Brothers, Inc.; Manchester, Connecticut
Choate-Rosemary Hall; Wallingford, Connecticut
Vertical Motifs, State University of New York; Albany, New York
Manchester Community College; Manchester, Connecticut
Sculpture on Tuck Mall, Dartmouth College; Hanover, New Hampshire
Sculpture in the City, Museum of Fine Arts and City of Springfield; Springfield, Massachusetts

1977
Monumental Sculpture Commission, Massasoit Community College; Brockton, Massachusetts
One man show at Franz Bader Gallery; Washington, DC
George Washington University; Washington, DC
Georgetown University Hospital; Washington, DC
Vertical Motifs, DeCordova Museum; Lincoln, Massachusetts

1976
Sculpture for playground: Eagle; Killingly, Connecticut
Sculpture in the City, Danbury, Connecticut

1975
Everson Museum of Art; Syracuse, New York
Brockton Art Center; Fuller Memorial; Brockton, Massachusetts

1974
Outdoor Sculpture at Copley Square and Dartmouth Street Mall; Boston, Massachusetts
Martha Jackson Gallery; New York, New York
Columbus Gallery of Fine Art; Columbus, Ohio
Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts

1973
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
Munson Gallery; New Haven, Connecticut
Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts
Albany Institute of History and Art; Albany, New York
Gallery Five East; East Hartford, Connecticut

1972
Appointed visiting artist, Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts

1971
Harvard University, Hunt Hall; Cambridge, Massachusetts
New Britain Museum of American Art; New Britain, Connecticut
Agra Gallery; Washington, DC

1970
Monumental Ceramic Wall Commission, Elmira College; Elmira, New York
University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut
Manchester Community College; Manchester, Connecticut
St. Joseph’s College; West Hartford, Connecticut

1969
Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Willard Gallery; New York
Arizona State University; Tempe, Arizona

1968
Return to live in the United States
Galerie De Haas; Rotterdam, Holland

1966
Lyman Allen Museum; New London, Connecticut
Houston Festival of Arts; Houston, Texas
Willard Gallery; New York
David Anderson Gallery; Paris

1965
National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, New York

1963
Represented United States at Forma Viva Sculpture Symposium; Portoro×, Yugoslavia
Root Art Center, Hamilton College; Clinton, New York

1962
Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing, University of Notre Dame and Indiana University

1961
Chicago Arts Institute; Chicago, Illinois – Logan Prize for Sculpture
Post Doctoral Fulbright for study in Paris. Guggenheim Fellowship awarded and arranged to follow Fulbright
Willard Gallery; New York, New York

1960
New Haven Festival of Arts; New Haven, Connecticut – Best in Show for Sculpture
Sharon Creative Art Foundation; Sharon, Connecticut

1959
Museum of Modern Art, New York – Recent Sculpture, U.S.A.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York – Animal and Young, part of inaugural exhibition
Boston Arts Festival; Boston, Massachusetts – Drawing Award
Lyman Allen Museum; New London, Connecticut
New Talent Series, Museum of Modern Art; New York, New York

1958
Silvermine Guild; New Cannan, Connecticut – Sculpture Award
New Haven Festival of Arts; New Haven, Connecticut – Best in Show
Weslyan University; Middletown, Connecticut

1955
Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana

1955–1957
United States Navy


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