David Hayes Biography


Silvermine Guild; New Cannan, Connecticut—Sculpture Award

New Haven Festival of Arts; New Haven, Connecticut—Best in Show

Wesleyan University; Middletown, Connecticut


Museum of Modern Art, New York—David V. Hayes: Talent in the Penthouse. April 1–May 3

Museum of Modern Art, New York—Recent Sculpture, U.S.A. May 13–August 16

Lyman Allen Museum; New London, Connecticut

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York—Animal and Young, part of inaugural exhibition curated by James Johnson Sweeney

Boston Arts Festival; Boston, Massachusetts—Drawing Award


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

Sharon Creative Art Foundation; Sharon, Connecticut—Two-man show with Cleve Gray


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 City

Museum of Modern Art, New York—Recent Acquisitions. December 19–February 25


University of Notre Dame and Indiana University—Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing

Museum of Modern Art, New York—Fifty Drawings: Recent Acquisitions. April 10–Aug 12

Circa 1962: David Hayes Forged Steel Sculpture at the future Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in borrowed bank lobby space, curated by James Johnson Sweeney


Represented the United States at Forma Viva Sculpture Symposium; Portoroz, Yugoslavia

Root Art Center, Hamilton College; Clinton, New York—Sculpture and Drawings


National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, New York


Lyman Allen Museum; New London, Connecticut

Houston Festival of Arts; Houston, Texas

Willard Gallery; New York

David Anderson Gallery; Paris


Returns to live in the United States

Galerie De Haas; Rotterdam, Holland—Ceramic commission


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

University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut

St. Joseph College; West Hartford, Connecticut


Harvard University, Hunt Hall; Cambridge, Massachusetts

New Britain Museum of American Art; New Britain, Connecticut

Agra Gallery; Washington, D.C.


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

Munson Gallery; New Haven, Connecticut

Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts

Albany Institute of History & Art; Albany, New York

Gallery Five East; East Hartford, Connecticut


Large Outdoor Sculpture, Copley Square and Dartmouth Street Mall; Boston, Massachusetts

Martha Jackson Gallery; New York City—Ceramics

Columbus Gallery of Fine Art; Columbus, Ohio

Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts


Everson Museum of Art; Syracuse, New York—Sculpture

Brockton Art Center; Fuller Memorial; Brockton, Massachusetts


Sculpture for playground: Eagle; Killingly, Connecticut. The artist bartered abandoned Navy yard quarter-inch plate steel for what would become his Vertical Motif Series

Danbury, Connecticut—Sculpture in the City


Monumental Sculpture Commission, Massasoit Community College; Brockton, MA

Franz Bader Gallery; Washington, D.C.—Sculpture and Ceramics

George Washington University; Washington, D.C.—Outdoor Sculpture

Georgetown University Hospital; Washington, D.C.—Five Sculptures

DeCordova Museum; Lincoln, Massachusetts—Outdoor Sculpture


David Hayes: Sculptor; Channel 57 television documentary

Screen Sculpture Commission, Moriarty Brothers, Inc.; Manchester, Connecticut

Museum of Fine Arts and City of Springfield; Springfield, Massachusetts—On Loan to Springfield: Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawings

Choate Rosemary Hall; Wallingford, Connecticut—Outdoor Sculpture

State University of New York; Albany, New York—Sculpture and Drawings

Manchester Community College; Manchester, Connecticut—Outdoor Sculpture

Dartmouth College; Hanover, New Hampshire—Sculpture on Tuck Mall


Illustrated French Cooking for People Who Can’t by Julia Hayes; Atheneum Publishers, New York

Sculpture Commission, Lydall Corporate Headquarters; Manchester, Connecticut

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College; Amherst, Massachusetts—Sculpture

Nassau County Museum; Sands Point, New York—Outdoor Sculpture

The Gallery, G. Fox & Co.; Hartford, Connecticut

White Mountains Center for the Arts; Jefferson, New Hampshire

Plymouth State College; Plymouth, New Hampshire

University Library, University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut—Sculpture in the Library


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—Sculpture Inside/Outside

Art Museum and City of Fitchburg; Fitchburg, Massachusetts—Sculpture, Drawings, and Ceramics

Saratoga Performing Arts Center; Saratoga Springs, New York—Outdoor Sculpture

Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, New York – Sculpture & Drawings


Monumental Sculpture Commission: Large Escargot, Hartwood Acres; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York—Outdoor Sculpture

Old State House; Hartford, Connecticut—Sculpture on Old State House Lawn

June 1 Gallery; Bethlehem, Connecticut—Sculpture and Drawings

Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts—Sculpture, Gouaches, Ceramics

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Campus—Cross Section, Drawings, Ceramics, Tapestries, Sculpture


Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture

Relief Sculpture Commission, Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut

Sunne Savage Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts—Sculpture and Drawings

Elaine Benson Gallery; Bridgehampton, New York—Sculpture and Models

Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts—Sculpture, Drawings, and Ceramics


Relief Sculpture Commission, Wilbraham & Monson Academy; Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Appointed Trustee, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Hartford, Connecticut

Wesleyan Potters; Middletown, Connecticut—Sculpture, Drawings, and Ceramics

Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts—Sculpture, Drawings, Ceramics and Small Bronzes

Rensselaer County Council for the Arts; Troy, New York—Sculpture, Drawings, and Reliefs


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

Visual Images Gallery; Wellfleet, Massachusetts—Sculpture, Gouaches and Small Vertical Motifs


Shippee Gallery; New York City—Vertical Motif Series


Monumental Sculpture Commission: Large Vertical Motif, Hartford Public Library; Hartford, Connecticut

Juror, National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, for Sculpture

Albertus Magnus College; New Haven, Connecticut—Outdoor Sculpture and Wall Reliefs


Monumental Sculpture Commission: Griffon, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Station Plaza; Stamford, Connecticut—Outdoor Sculpture


Snite Museum of Art; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana—Sculpture, Maquettes and Gouaches. Exhibition travels to Indiana University Art Museum


Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington Indiana—Sculpture, Maquettes and Gouaches

Monumental Sculpture Commission: Three Graces, School of Business, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI

Welded Steel Sculpture with David Hayes, documentary film by Richard Byrnes


Neville-Sargent Gallery; Chicago, Illinois—Sculpture, Maquettes, Drawings and Installation Photographs

Monumental Sculpture Commission: Minotaur, Anderson Gallery; Buffalo, New York

PBS Broadcast of The Sculpture of David Hayes, documentary film by Richard Byrnes


Elected Regent, University of Hartford; Hartford, Conn

Gallerie Françoise; Baltimore, Maryland: David Hayes—Outdoor Sculpture


Appointed Board Member, New York Sculpture Guild

Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York—Screen Sculptures


Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York: A Survey of Screen Sculptures—Sculptures, Macquettes and Drawings.


Prudential Center; Boston, Mass—Screen Sculptures

Gulf Coast Art Center; Belleair, Florida—Screen Sculptures

The Pingry School; Martinsville, New Jersey—Sculpture, Drawings and Macquettes


100 Pearl Gallery; Hartford, Connecticut—Sculpture, Drawings and Maquettes

The Gallery, University of New Haven; West Haven, Connecticut—Sculpture and Paintings

Southern Vermont Art Center; Manchester, Vermont—Screen Sculptures

Orlando City Hall; Orlando, Florida—Screen Sculptures

Hines Building; Boston, Massachusetts—Five Screens

Hayes Modern Gallery; Naples, Florida—Sculptures, Drawings and Macquettes


Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School; Windsor, CT—Drawings, Maquettes, Reliefs, and Screen Sculptures

City of Stamford, Connecticut and Stamford Town Center—Stamford Sculpture Walk: 59 Sculptures in Stamford, Connecticut

Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, Connecticut—Drawings, Maquettes, Reliefs and Polychrome Sculptures

The Appleton Museum; Ocala, Florida—Vertical Motifs

Boca Raton Museum of Art; Boca Raton, Florida—Vertical Motifs, Drawings, Maquettes

Stamford Center for the Arts, Rich Forum; Stamford, Connecticut—David Hayes: Paintings, Acrylic Landscapes and Studies

Downtown Stamford and Stamford Town Center; Stamford, Connecticut—Sculpture in Stamford


Screen Sculpture Commission, Nicotra Group; Staten Island, New York

Colgate University; Hamilton, New York—Sculpture, Maquette Reliefs


Sculpture at Sasaki, Sasaki & Associates; Watertown, Mass

Fordham University Downtown; New York, New York— Circular Reliefs

David Hayes Steel Sculptures, Denise Bibro Fine Arts Inc.; New York, New York


Geary Design; Naples, Florida—Graham Nickson Paintings, David Hayes Sculpture

Hanging Sculpture Commission: Stalagtite, Nicotra Group; Staten Island, New York


Lyric Theater; Stuart, Florida - Outdoor Sculpture

Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut—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

Sculpture in the Park 2003, Rockland Center for The Arts; Nyack, New York

Selections from the von Liebig Art Center Collection; Naples, Florida

Small and Everlasting, ACA Galleries; New York, New York


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, NY

Small Sculptures and Drawings, Krasl Art Center; Saint Joseph, Michigan

Art Around Erie: sculpture installation in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania with the Erie Art Museum


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 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—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; New York, New York

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 via Garrison Art Center; Garrison, New York


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 the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky

Sculptures at the Westfield State University 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 Saint 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


Small Sculptures and Gouache Studies, Wiregrass Museum galleries; Dothan, Alabama

David Hayes Sculpture at the Jundt Art Museum; Spokane, Washington

Maquettes and Gouache Studies, Housatonic Museum of Art; Bridgeport, Connecticut

Sculpture at the Springfield Museums; Springfield, Massachusetts

Recent Small Sculptures at M+V Art Gallery; Miami, Florida

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, Wichita Falls Museum of Art; Wichita Falls, Texas

David Hayes Sculptures, Project Space Gallery, SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, New York

The Sculptor’s Eye: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Collection. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

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

Dallas Art Fair via Valley House Art Gallery; Dallas, Texas


Art Miami art fair with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery; Miami, Florida

Context art fair with M+V Fine Art Gallery; Miami, Florida

The Original Miami Beach Antiques Show; Miami Beach, Florida with Alpen Art & Antiques; Vail, Colorado

Small Vertical Motifs, Commenoz Gallery; Key Biscayne, Florida

Art Palm Beach fair with Alpen Art & Antiques; Vail, Colorado

Intersect Aspen with M+V Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

Straight from the Barn, Emmanoel Lavagnolli Fine Art Gallery; Wynwood, Miami, Florida

David Hayes Sculpture, Deland Museum of Art; Deland, 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

Art Southampton fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery; Bridgehampton, New York

David Hayes Sculpture. The Perfect Provenance; Greenwich, Connecticut

Small Sculpture, Arte Fundamental; Wynwood, Florida

David Hayes Sculpture, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art; Greenwhich, Connecticut

David Hayes Sculpture, Dubuque Museum of Art; Dubuque, Iowa

Modern Sculptors of Indiana, Eskanazi Art Museum, Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana


Art New York fair via ACA Galleries; New York, New York

Art Bites, Alessandro Berni Gallery; New York, New York

Totem Sculpture, Anita Shapolsky Gallery; New York, New York

Sabrina, Memphis Brooks Museum; Memphis, Tennessee

Sculpture in the City, City of Deland; Deland, Florida

Market Art & Design fair, Bridgehampton, New York, via Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton

Yager Art Museum: In a Modern Vein: Contemporary Art from the Yager Museum Collection; Oneonta, New York

Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, Massachusetts via Lawrence Fine Art

Wallace Hall Art and Antiques Exhibition, New York City, via Bradbury Art & Antiques and concurrenly with Garvey Rita Art and Antiques


Outdoor Sculpture in downtown Winter Park, Florida; City of Winter Park, Florida

Connecticut Spring Antique Show, Hartford Armory, via Garvey Rita Art and Antiques; West Hartford, Connecticut

Art Miami New York fair at Pier 94, New York City, via Long Sharp Gallery

David Hayes: Permanent Nature. The Ventana Series, Swope Art Museum; Terre Haute, Indiana (exhibition travels)

Market Art & Design fair, Bridgehampton, New York, via Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton

The Ventana Series, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum; Fort Smith, Arkansas (exhibition travels)

Sculpture in the Garden, Society of the Four Arts; Palm Beach, Florida

Father Daughter exhibition at the Old Shoddy Mill, curated by Richard White; Coventry Connecticut

Harleqin: monumental sculpture commission for Childrens Hospital Colorado; Aurora, Colorado


Art Palm Beach art fair, West Palm Beach, Florida, via the David Hayes Art Foundation

Wallace Hall Art and Antiques Exhibition, New York City, via Garvey Rita Art and Antiques

The Ventana Series, Muscatine Art Center; Muscatine, Iowa

Sculptural Adornments: David Hayes Jewelry, Georgia Museum of Art; Athens, Georgia (exhibition travels)

24 Sculptures in Gainesville Parks; Gainesville, Florida

Sculptural Adornments: David Hayes Jewelry. Fairfield University Art Museum; Fairfield, Connecticut

Five Large Sculptures in Muscatine, Iowa; Muscatine Art in Public Places Commission

Cygne, on public view at the 1000 Maine atrium, Washington DC


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 birthplace

Oracle, on view at 1 Light Street; Baltimore Maryland

Sculpture in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert 365; Northeast Harbor, Maine


David Hayes Outdoor Museum; Annapolis, Maryland

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Hayes sculpture on view via Garvey Rita Art and Antiques

Uncommon Ground IV, an exhibition of outdoor sculpture at Bridge Gardens curated by Cheryl Sokolow; Bridgehamton, New York

Sculpture on the Green; Branford, Connecticut

You’ve Gotta Have Art: Hour-long episode on the work and life of David Hayes airs on PBS nationwide through Legacy List with Matt Paxton


The Palm Beach Show, West Palm Beach, Florida with the Mark Hachem Gallery

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

Hamptons Fine Art Fair; Southampton, New York via Burgess Modern + Contemporary

David Hayes Art Foundation honored with a proclamation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly

Sculpture in Fort Pierce; Fort Pierce, Florida

Exodus, on view in downtown Tamarac, Florida

Sculpture at Art Miami; Miami, Florida via Burgess Modern + Contemporary


Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary; West Palm Beach, Florida via New River Fine Arts; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Palm Beach Show, West Palm Beach, Florida via Boccara Gallery, New York City

Landscape Gouache at the Laguna Art Museum; Laguna Beach, California

David Hayes | MAN OF STEEL: Selected Works from the Estate of David Hayes. Solo exhibition, Burgess Modern + Contemporary; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Circles and Elipses, New York, New York via Odetta Gallery

Sculpture Park Inaugural at St. Joseph University; West Hartford, Connecticut

15 Sculptures at the Busch Library; Annapolis, Maryland

Sculpture Field Photography at the Dye & Bleach House Gallery; Willington, Connecticut

Remarkable Works Exhibition, Greenwood Glassblowing Studio Gallery and School; Riverton, Connecticut

Selection of Relief Sculpture, Spirol Art Gallery at Quinebaug Valley Community College; Danielson, Connecticut