Born in Washington, D.C., 1955

Lives and works in Portland, Oregon

Stephen Hayes has shown his work locally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon; Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, Washington; American Culture Center, Sapporo & Nagoya, Japan; and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

For YOU IN MIND, Hayes presents new work from In the Hour Before, a series of landscapes whose subject matter is pulled from recent public tragedies that have altered how we view our world. Using Google Maps to chart the space just before the event, Hayes’ paintings, with impressionistic coloring and gesture, carry opposing intimacy and distance. Hayes is represented locally by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.