Erin Hayden’s work has been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Castello di Rivoli and Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy; Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago; Chicago Artists Coalition; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois at Springfield; Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Aspect Ratio, Chicago; Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, Illinois; and Left Field, San Luis Obispo, California. She has been awarded residencies at Chicago Artists Coalition, Ragdale Foundation, and the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity. Her work has been featured in Frieze, Chicago Tribune, NewCity Art, and Lori Waxman’s 60-wrd-min art critic. Hayden received her MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and both her BFA in Painting and BA in Art Teacher Education from Illinois State University. The artist lives and works in Chicago.
Research Interests & Areas
Orcas and other deep-sea mammals, color theory, spirituality, thought forms, sustainability, storytelling, the elements, water buoyancy, outdoor swimming, astronomy, astrology, permaculture, and the spirit of tea.