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Currently: Assistant professor of art, Oregon State University, Corvallis; instructor at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland; and graduate student mentor for the Vermont College of Fine Arts
Background: Hayes received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and has been exhibiting for nearly 30 years in solo and group exhibitions across America, in the Middle East and Japan. A nominee of the 2010 Contemporary NW Arts Awards by the Portland Art Museum, his work is regularly featured in the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. In addition to teaching and the practice of art, Hayes is actively engaged in the Oregon arts community, serving on advisory panels, curatorial committees and as a visiting artist and juror. His work is held by private, corporate and public collections, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the New York Public Library, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Microsoft Corporation, the Portland Art Museum and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.