Friday, November 15, 2019

Gregory Hayes at SCAPE Gallery, California

Newport Beach, CA - Ruminate expands upon and contextualizes the visual sphere of current neurological research which indicates that the proliferation of the internet in our daily lives has produced a culture that values perfunctory thought and self-adulation. The exhibit demonstrates that through the abandonment of the superfluous and with heightened focus on  materiality,  craftsmanship,  and process, Neo-Minimalist art can provide an alternative to this superficiality by encouraging viewers to look inward and think deeply. It is hoped that Ruminate will raise awareness and start a discussion about the consequences of our digital life, while also highlighting the exquisite practices of some of the finest artists from the contemporary Neo-Minimalist movement.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Maybaum Gallery presents: Gregory Hayes "While Shedding Shadows"

Maybaum Gallery presents:

"While Shedding Shadows"
Gregory Hayes

Sep 5th – Oct 22nd

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sep. 5th, 5:30pm -7:30pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 5:30 -7:30pm

49 Geary St #416, San Francisco, CA 94108

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Gregory Hayes in ACS Magazine

A short write-up about my artwork in Chicago based ACS Magazine's Sept/Oct 2019 issue.

Full issue here:

Monday, August 5, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

BLANK SPACE presents: Gregory Hayes | Hyun Sook Jeong

BLANK SPACE presents:

Gregory Hayes | Hyun Sook Jeong
‘Elemental Abstractions’

Jul 24 - Sep 15 2019

Opening: Wednesday, July 24th 6-8pm
30 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Friday, June 7, 2019

MCA Denver, 'Nth Dimension'

Gregory Hayes, 'Primary Array #57", 2018, acrylic on board, 20x20in | 50x50cm

I am happy and honored to be a part of this!

Clark Richert 'in hyperspace' celebrates the work of one of Colorado’s most important artists. MCA Denver’s major retrospective exhibition presents the breadth of Richert’s oeuvre while highlighting the specific aesthetic and philosophical questions that have informed it for more than fifty years.
A complementary exhibition at MCA Denver, 'Nth Dimension', demonstrates Richert’s impact on a younger generation of artists. The artists included in this exhibition who claim Richert as an influence include Joseph Coniff, GREGORY HAYES, Jason Hoelscher, Matthew Larson, Karen McClanahan, Kate Nickel, Bruce Price, and Zach Reini. Evidence of Richert’s style, methods, and, above all, concern with dimensionality can be identified in the works on view here.
Clark Richert 'in hyperspace' and 'The Nth Dimension' open at MCA Denver on June 7, 2019 and run through September 1, 2019. Both exhibitions are curated by Zoe Larkins, Assistant Curator.

Monday, April 8, 2019 | Interview with Gregory Hayes

Gregory Hayes

"Questions & Answers"

Our editor Yasemin Vargi had an inspirational interview with Brooklyn based artist Gregory Hayes about his art practice and recent exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery. [read more]

Brooklyn based artist Gregory Hayes’s (b.1980) paintings immediately capture the viewer’s attention through its meticulous composition, choice of color and organization. Every drip is filled with an array of color that allows paintings to transform themselves into an optical delight. In addition to painting, Hayes often channels his creativity through poetry. For him, painting and poetry are complementary and the viewer can feel that profound connection. The artist’s mathematically- inspired grids create a unique visual language that not only soothe the eye but also the soul. We had an inspiring chat with Gregory about his art practice and his recent exhibition “From Faded Fragments” at Nancy Margolis Gallery. [read more]

Yasemin Vargi: Most of your drip paintings are carefully organized and have exactness to them, can you talk about this aspect in regards to your work process?

G.H: My current exhibition ‘From Faded Fragments’ on show at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in NYC until April 13, displays paintings from my ‘Color Array’ series that are based off the Archimedean spiral and attain a certain amount of exactness. The paintings are built from dripping sequential quarter inch drips of paint starting from the center of the canvas and working outwards. To guide my path, I hand drawn a graphite grid, and move around the canvas dripping in one cell at a time in a counter clockwise spiral. When you look closely the individual drips in each painting appear as convex swirling jewels, but when looked at from a distance the paintings appear as variations of patterned concentric rectangles. I achieve this by dripping several colors at a time, and adding new colors on top of the previous in the tool I use to distribute the acrylic over the canvas. Because of this method I get color sequences, some planned and some unplanned, that fade in and out as the dotted lines move across the painting... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019

Gregory Hayes at Nancy Margolis Gallery, NYC

Gregory Hayes
From faded fragments

Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 West 25th, New York
February 28th - April 13th 2019

Opening Reception:
Thursday February 28th, 6-8

From faded fragments

Following the successive rhythm
of reaching distant dreams
in order to escape the shadows
of reconstructed landscapes
from faded fragments
pieced together with idealized
fortune or demise

This seemingly secure
as a way to define
the endless incline
as a way to deny
the gentle breeze
that kisses and caresses
thinning the cloud
to open the view
to the world behind the minds eye

Stepping past the perpetual promises
of imaginary moments
letting loose the grip
of the painted images and paper tigers

Breathe a breath
with no desires


© 2018 Gregory Hayes

ArteFiera 2019 | Ncontemporary

ArteFiera 2019

February 1st - 4th, Bologna, Italy ️
Pavilion 25 - Booth B66

Ncontemporary will be participating again this year at Artefiera Bologna, presenting works by:

Gregory Hayes
Ruben Brulat
Cristiano Tassinari

Untitled (RYBV), acrylic on canvas, 2016, 60 x 60in | 152 x 152cm

ArteFiera / Bologna / Italy 🇮🇹️ / Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea

ArteFiera / Bologna / Italy
February 1st - 4th, 2019
Pavilion 25, booth A79

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea presents:

Also: Simone Cametti, Sabrina Casadei, Guglielmo Castelli, Antonello Viola.

  Gregory Hayes, "3rd Amalgamation", acrylic on paper, 2017, 14 x 16in | 35 x 40cm

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Conversation With Gregory Hayes

by Alice Zucca
"Perfection is everywhere. Its limits come from the perception of the thinker."
Click Here > Read The Magazine

AZ: How much is planned and how much is left to freedom and to the flow of inspiration in your compositions? Can you talk about the technique you use and how you prepare the base for your works?

GH: I do plan in the way I make art, but within the structures I create I leave room for possibilities. In my work I strive for exactness, but perhaps it is paradoxical that in striving for perfection—and never reaching it—it is there that you actually find it. But perfection starts to look different. For me this is a key element in my artwork. It is the imperfect that becomes unique, the flaws that become interesting, the randomness that leads to new ideas. Perfection as an ideal is a limited perspective, but very ingrained in us all—very powerful. So to widen, or change, its hold on our ideas it could allow us to use this power to see more of the beauty that is around us everyday. Perfection is everywhere. Its limits come from the perception of the thinker. For me perfection is allowing each mark I make to reveal itself in that moment.  I have a pretty good idea of what I’d like things to look like, but I let it be open, to bend or flow as it needs to. Being ok with that—the boundary between control and lack of control—is what I’d consider perfect.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Color Field Painters: Jeff Depner | Gregory Hayes | John Platt

Nancy Margolis Gallery Presents:



Color Field Painters:

Jeff Depner | Gregory Hayes | John Platt

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce its summer group exhibition, featuring three color field painters from the gallery's stable of artists: Jeff Depner, Gregory Hayes, and John Platt. Each of these artists has earned a reputation for his nonrepresentational paintings in which color and form become the subject of the compositions. The gallery is excited to bring these three artists together for the first time to showcase their differing interpretations of color field painting.
The exhibition will be on view from June 28th to September 8th, 2018, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 28th, from 6pm to 8pm.

Opening Reception: June 28, 6-8pm

June 28 - September 8, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Gregory Hayes | The bird is the wind.

Untitled (RYPgO)--(Ghost), acrylic on canvas, 2018, 60x60in | 152x152cm

The bird is the wind.

Gregory Hayes | May 3rd, 2018

Galerie Deux6, Paris

When we think we are separate from that which enables us to soar...
We create our own cage. We cannot forget... The bird is the wind

Galerie Deux6
66, avenue de la Bourdonnais
75007 – Paris
+33 1 83 89 21 39

Saturday, January 13, 2018


California State University, Fullerton and the Nicholas and Lee Begovich gallery are proud to present Ruminate, an exhibition featuring the work of Anna Bogatin, Joseph Cohen, Gregory Hayes, and Hadi Tabatabai. Curated by Laura Black & Selena Robles.

Gregory Hayes, Untitled (UR), acrylic on canvas, 2014, 60 x 60in | 152 x 152cm



Anne CanfieldGregory HayesAubrey LevinthalMelodie Provenzano

january 11 – february 10, 2018

Reception: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6 – 8 PM

  Gregory Hayes, 1st Ribbons, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 63 inches

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ArtVerona - Italy

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Rome, in conjunction with Ncontemporary, Milan,   presents:

A solo booth of selected works by Gregory Hayes at ArtVerona in Verona, Italy. October 13-16,   2017.

2nd Amalgamation, acrylic on paper, 2017, 20 x 23in | 50 x 58cm

Thursday, April 20, 2017

YIA Art Fair - Brussels

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea

Booth 23

Square Meeting Centre

Gregorio Botta
Simone Cametti
Guglielmo Castelli
Gregory Hayes
Gioacchino Pontrelli
Enrico Tealdi
Antonello Viola

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arte Fiera | Bologna

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea è lieta di segnalare la propria partecipazione a:

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea is glad to announce its participation in:


Arte Fiera

Bologna, Italy

  27 - 30  gennaio 2017
January 27th - 30th 2017

Padiglione 25, Stand A75

Gregorio Botta
Simone Cametti
Guglielmo Castelli

Gregory Hayes
Enrico Tealdi
Antonello Viola


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gregory Hayes | I am the sun.

Gregory Hayes
I am the sun.
November 17th 2016 - January 28th 2017

“If we think of ourselves as different from the world around us — or rather separate from the order of things — we have forgotten the vastness that we are all a part of. Each piece of who and what we are matters and makes up the larger whole of the space and reality we are in. What we are is everything. And everything is in us. Just as I am my own breath I am the sun.”

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea
Via di Capo le Case, 4 
00187 Roma, Italy

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Young International Artists

Keren Benbenisty
Guglielmo Castelli 

Gregory Hayes
Gioacchino Pontrelli
Enrico Tealdi
Antonello Viola

20 - 23 ottobre 2016
October 20 - 23 2016

Booths 18 | 19

Le Carreau du Temple
4 Rue Eugène Spuller 75003

Friday, February 12, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015

Ncontemporary "Garage Sale"

DETAIL: Gregory Hayes, Untitled (C), 2015, acrylic on paper, 12 x 12in | 30.5 X 30.5cm
Ncontemporary Garage Sale
12 December
Join us for a pre-holidays afternoon at Ncontemporary project space. We will be showing special editions, works on paper and catalogues from a selection of artists.
Jonny Briggs
Ruben Brulat
Gregory Hayes
Josefina Nelimarkka
Nadir Valente
Daniele Galliano
Patrick Tuttofuoco

We will also be hosting a selection of catalogues and art books from our friends at Automatic Books

Ncontemporary Project Garage
Gate Mews, Sw7

Friday, October 30, 2015

Ncontemporary @ The Others | Art Fair Turin, Italy

       Gregory Hayes, Mergence (Black), acrylic on linen, 45 X 45cm, 2015 

Ncontemporary @
The Others | Art Fair
5-8 November 

OPENING: 5 November 
from 21.00

Carcere Le Nuove
Via Borsellino 3
Torino, Italia

Works by:

Zehra Arslan
Gregory Hayes
Erez Solo Rimon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Miami Projects

Nancy Margolis Gallery Presents: Gregory Hayes at Miami Projects / Booth #411

Friday, August 1, 2014

White | Blank @ Nancy Margolis gallery

"From the Land of Everywhere"

VICTORI CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present "From the Land of Everywhere", a group exhibition in collaboration with Birnam Wood / Galleries featuring the work of Miriam Cabessa, Myles Bennett, Clark Goolsby, Langdon Graves, Victor Victori, Shay Kun, Felix R. Cid, Léo Caillard, Joe Nanashe, Peter Lapsley, Gregory Hayes, Joel Voisard, Frank Zadlo, Julian Lorber, and Ryan Jennings Clark.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gregory Hayes @ (e)merge Art Fair



Unknown Landscapes
October 3 - 6, 2013
(e)merge art fair
Washington D.C.

Unknown Landscapes is a curated group exhibition showcasing an exceptional mix of fresh work by Léo Caillard, Nicholas Forker & Virginia Wagner focusing on spaces and places, from the subconscious and imaginative, to the non-existent and mythical, to the surreal and unreal.  Debuting at the (e)merge art fair in Washington D.C. from October 3-6, 2013Unknown Landscapes is a multi-media exploration through landscapes and worlds only discovered in the minds of a few emerging yet startlingly innovative young visionaries.  Unknown Landscapes will take you through the alternative painterly worlds and their constructs seen through glass menageries with Wagner, to the layered and re-layered monochrome collage work exploring the thin line between nature's tertiary tangibility and the contrasting subconscious imagination of man with Forker, to the recreation of distinct and known realities into impossible scenarios and settings with Caillard.

Works to also be exhibited and available by Gregory Hayes, Michael Miller, Miriam Cabessa, Peter Lapsley and Ted VanCleave.

Join us next month in one of the country's fastest emerging art scenes to party, peruse, drink, discover, and enjoy performances, installations and emerging talents from around the world.

(e)merge art fair
October 3 - 6, 2013
Opening Preview & Party: Thurs Oct 3, 7-11pm
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 "I" Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024

For further questions about the fair, exhibition or artists, please contact our exhibitions coordinator at or visit

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gregory Hayes @ ARTMIX

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Annual Art Auction
Friday, September 20

More info: Here

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Homward Bound: Wassaic Summer Festival 2013

Gregory Hayes, Amalgamation Series, 2013

Homeward Found, the Wassaic Project’s sixth annual summer exhibition, refers to a passage, a personal quest, and a seeking of home.  The Wassaic Project invites viewers to climb the seven stories of the Maxon Mills grain elevator once again and explore the work of over eighty emerging artists, half of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency alumni… read all.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gregory Hayes @ Scope Basel 2013

  Gregory Hayes, Amalgamation Series, acrylic on board, 30 x 30 inches each, 2013