NATHAN HAYDEN (United States, born 1977)




nathan@nathan-hayden.com






Dancing is integral to my work.  I dance one hour each day.  The dancing brings visions from which I synthesize my work.




Utilizing small pieces of thick paper torn into pocket-sized rectangles -- referred to as the cards -- I record my visions in the form of small ink drawings.  On the back of each one,  I write often-illogical expressions and statements that I hear or invent when encountering unfamiliar combinations of words that have great rhythm or elicit multiple meanings. These thoughts and snippets of conversation narrate the work and provide titles for my paintings and installations.  All of my work is built out of these images and writings.






EDUCATION




2009 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA




2001 BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH






SOLO EXHIBITIONS




2013   go innocent into the forest my children, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa  Barbara, CA    




2010 a beam of shadow a ray of light, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




            for the walking purpose, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA




2009 some are sweet and some are nasty, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA




2007 Manhattan Beach Project, The Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA




2005 A Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment, Gallery X, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY




2003 On the Bottom: An Excessively Touching Display of Attempts in Communication, Zephyr Gallery, 


            Louisville, KY






GROUP EXHIBITIONS




2013 Double Trouble Redux, Curated by Nancy Gifford, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA



Common Objects, Curated by Shane Tolbert, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX




Old Solar Rays: Pop-up Cult in Public Places, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 




2012 Portals, Curated by Carly Margolis, The Sacred Door, Venice, CA




Marine Salon No. 9, Curated by Claressinka Anderson and Yasmine Mohseni, Marine Salon, 


            Santa Monica, CA 




Hello Earth, Curated by Sophie Grant, The Loom, Brooklyn, NY




Open House, Curated by Miki Garcia, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA




2011 SBMOVES: Artist Videos on gas pump screens, Curated by Laurel Beckman, Santa Barbara, CA 




2010      Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA




2009 Backyard, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 




Dreamtigers, co-curated by Jane Callister and Miki Garcia, Contemporary Arts Forum, 


            Santa Barbara, CA




Miami University Department of Art 2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, curated by Lena Vigna, 


            Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH




2008 Twelve, Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ridley Tree Education Center, Santa Barbara, CA




Summer Guests, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




Do It To Death, Galery 1434, Santa Barbara, CA




Don’t Have Much but I Give it All to You, The Old Gym, Santa Barbara, CA




2006 Draw, Paper, Scissors, curated by Meg Linton, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA




Selected Drawings, The Quonset Hut, Louisville, KY




Portal, Adorno Studio, Louisville, KY




2003 Pushing the Box, The Water Tower, Louisville, KY






BIBLIOGRAPHY




2013   Donelan, Charles. “Two Times Four,” Santa Barbara Independent, January 30, 2013




  Deliso, Meredith. “Exploring 'Common Objects' at David Shelton Gallery,”   


              Houston Press, January 23, 2013




2012   Mohseni, Yasmine. “Beyond the White: Marine Salon No. 9,” Huffington Post:    


              Arts and Culture, July 30, 2012


   


  Rolnik, Daniel.  “An Exquisite Salon Exhibit and Marine Contemporary’s Top    


              Secret Headquarters,” Argot & Ochre, July 26, 2012




2010   Tuck, Geoff. “Notes on Looking,” Notes on Looking, Contemporary Art in Los   


              Angeles, March 25, 2010




2009 Woodard, Josef. “Eyeing Mastery,” Santa Barbara News-Press, July 3, 2009




Donelan, Charles. “Demand the Impossible,” Santa Barbara Independent, June 18, 2009




Gardner, Colin. “Nathan Hayden:  We Will All Be a Little Bit Special On the Inside,” 


            Exhibition Catalog: Dreamtigers, June 2009




Woodard, Josef. “Cobwebs of the Mind and Heart,” Santa Barbara News-Press


            February 6, 2009




            Marshall, Colin. “Tangled Webs,” Santa Barbara Independent, February 5, 2009




           Jeno, Heather. “some are sweet and some are nasty,” Atkinson Gallery Exhibition Essay


           January 2009




2007 Sharp, Julie. “Words and Drawings Express Artists Mind,” The Beach Reporter, December 2007



2006 Frank, Peter. “Draw, Paper, Scissors: Domestic Setting, Los Angeles,” Art On Paper


            September/October 2006




            Ollman, Leah. “What This Group Can Do With Paper,” The Los Angeles Times, June 2006




            Heilenman, Diane. “Identity Swap,” Courier Journal, January 2006




2005 Abbott, Alan. “Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment,” The Louisville Eccentric Observer, March 2005




            Hixson, Maiza. “Nathan Hayden: A Spectacle of Synthetic Enchantment,” Exhibition Catalog


            March 2005