Jim - Profile

Jim Hayden is a native New Yorker. Born and raised in Rockaway Beach, he was influenced since early childhood by nature, the ocean and the changing moods and textures of the beach.

His art education took him from The School of Visual Arts in New York to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts Degrees.

During his studies at Penn he coordinated audio-visual and mixed-media exhibits at the University American Indian Gallery, and taught printmaking and graphic design. After graduating, he taught printmaking at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

The next five years, Jim lived in Honolulu, where he worked as a media specialist at the University of Hawaii. Upon return to New York, he, along with his wife, established and successfully managed for many years a company providing graphic design, typesetting and commercial printing services, while also concentrating on fine arts.

His life-long experience of working in the printing field led to his choice of materials – he created fluid, metamorphic images on glass, using oil-based printing inks as his medium. Creating his own brushes, and using Sumi-i ink, he produced series of large, seemingly three-dimensional drawings on paper.

Over the years, Jim exhibited at many venues in the East Coast, among them The Pratt Center in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Surface Library Gallery in East Hampton, the Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett, Ashawagh Hall in Springs, Guild Hall in East Hampton, Long Island Museum in Stony Brook and the Levitas Cultural Center in Southampton. From June 2009 until May 2014, he served as the president of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, an organization serving and promoting over two hundred artist members.

After many years in New York, Jim has returned to Hawaii, where he currently resides on the island of Maui. He continues concentrating on art, producing images influenced by the varied and ever-changing textures and shapes found in nature.









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