Temporary installation in Columbus, GA over the Chatahoochee River. This was up for two weeks.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

I am interested in making large scale temporary public artworks that enhance the beauty of any given situation. Whether it is a beaten down nook in a downtown neighborhood, or a gorgeous landscape. The materials I use are various outdoor fabrics that have a lifespan of 2 weeks, and up to 2 years depending on the weather and site. These materials react with the weather, wind and sun, in an unpredictable and often enlightening way.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Rachel Hayes received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Fiber and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting. She has attended the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in Brooklyn, NY, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in Roswell, NM, the Sculpture Space Residency, in Utica, NY, and the Art Omi, International Artists’ Residency, Omi, NY. Hayes is the recipient of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in Sculpture, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Sculpture, and a Charlotte Street Fund Award.

She has shown her work at the Sculpture Center – NY, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art – KS, Roswell Museum of Art – NM, Indianapolis Museum of Art – IN, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site – NH, and in Lower Manhattan NYC with BravinLee Programs. Hayes completed a large outdoor commissions for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District in Rosslyn, VA near Washington D.C. , and for Artsbeat in Columbus, GA.

Rachel is currently living in Roswell, New Mexico with her husband Eric Sall and two children Wyatt and Shea, where she is currently a resident at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in NM.

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