HAYDEN, Nathan

Creator

HAYDEN, NATHAN
b. United States,1977
Nathan Hayden is an American artist from West Virginia who began his art career as a child, drawing and carving the outdoors that surrounded him. He earned a BFA from Miami University in 2001, and in 2009 earned an MFA from UC Santa Barbara. His childhood experiences of woodcarving, as well as early interests in biology and engineering are present in his multi-media works which portray landscapes superimposed with organic psychedelic patterns. Hayden’s pieces are surrealist in nature, and his more recent works are minimalist depictions of alien worlds that are inspired by the American southwest. He constructs new environments which have been likened to Dr. Seuss and Grimm Fairy Tales because of the elements of cartoon and mythology displayed therein. While Hayden currently works and resides in Santa Barbara, his art has been on display in the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, the David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and numerous galleries and museums throughout Southern California.

Citation

HAYDEN, NATHAN, b. United States,1977, and Nathan Hayden is an American artist from West Virginia who began his art career as a child, drawing and carving the outdoors that surrounded him. He earned a BFA from Miami University in 2001, and in 2009 earned an MFA from UC Santa Barbara. His childhood experiences of woodcarving, as well as early interests in biology and engineering are present in his multi-media works which portray landscapes superimposed with organic psychedelic patterns. Hayden’s pieces are surrealist in nature, and his more recent works are minimalist depictions of alien worlds that are inspired by the American southwest. He constructs new environments which have been likened to Dr. Seuss and Grimm Fairy Tales because of the elements of cartoon and mythology displayed therein. While Hayden currently works and resides in Santa Barbara, his art has been on display in the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, the David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and numerous galleries and museums throughout Southern California., “HAYDEN, Nathan,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4696.