Nathan Hayden

Nathan Hayden received his BFA from Miami University (OH) in 2001 and his MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2009.

Spending the first eight years of his life living with his family in a log cabin built by his father in rural West Virginia, Hayden began his early exploration of drawing and woodcarving and developed an interest in the naturally occurring forms and patterns he encountered while playing in the woods. Influenced by these childhood experiences, he employs multiple mediums including painting on industrial felt as well as installations that incorporate spun wool, drawing, text and dance. 

Hayden has exhibited nationally, including exhibitions at the Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Sam Lee Gallery, Domestic Setting and the Marin Salon; and site-specific installations at the Loom, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Atkinson Gallery, Manhattan Beach Art Center and Hite Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

Nathan Hayden, there's something in my jam and it says flavors, 2010, ink and pigment on felt