Megan Hays
Medium: Sculpture and Painting

Studio Location:
168 7th Street (2nd Floor)
Studio # 2F


Artist Bio:
Megan Hays is a Brooklyn-based contemporary artist known for subtle, pastel-tinted sculptures and paintings.
Raised in Baltimore, MD, she moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1997 to attend Pratt Institute on the prestigious National Talent Search Scholarship.
She has exhibited in the New York City area and nationally continuously since 1998 and currently maintains a studio practice in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn.

Artist Statement:
This body of work consists of dry, desiccated forms hinting at serene, detached geological forms, eccentric vessels and landscapes. The surfaces are matte, desaturated and pastel: devoid of oxygen or moisture like a desert, but glowing with pale, ethereal light.
The works explore themes of isolation, vulnerability and serenity: manifesting in awkward, unbalanced forms with soft surfaces and textures in subtle, ethereal pastel colors. The hushed and restricted palette pushes tints just to the edge of white but stay one step back, blushing in pinks and bruising into greys and purples.

All images and text copyright Megan Hays