Dan Hays

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1966 Born in London.
1987-90 BA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, London.
2008-12 PhD in Fine Art, Kingston University.
Lives and works in London.

Solo Exhibitions

The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth Garden City.
Interstate, Christine Park Gallery, London.
Screen as Landscape, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University.
Failing Light, Zürcher Studio, New York.
Across the Water, The Nunnery, London.
Deliverance, Void Gallery, Derry.
Impressions of Colorado, Manchester Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.
Twilight in the Wilderness, Platform, London.
Colorado Pioneers, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France.
Colorado, Entwistle Gallery, London.
Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg, Germany.
Entwistle Gallery, London.
Project (No.2), slide installation, CSKX, London.
Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France.
30 Underwood Street, London.
Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
Flock, Alternative Art Gallery, Soho, London.
Silent Partner, The Coffee Shak, Lewisham, London.
Abandon, The Arched Space, Clapham, London.

Group Exhibitions

Painting, Drawing and the Digital, syposium and exhibition, Northampton
The Kennington Residency, London.
The Arborealsists
, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington.
Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contmeporary, Margate.
A Lot of Things Have Happened, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada.
Borderlands, Albus 3 Arts, Northampton.
, Christine Park Gallery, London.
Immediacy of Paint: The Role of painting in the Digital Age. Symposium and group exhibition, Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich.
The Places We Go, APT Gallery, London.
Arboretum: The Art of Trees; the Arborealists and other Artists, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
/seconds, Sharja Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates.
Enclosure, Danielle Arnaud, London.
Painting the Pixel, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Ghost on the Wire, Bermondsey Project Space, London.
Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees, Gerald Moore Gallery, London.
(detail), H-Project Space, Bangkok, Thailand. Touring to Transition Gallery, London and Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
Romantic Possibilities in Modern Flats, Exhibition 17, Glasgow Open House Art Festival.

A Machine Aesthetic, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees, St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington.
Digital Sensation, Baltic 39, Newcastle.
Summer Saloon Show, Lion & Lamb, London.
Viewfinder, Tim Sheward Projects, London.
Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland.
Dirty Pop, & Model, Leeds.
Witnessing the Wilderness, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon Art College.
Film in Space, Camden Arts Centre, London.
Untitled Repetition, curated by Fieldgate, Angus Hughes Gallery, London.
Ha Ha - What Does This Represent? Standpoint Gallery, London.
Techno Nature, Zürcher Studio, New York.
Viewfinder, Carter Presents, London.
Minderwertig Gemälde, Galeria Cadaqés, Spain.
Like Paint, with Peter Klare, LoBe, Berlin.
Super Natural, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
A Bright and Guilty Place, Payne Shurvell Gallery, London.
Parallel Lines, with Marie Søndergaard Lolk & Allan Otte, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen.
Compendium, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Personalised Surface: work in progress, Camberwell College of Art Gallery, London
Close to the Surface: Digital Presence, ICA, London.
Embedded, Gimpel Fils, London.
Garden of the Sleep of Love, Five Years, London.
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen.
End Game — British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.
In Monet’s Garden – The Lure of Giverny, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio,
USA; Musée Marmottan, Paris.
Still-Life, Still, T1+2 Gallery, London.
Wandering Star, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea.
Panorama de la peinture, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France.
Kunming Residents, with Diego Ferrari, Up River Loft, Kunming, China.
Forest, Wolverhampton City Gallery, UK.
Open Range, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York, USA.
Blow Up, St. Pauls Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
Primary Colours, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK.
The Human Zoo, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
Portal, Studio J, Osaka, Japan.
Yes! I am a long way from home, The Nunnery, London; Kent institute of
Art and Design, touring to other UK venues.
Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain, Andrea Rosen, New York.
Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA.
Unscene, Gasworks Gallery, Vauxhall, London.
Land.escape, VTO, London, UK.
View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol.
Multiplication, British Council exhibition, touring to National Museum
of Art, Bucharest, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, Awagarda Gallery, Warsaw, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague.
Happy The World So Made, The Nunnery, London.
Uber die Zersetzung der fotografie, NGBK, Berlin, Germany.
The End Is Nigh, CSKX, London.
Quotidien Aide (Les Locataires), Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts De
Tours, Tours, France.
Multiple Store travelling exhibition, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Hampshire, and The Whitechapel Gallery, London, etc.
Patterns - Between Object and the Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandt Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark.
Light Box project, Hoxton Boutique, London.
The Difference Between You And Us, Five Years, London.
Tradition and Innovation, City Art Gallery, York.
Serial Killers, Platform, London.
Cereal Killers, Chris Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Fakescape, Mellow Birds, London.
Untitled Painting Show, Lux Gallery, London.
Painting Lab, Entwistle Gallery, London.
Un Ecran, Le Tableau, Centre D’Art Contemporain, Parc Saint Leger,
Pougues-les-Eaux, France.
Welcome, Ex Manifattura, tabacchi, Citta S.Angelo, Pescare, Italy
Ark, The Travelling Gallery, City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
Enough, The Tannery, London.
Soon, Het Consortium, Amsterdam, Holland.
Puppylove, Ikon Touring, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Kettle Blue, Gallerie Beaumont, Luxembourg.
Dimension Jump, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Close up on pattern, Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
Dumbpop, Jerwood Gallery, London.
Mystral, Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
False Impressions, The British School at Rome, Italy.
Mellow Birds, The Bean Cafe, Shoreditch, London.
Visitor, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent.
Enough, Duende, Rotterdam, Holland.
20th John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Ace!, Arts Council Collection new purchases, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, Hayward Gallery, London, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, etc.
Fifty Quid, Derbyshire Street Studios, London.
Soon, 30 Underwood Street, london.
Damien Duffy, Dan Hays, Curtain Road Arts, London.
Alternative Art Market, Spitalfields, London.
220volt Message, Hooghuis, Arnhem, Holland.
Multiple Orgasm, Lost In Space, Stockwell, London.
Melange D’Aout, Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
Sick, 152c Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London.
Ventilation, with Greg Lewis, Powis Terrace, Notting Hill, London.
Blind Field, Coventry Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
Miniatures, The Agency, Shoreditch, London.


Tate Gallery
Arts Council Collection
Southampton City Gallery
Walker Art Gallery
Saatchi Collection
Frac Île-de-France

Awards, Prizes & Residencies

Residency in Kunming, China, supported by the Triangle Arts Trust and
the Arts Council of England.
Winner of the 20th John Moores Liverpool exhibition.
London Arts Board award to individual artists.
Studio exchange, In and out of touch, Budapest.


Painting Now. Suzanne Hudson (Thames and Hudson).
After Modernist Painting: The History of a Contemporary Practice. Craig Staff (I.B. Taurus).
Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson (Sansom & Co.)
Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective. Paul Coldwell (Black Dog Publishing).
Failing Light, exhibition catalogue with text by Bernard Zürcher
The Personalised Surface: New Approaches to Digital Printmaking. Papers presented for a symposium at the Victoria and Albert Museum. FADE: Fine Art Digital Environment, UAL.
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
, exhibition catalogue.
End Game – British Art from the Chaney Family Collection, exhibition catalogue.
In Monet’s Garden – the Lure of Giverny, exhibition catalogue.
Impressions of Colorado, exhibition catalogue, Southampton City Art Gallery.
Essay by Richard Dyer and interview with Ben Tufnell.
Forest, exhibition catalogue, Wolverhampton City Gallery.
Speaking & Listening 3, Sheffield Hallam University / Site Gallery.
Post-Digital painting, exhibition catalogue, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA.
Vitamin P, Phaidon Press.
Shimmering Substance/View Finder, exhibition catalogue, Arnolfini,
Dan Hays, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany, exhibition catalogue.
Ex Machina, Uber die Zersetzung der fotografie, NGBK, Berlin.
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts
Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark.
Dan Hays, catalogue, Entwistle, London.
Un Ecran, Le Tableau, exhibition catalogue.
Dan Hays, exhibition catalogue, Gallerie Zurcher, Paris.
Soon catalogue, London.
New Neurotic Realism, published by the Saatchi Gallery.
False Impressions catalogue, published by The British School at Rome.
Visitor brochure, published by Staffordshire University.
John Moores Catalogue, published by the Walker Art Gallery.

Published Writing

Review of John Timberlake’s We Are History at Beaconsfield. The Journal of Contmporary Painting (Issue 2).

Painting and Cinema - two short texts for The Journal of Contmporary Painting (Issue 1).
Screen as Landscape, PhD dissertation and documentation, Kingston University.
Catalogue essay for Allan Otte, Efterbilleder (After-images), solo exhibition at gl Holtegaard, Denmark.
Text and images in Apparatur 20, Denmark, with introduction by June Maestri Ditlevsen.
Roderick Harris: From the Corner of the Living Room by Dan Hays, Turps Banana, issue 5, pp. 48-53.
Reassurance of Atmospherics, Journal of the New Media Caucus, vol. 4
Across the Water, /Seconds, issue 9.
Painting in the Light of Digital Reproduction, Culture Machine, vol. 9
Dan Hays on Joseph Wright of Derby’s Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View
over the Islands in the Bay of Naples
, Tate Etc. Issue 8. (www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue8/microtate.htm)

Reviews and features (selected)

Michael Archer. Dan Hays, 30 Underwood Street Gallery. Artforum, October 1998, pp. 135-6.
Marc Hulson. Far Away So Close: Marc Hulson Discusses Dan Hays’ Work. Turps Banana, issue 5, pp. 54-59.
Graham Coulter-Smith. Alien Nature: Dan Hays' Landscapes. artintelligence.net

Teaching, talks, symposia, academia

Visiting tutor: MA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College and MA Painting, Royal College of Art.
Visiting tutor: BA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, London,
Part-time lecturer: BA Fine Art and Art History, Goldsmiths College, London.
Associate lecturer: BA Fine Art, Central St. Martins College, London.

Slide talks at the following art colleges: Coventry, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Wimbledon, Hull, Winchester, Metropolitain, Guildhall, Byam Shaw, City and Guilds, Lincoln, Bournemouth, Cheltenham, Middlesex, Leeds, Camberwell, Canterbury, Westminster, Northampton, DMU Leicester, Norwich, Nottingham, University Campus Suffolk, Royal College of Art, Royal Danish Academy of Art.

Lecture tour: Yunnan Art College, Kunming, Chengdu Art College and Chongqing Art College, Sichuan, China.
Speaking & Listening 3, Lecture at Sheffield Hallam University.
Painting In The Digital Age, lecture as invited speaker at the Pixelraiders symposium, Sheffield Hallam University.
Painting Photographs/Photographing Paintings. Conference at Derby College of Art and Design. Invited speaker.
PhD at the Centre for Useless Splendour, Kingston University.
Artist case study, FADE – Fine Art Digital Environment, University of
the Arts, London.
External examiner for the course validation of MA Painting at the Royal College of Art.
Present Technology. Two-day symposium at the Contemporary Art Research Centre, Kingston University. Co-organised with Emma Hart.
Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities. Symposium at Tate Britain. Invited speaker.
Dialogues: Place, space and negotiated territories. Symposium at Norwich University of the Arts. Invited speaker.
Painting and Cinema. Speaker at the launch event for the Journal of Contemporary Painting, ICA, London.
PhD examiner, Printmaking, Royal College of Art.
PhD examiner, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Immediacy of Paint: The Role of painting in the Digital Age. Symposium hosted by UCS (University Campus Suffolk.