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

2015
Interstate, Christine Park Gallery, London.
2011
Screen as Landscape, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University.
2009
Failing Light, Zürcher Studio, New York.
2007
Across the Water, The Nunnery, London.
Deliverance, Void Gallery, Derry.
2006
Impressions of Colorado, Manchester Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.
Twilight in the Wilderness, Platform, London.
2004
Colorado Pioneers, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France.
2002
Colorado, Entwistle Gallery, London.
2001
Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg, Germany.
2000
Entwistle Gallery, London.
Project (No.2), slide installation, CSKX, London.
1999
Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France.
1998
30 Underwood Street, London.
1996
Laure Genillard Gallery, London.
1992
Flock, Alternative Art Gallery, Soho, London.
1991
Silent Partner, The Coffee Shak, Lewisham, London.
Abandon, The Arched Space, Clapham, London.

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Arborealsists, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington.
Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contmeporary, Margate.
A Lot of Things Have Happened, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada.
2015
Winterreise, 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.
2014
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.
2013

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.
2012
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.
2011
Like Paint, with Peter Klare, LoBe, Berlin.
2010
Super Natural, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
A Bright and Guilty Place, Payne Shurvell Gallery, London.
2009
Parallel Lines, with Marie Søndergaard Lolk & Allan Otte, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen.
Compendium, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
2008
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.
2007
In Monet’s Garden – The Lure of Giverny, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio,
USA; Musée Marmottan, Paris.
Still-Life, Still, T1+2 Gallery, London.
2006
Wandering Star, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, S. Korea.
2005
Panorama de la peinture, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France.
2004
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.
2003
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.
2002
Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA.
Unscene, Gasworks Gallery, Vauxhall, London.
Land.escape, VTO, London, UK.
View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol.
2001
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.
2000
Serial Killers, Platform, London.
Cereal Killers, Chris Cutts Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Fakescape, Mellow Birds, London.
1999
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.
1998
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.
1997
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.
1996
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.
1995
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.
1994
Miniatures, The Agency, Shoreditch, London.

Collections

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

Awards, Prizes & Residencies

2004
Residency in Kunming, China, supported by the Triangle Arts Trust and
the Arts Council of England.
1997
Winner of the 20th John Moores Liverpool exhibition.
London Arts Board award to individual artists.
Studio exchange, In and out of touch, Budapest.

Publications

2015
Painting Now. Suzanne Hudson (Thames and Hudson).
2013
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.)
2010
Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective. Paul Coldwell (Black Dog Publishing).
2009
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.
2008
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
, exhibition catalogue.
End Game – British Art from the Chaney Family Collection, exhibition catalogue.
2007
In Monet’s Garden – the Lure of Giverny, exhibition catalogue.
2006
Impressions of Colorado, exhibition catalogue, Southampton City Art Gallery.
Essay by Richard Dyer and interview with Ben Tufnell.
2004
Forest, exhibition catalogue, Wolverhampton City Gallery.
Speaking & Listening 3, Sheffield Hallam University / Site Gallery.
2003
Post-Digital painting, exhibition catalogue, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA.
Vitamin P, Phaidon Press.
2002
Shimmering Substance/View Finder, exhibition catalogue, Arnolfini,
Bristol.
2001
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.
2000
Dan Hays, catalogue, Entwistle, London.
1999
Un Ecran, Le Tableau, exhibition catalogue.
Dan Hays, exhibition catalogue, Gallerie Zurcher, Paris.
1998
Soon catalogue, London.
New Neurotic Realism, published by the Saatchi Gallery.
1997
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

2015
Review of John Timberlake’s We Are History at Beaconsfield. The Journal of Contmporary Painting (Issue 2).
2014

Painting and Cinema - two short texts for The Journal of Contmporary Painting (Issue 1).
2012
Screen as Landscape, PhD dissertation and documentation, Kingston University.
2010
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.
2008
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.
2007
Painting in the Light of Digital Reproduction, Culture Machine, vol. 9
2006
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)

1998
Michael Archer. Dan Hays, 30 Underwood Street Gallery. Artforum, October 1998, pp. 135-6.
2008
Marc Hulson. Far Away So Close: Marc Hulson Discusses Dan Hays’ Work. Turps Banana, issue 5, pp. 54-59.
2012
Graham Coulter-Smith. Alien Nature: Dan Hays' Landscapes. artintelligence.net

Teaching, talks, symposia, academia

2002–04
Visiting tutor: MA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College and MA Painting, Royal College of Art.
2013-14
Visiting tutor: BA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, London,
Part-time lecturer: BA Fine Art and Art History, Goldsmiths College, London.
2007-now
Associate lecturer: BA Fine Art, Central St. Martins College, London.

1999-now
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.

2004
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.
2006
Painting Photographs/Photographing Paintings. Conference at Derby College of Art and Design. Invited speaker.
2008-12
PhD at the Centre for Useless Splendour, Kingston University.
2008-09
Artist case study, FADE – Fine Art Digital Environment, University of
the Arts, London.
2009
External examiner for the course validation of MA Painting at the Royal College of Art.
2010
Present Technology. Two-day symposium at the Contemporary Art Research Centre, Kingston University. Co-organised with Emma Hart.
2013
Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities. Symposium at Tate Britain. Invited speaker.
2014
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.
2015
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.