BS 2017 and BFA 2017, Oxford Campus
Art Education, Studio Art (Painting) and
Art and Architecture History

They Roll their Own Dice: A, 2020
Acrylic, ink and pastel on canvas
56 x 32 inches

They Roll their Own Dice: A, 2020

Brief Biography

Tara Hayes is a fine artist who works primarily in painting and 2D media. She has exhibited in Ohio and Boston, with work held in private collections. In 2017, she earned a BFA in Studio Art and a BS in Art Education from Miami University. Hayes is a recipient of the 2018 Yeck College Artist Fellowship at The Dayton Art Institute. In 2020, she earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Hayes lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Artist Statement

My practice begins in the physical landscape. I often encode physical mapping, boundaries and rules of play, and elements of spatial distortion in my work. I use this form of topological manipulation to construct visual spaces that are overloaded. This creates areas of questionable spatial stability. Each work is created in contrast to the experience of true spaces. Through this relationship, they assume their own form, which no longer resembles a legible map. Movements become fragmented where they were once continuous. These abstracted paths mimic blurred feelings and reflect a recognition that space can be true, altered, and fictional.

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