Rachel Hayes received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Fiber and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has attended the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in Brooklyn, New York; the Sculpture Space Residency, New York; the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency in Omi, New York, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program in Roswell, NM. Hayes is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Award in Painting and Sculpture, an Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in Sculpture, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Sculpture, a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and a Charlotte Street Fund Award. Her work has been covered by The New York Times, The Cut, Interior Design, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Art Forum and Art Papers, and she was a featured in the new documentary ‘Being Missoni.’ She has shown her work at the Sculpture Center in New York; Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Roswell Museum of Art, New Mexico; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New Hampshire; and in Lower Manhattan, New York City, with BravinLee Programs. Hayes has completed large commissions for Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, Bloomberg Headquarters in NY, NY, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District in Washington D.C., and for Artsbeat in Columbus, Georgia. Recently, Rachel has completed several collaborative projects with the Italian fashion house Missoni to creating installations in Milan, IT, New York, NY, and New Mexico, culminating with a solo exhibition in conjunction with MIART and Milan Design Week.