We talk with the fantastically talented, warm-hearted Jeanette Hayes about commonalities for women in history, looking at stuff, where Bratz intersects with Picasso, and the fact that sometimes hard drives just die.
Jeanette Hayes (b. 1988) is a painter/multimedia artist based in New York. Originally from Chicago, Hayes moved to NYC and received a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work addresses the traditional preservation of non-traditional technological and pop imagery through painting, video, digital manipulation, and Internet collages. Hayes’ interests include cultural phenomena and the confrontation of conventionality and subject matter. Her fascination with the imagery we each navigate through everyday and their correlations to civilization and ownership. With international solo shows in Italy, France and Belgium, Hayes has also been included in an exhibition at the Spirit Museum in Stockholm and shown at various galleries in New York and Los Angeles including: Half Gallery, M+B Gallery, Allouche Gallery, The Hole, The National Arts Club and more. In 2019, Hayes was curated by the Culture Corps to create a public art installation at the Hudson Yards in New York, which was on view for one year. Jeanette Hayes has made animated GIFs and videos for Proenza Schouler, CHANEL, Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley, Vogue and Opening Ceremony. She has won artist sponsorships from BlackBerry and Blick Art and was chosen by Purple magazine to create their artist book in 2016, which she titled “five”. Hayes has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue Japan, i-D, Complex Magazine, Interview Magazine, Dazed, Purple Magazine, Paper Magazine, Playboy and TimeOut New York chose Hayes as one of the “5 most important new artists in New York City.” Jeanette Hayes lives and works in New York City.