Class of 2023 • Painting

Ava Hayes

Ava Hayes
MTU Crawford College of Art and Design (MTU CCAD)


Graduation Year
Class of 2023


Ava Hayes I make performative paintings based on the inability to verbally and physically express difficult emotions fully. My work is an exploration and representation of intense bodily feeling. As an artist I am extremely interested in the moment when internalised experience breaks to the surface.My painting strategies play with the intimacy of memory and soundscapes to create a bodily charge that transfers onto the canvas. As this builds, I utilize this anxious energy, creating fervent marks that leave traces of this happening in their wake. The immediacy and visceral nature of my painting process allows me to express feeling and sensation in a search for comfort.Concerned with the present moment of self-surveillance, my work is imbued with a sense of interiority and reflection.
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