Nathan Hayden


Nathan Hayden received his BFA from Miami University (OH) in 2001 and an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009.

Nathan spent the first eight years of his life living with his family in log cabin built by his father in rural West Virginia. There, Nathan began his early exploration of drawing and woodcarving and developed an interest in the naturally occurring forms and patterns he encountered while playing in the woods.  Influenced by these childhood experiences he employs multiple mediums including painting on industrial felt, installations incorporating spun wool, drawing, text and dancing.

Nathan has exhibited nationally, including exhibitions at the David Shelton Gallery, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Sam Lee Gallery, Domestic Setting and the Marine Salon, and site specific installations at the Loom, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Atkinson Gallery, Manhattan Beach Art Center and Hite Art Institute.