Biography

JAMES HAYWARD (b. 1943 in San Francisco, CA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1966 from San Diego State University, and attended graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1966 to 1969. He then received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in 1972.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Paintings: 1987–2016,” Telluride Fine Art Gallery, Telluride, CO; “New Work,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA; “At Last,” Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Last Waltz,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; “Silence Technology,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA; “Variations on the Annunciation,” Anna Meliksetian & Michael Briggs, Los Angeles, CA; “Primary/Formal,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA; “Nothing’s Perfect,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; “James Hayward: Paintings from the ’70s,” Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; “The Prodigal Paints: 1972–2011,” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA; and “Asymmetrical Chromacords,” Modernism, San Francisco, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “One Way or Another,” Roberts Projects, Culver City, CA; “Nonobjective Paintings,” Telluride Fine Art Gallery, Telluride, CO; “Calm, Cool, Collected,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; “L.A. Today” (curated by Carl Schlosberg), Royale Projects, Los Angeles, CA; “A Tribute to Kiyo Higashi,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; “Hayward, Heywood, Miller,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; “Black & White Mike” (curated by Benjamin Weissman), Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA; “Inaugural Exhibition,” Austin Art Projects, Palm Desert, CA; “Nature/Nurture: Eloise Granger Hall & James Hayward,” Tom’s, Santa Monica, CA; “Thick: Jimi Gleason, James Hayward, Michael Reafsnyder,” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA; “Local Fish: Piscatorial Perceptions,” Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Sam Falls, Mark Hagen, James Hayward, Mary Weatherford,” International Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA; “Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981” (curated by Paul Schimmel), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; “California Abstract Painting: 1952 to 2011” (curated by James Hayward), Woodbury University, Burbank, CA; “Marks and Movement: 5 Painters,” Barrett Gallery, SMC Annex, Santa Monica, CA; “21 Americans,” Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY; and “California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,” Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; traveled to Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA, and Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.

He has received numerous awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

His work is included in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO; Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; and Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, among others.

Hayward lives and works in Moorpark, CA.