Kirk Hayes



"At its heart, Kirk Hayes’s work is both delightful and treacherous. It is easy to succumb to the delight of that treachery and to the treachery of that delight—and indeed we should—but we must also strive to understand what Hayes is doing with paint, what conventions he is adapting, what he asks of his viewers, and what relationship his work has to contemporary art as a whole.

There are at least two traditions—long and venerable ones—to which Hayes’s work belongs: trompe l’oeil and collage. Belong’ isn’t quite the right word, though. For as much as Hayes participates in these traditions, he also transforms them."

Kelly Baum, 2011

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

  • ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
  • Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, TX
  • Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rachel Harris Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX