AUBREY HAYS
BIO
Aubrey Hays was raised in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and a Navajo Reservation in rural Arizona - a varied array of settings that have contributed to her sensitivity to place and surroundings that is reflected in the work.

She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon, and completed her MFA in Photography at Parsons The New School For Design, NYC. She has exhibited nationally, participating in a group show at Aperture Gallery, as well as the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China. Aubrey also completed an Artist Residency in Iceland, where she developed a body of work exploring a solo plane of isolation in the great North. She currently lives in NYC and runs for the woods whenever possible.
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EDUCATION
2011
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Completion of photographic and written Thesis: Between Dog and Wolf

2004
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography
Completion of photographic and written Thesis: Mono No Aware

2002
Maine College of Art
Portland, ME
Mobility Exchange

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
The (un)COMFORT(able) ZONE,Castle Gallery,The College of New Rochelle, NY USA

One If By Wanderlust, Conveyor Arts Presents, 25CPW Gallery, New York, NY USA

Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China

Between Dog and Wolf (Entre chien et loup), MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY USA

New Photography, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY USA

Photo Camp: The Culture of Now, Aperture Gallery New York, NY

US North American Graduate Art Survey, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Arts, Minneapolis, MN USA

In Progress: MFA Photography, Parsons Festival, Parsons The New School for Design New York, NY USA

2010
MFA Photography Open Studios, Parsons The New School for Design New York, NY USA

2009
MFA Photography Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY USA

2008
RARE Gallery New York, NY USA

F-Stop Gallery, Online Group Exhibition, www.fstopmagazine.com USA

2007
SCOPE International Art Fair, New York, NY USA

The Female Gaze, Gallery 10G, New York, NY USA

Group Exhibition 13, Online Humble Arts Foundation, hafny.org/groupshow/13/ USA

2006
Avante Grande, Portland Institiue of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2004
Mono No Aware, BFA Photography Thesis Exhibtion, Swiggert Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR USA

The Higgins Project: Memory, PNCA, Portland, OR USA

Idiom, Urban Wineworks, Portland, OR USA

2003
Bachelors of Fine Art Juried Show, Mezzanine Gallery, PNCA, Portland OR USA

Women’s History Month, Mezzanine Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR USA

2002
Emily, Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR USA



RESIDENCY
2011 Herhusid Artist Residency, Siglufjordur, Iceland
2010 Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland (unable to attend due to school schedule)


AWARDS
2011 Nominated for PDN 30 2012: Emerging Photographers to Watch, NY
2011 Nominated Participant for Photo Camp: The Culture of Now, Aperture Gallery New York, NY
2009-2011 Masters of Fine Art Photography Dean Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
2008 Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards, Nominee in Fine Art Honorable Mention, Web
2001 The Ruth Elise Halvorsen Memorial Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
2001 The Mosser Endowed Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR



PUBLICATIONS / PRESS
2012 The Monarch Review Magazine, Cover Image and Feature,USA
2011 My Own Wilderness, PHOTO/arts Magazine, USA
Mapping, Conveyor Magazine, Group Exhibition, Conveyor Arts, NY, USA
2011 MFA PHOTO, Thesis Exhibition Catalog, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, USA
2010 In View, An MFA In Progress, Blurb Publications, NY, USA
2010 Open Studios: MFA Photography & Related Media, Parsons The New School For Design Exhibition Postcard: Why I am not a Painter, NY, USA
2009 Sign of the Apocalypse or Rapture, Front Forty Press, USA
2007 World Learning Magazine, Promotional Pamphlet,Portrait of a Young Girl, USA