Haley Hughes was born in Paradise, CA in 1984. She is a self-taught artist and has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the past fourteen years.
Her paintings and sculptures act as a form of visual and emotional journalism. The mobility and accessibility of the image as both charted landscape and unfolding narrative are important to her work. They are abstracted narratives of current events, war, globalism, drone attacks,global warming, mass shootings, capital and politics as seen through a Technicolor dreamscape. The colors, patterns and symbolism of Islamic and Indian art as well as the narrative trajectories of 17th century Chinese scrolls inspire her work.
Hughes has been published in the Nation Magazine, Vellum Magazine. She is the WaterMill Collection and has shown at Flux Factory, EFA Project Space, The Sunview Luncheonette, Field Projects, The Whitney Huston Biennial. She is a former I-Park resident and an acting member of the Dome Theatre performing at the SpringBreak Art Fair, Scope, Saint Marks Church, Dixon Place and more.