B. 1973, Lives & works in Los Angeles
Hayley Barker makes gestural, expressive drawings and oil paintings about visionary and ecstatic experience, informed by site-specific research and her own nature-based feminist spiritual practice.
Her work has appeared in Pacific Northwest venues such as Charles Hartman Fine Art, Disjecta, and the Art Gym and in publications such as New American Painting and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Her work was named the best show in Portland of 2014 by Art Ltd. magazine and has been reviewed in Art in America, the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly and Visual Arts Source. This spring she will have shows in LA and at Carl & Sloan Contemporary (5/7-5/29).
Barker received her B.A. from the University of Oregon (1996) and her M.A. and M.F.A. in Intermedia, from the University of Iowa (2001). In 2015 she relocated from Portland to Los Angeles.
Sketch for Guardian Standard
Gouache on paper