Peter Hay, Exhibits Director
In his position, Hay is responsible for the curatorial policy and daily operations of DAC’s Barbara Conrad Gallery, the lobby exhibition space and special community installation projects. Hay curates an annual schedule of shows that generate high levels of engagement among the artistic community and general public. Additionally, Hay coordinates opening receptions and related educational events, working with community partners and volunteers to engage with our vibrant local community of artists, while also generating creative dialogue about larger issues in contemporary art practices.
Hay joins DAC from the contemporary art incubator and exhibition space, Living Arts of Tulsa, Inc., where he worked as Director of Development and Public Relations. While in Tulsa, he has several times been a guest teaching artist at the Philbrook Museum of Art, and served as a member of both the Tulsa Art Studio Tour Committee and Living Arts’ Gallery Committee.
Hay is an arts administrator, teacher, painter, and printmaker. His personal body of work is based upon embellishments of current ecological issues, which could be described as environmental realism. Hay holds a Bachelors of Art from Northern from Northeastern State University (OK), and a Master of Fine Arts in studio art from Louisiana Tech University. While attending LA Tech, Hay held a Full Teaching Assistantship and graduated as the Academic Excellence Honoree for the School of Design. In addition, he has completed several murals, taught summer arts camps and workshops, worked as a freelance artist and illustrator, participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. These include exhibitions at First Street Gallery in New York City, the Louisiana State Achieve, University of Louisiana Monroe, Palacio de Belles Artes, Rotunda in Manizales, Columbia, and Lessedra Art Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. Most recently, Haywon Curator’s Choice Award at Momentum OKC 2016, a survey of Oklahoma artists 30 and under.
To find out more about Hay and his artwork, visit peterhaystudio.com.