Professor - School of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts
- BA: 2002, Concordia University Irvine, Art: Secondary Education
- MFA: 2007, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Drawing & Textiles
Rachel Hayes is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine, where she earned a B.A. in art and secondary education. After graduation, she taught K - 8th art at the Crystal Cathedral Academy; junior high art at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Des Peres, MO; various college-level courses at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL; and high school art at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine,CA. She has also taught art in various non-profit settings in Orange County.
Rachel Hayes received her Master's of Fine Arts degree in 2007, specializing in drawing and textiles, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She enjoys all types of art, but especially loves drawing, mixed media and textiles.
Research: My work addresses the space of personal memory where fact and fantastical myth merge, and where memories may emerge within both the intimate and immense nature of drawings.
Thomas Moore describes in his book, Rituals of the Imagination: "A mythic autobiography would tell of the inner geography, the animals, the gods, and the unnatural events that come to the surface of life. We get at this myth, not by telling the story of a life, but by telling its stories, over and over again, with all their many versions and contradictions."
I seek to tell the memories, the fantastic elements and the contradictions that are present in everyone's memories of childhood.
My work collects patterns, images, colors and lines from my memories, explorations, and day-to-day activities. It tells stories of childhood, motherhood and being.
- Painting I & II
- Elements of Art
- Experiences of Art
- Children's Art