James Luke Hayes


James L Hayes contemporary artist based in Cork, he has a multi-disciplinary art practice, making sculptures, installations, cast iron performance works and films, as well as developing large scale sculptural commissions and public art projects. His sculptural work aims to draw out the often-incongruous relationships between finished art objects, and the industrial aspects of the processes that produce these revered objects. This referencing or re-imagining is brought together with his broader research interests that range from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies, to site-specific interventionist works that draw from traces of significant pasts and histories.

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Artist statement

Hayes has exhibited his works nationally & internationally, recently exhibiting at The Glucksman Gallery, Cork ,The Regis Center for Arts, The University of Minnesota, MART Gallery , Dublin, The McNally School of Fine Arts at La Salle College of Arts in Singapore, The UNO Gallery in New Orleans, Art Market Budapest and The SUPERMARKET Art Fair Stockholm. He recently has been commissioned by Cork County Council to make an artwork about Irish Road Bowling and other recent commissions have been created for The Office of Public Works(OPW), The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
In 2015 , he was artist in residence at the The Irish Museum of Modern Art and was awarded Cork County Councils Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award in 2019. He has received numerous awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council to support his practice. He is a graduate of The Limerick School of Art & Design (TUS), De Montfort University, Leicester and University College London in the UK and is a Lecturer in Sculpture at MTU Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland.

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