Artist Bill Hayward works in a diverse array of media, including photography, film, painting, music, sculpture, and dance. In all cases, Hayward’s work is primarily inspired by the drama of living forms. To these ends, his work explores the human body—its outward appearance and innermost feelings—often entering territories of vulnerability and emotional risk.
Hayward’s work has been exhibited in galleries and performance centers across the United States, as well as in France and Germany, including Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania), Fashion Night Out (New York City), Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, New York), The Wynwood Art Fair and The Art Live Fair (Miami, Florida), The Tribeca Grand (New York City).
Hayward is co-founder of The Maine Photographic Workshops (now the Maine Media Workshops), wherein he taught Master Class Workshops in portraiture and the creative process. He has also taught Master Classes at the International Center of Photography (New York City), YC; Palm Beach Photographic Workshops (West Palm Beach, Florida), and the Art Kane Photo Workshops (Cape May, New Jersey). The artist’s previous books of photography include Cat People (Doubleday, 1978) and Bad Behavior (Rizzoli, 2000).
Hayward lives and in works in New York City and Montana.