Hugh Hayden is an artist working primarily with themes related to history, identity, and citizenship. Through sculpture, large-scale installations, and interactive food events, his work often confronts the making of America and challenges existing narratives and potentialities. More broadly, his practice considers the anthropomorphization of the natural world as a visceral lens for exploring the human condition. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; Lisson Gallery, New York and London; White Columns, New York; JTT, New York; Clearing, New York and Brussels; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; PPOW Gallery, New York; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; MoMA PS1, Rockaway Beach, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; and Abrons Art Center, New York, among others. He is the recipient of residences at Glenfiddich in Dufftown, Scotland (2014); Abrons Art Center and Socrates Sculpture Park (both 2012), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011). He holds an MFA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.