Kerry Hays

Kerry Hays


In the heart of Midtown, on the 4th floor of The Biltmore, an Atlanta landmark built in 1924.


Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil stick


Kerry was born in Washington, DC but has lived in the Atlanta area for most of her life. Her work is a reflection on the channels between human, nature, community, and God. She desires to discover the nature in humanness, the spirituality in nature, the humanness in God, and how these elements exist within one another. Each mark or stroke is shaped by her pursuit to invoke imagery into these musings on the interconnectedness of our seen and unseen world. Each piece must firstly conjure a feeling of balance, pleasure, light, and relief. But her pursuit is that upon further study, the viewer sees a darkness, a chaos, a mystery, a bit of discomfort and struggle. Because only when these tendencies are present, can the viewer feel the reprieve, softening and restfulness that light, life, and balance can bring. Her work is marked by the convergence of hard lines with flowing, sculptural values. She is experimental in her use of materials and most pieces are a mixture of media and rich in layer and texture.