Hayley Rheagan

Hayley Rheagan

Born: 1986, Hobbs, NM

Biography and Information


Hayley Rheagan plays withabstracting urban architecture by using the camera’s tendency to flatten space. With her keen eye for symmetry and color, she uses her camera as a cropping tool to capture geometric patterns found in buildings and sidewalks and transform them into vibrant compositions. The result is both a documentation of familiar cityscapes and an abstract composition. Rheagan currently lives and works in New Mexico.

This body of work examines the particularity of place. I am able to transform naturally found geometric shapes and patterns from seemingly mundane scenes into colorful abstractions that ultimately propose new kinds of space. —Hayley Rheagan

Bachelor of Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

Pieces, Parts, Place, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

The Implication of Form, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Curated by Angie Rizzo & Erin Elder

Minor Incidents, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Curated by Mary Anne Redding

Group Exhibitions

Likes, Webber Gallery Space, London, UK

Picture Space, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM, Curated by Andy Mattern

Where I Live, F-Stop, Chicago, IL

The Human Altered Landscape, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Curated by

Russell Lord

New Mexico Landscapes, Senator Tom Udall’s Office, Santa Fe, NM

Neon, Laureate Headquarters, Baltimore, MD

Los Sentidos Se Despiertan, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Euphoria, Alexis Hall, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Grid Project, Outdoor Vision Festival, SFUAD, Santa Fe, NM


City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, Albuquerque, NM

Polsinelli Corporate Art Collection, Kansas City, MO

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Top 6 Picks of Pulse Art Fair 2017, Surface Magazine, December 9

Eli Anapur, Art on Paper – The Third Edition of the New York’s Bourgeoning Fair, Widewalls.ch

Photo Diary: Spring in Miami, Urban Outfitters Blog, February 18

PhotoWhoa Blog

Artist Feature: Gup Instagram Takeover, GUP Magazine, August 6

Artist Spotlight: Hayley Rheagan, Jackalope Magazine, December 4

A Talk with Hayley Rheagan, Nah / No Magazine, November 7

Michael Abatemarco, Hayley Rheagan’s Architectural Photographs, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, July 10

Fotografia Magazine – Artist Feature

Press Release
2016 Pieces, Parts, Place at Richard Levy Gallery