Bill Hayner - Visual Artist

Artist Statement & Resume


Artist Statement / Current Work:


I am building this series of drawings and paintings with organic abstract forms that are intended to hint at, rather than depict, processes of growth and transformation. They imply an imagined rhizome-based biology, but are inspired by a real-life experience. While viewing the sonogram of our baby when her mother was twenty-two weeks and two days pregnant, I felt a renewed sense of awe and amazement at the mystery and tenaciousness of life. That event became the initial inspiration for this series, which is manifest in physical, emotional and spiritual form. The work continues to grow and change, as do the very life forms that inspired it.







California State University, Long Beach, 1987                                                                                                                        


B.F.A.                                                                                                                 University of Texas at Arlington,1975



•Selected Exhibitions and Commissions (2010-Present):

“Ethos,” Juried group online exhibition

 Linus Art Galleries

 Pasadena, Long Beach, California


“Threads of Life,” Three-person exhibition,

 GCS Gallery,

 209 N. Broadway

 Santa Ana, California


 “Energy,” International juried exhibition,

 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,

 Santa Ana, California

 • Juried by Howard N. Fox,

    Curator Emeritus of Contemporary Art,

    L.A. County Museum of Art


“Emerging Artists,” Invitational group exhibition,

 DAC (Downtown Art Center) Gallery,

 Los Angeles, California


“Teach Me a Thing or Two,” invitational exhibition,

 The Gallery,

 200 W. Birch Street

 Brea, California


Commissioned ink drawings,

 Jack and Jill Guild

    (fund-raising agency for Children’s Hospital of California)


Commissioned outdoor mural,

"Positano, Italy"

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Zupan

 Banning, California


“Orange County Bienalle,”

 Muckenthaler Cultural Center,

 Fullerton, California


“Surrealism and Neo-narrative,” juried exhibition,

 Long Beach Arts Association,

 Long Beach, California


“Ink and Clay,” 32nd Annual juried exhibition,

 The Kellogg Gallery,

 California State University,

 Pomona, California


“Tin Cup,” Invitational exhibition,

 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,

 Santa Ana, California


“Directions,” juried exhibition,

 Mt. San Antonio College,

 Walnut, California

    • Juried by Peter Frank


“Abstraction: Three Contemporary Approaches,”

 Three-person exhibition,

 Fine Arts Gallery, Long Beach City College

 Long Beach, California


 “The Real Thing,” juried exhibition,

 Brea Cultural Center Gallery

 Brea, California


 “29th. Annual Open Exhibition,”

 San Bernardino County Museum

 San Bernardino, California


 “Personal Statements,” Invitational group exhibition,

 American Friends Service Committee Gallery

 Pasadena, California


 “Double Visions,” Two-person exhibition,

 Upstairs Gallery,

 Placentia, California



• Selected Private / Public Collections:

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks


University of North Texas, Denton


Fullerton College, Fullerton, California


Mr. and Mrs. Terry Zupan, Banning, California


Dr. Rex Bullock, Corona, California


Dr. Gene Cooper, Laguna Beach, California


Bob and Beverly Egan, Garden Grove, California


Steve and Pam Kandis, Ranch Palos Verdes, California


Ms. Doris Miller, Abilene, Texas



• Exhibition Reviews / Articles:         

• “See the Oils,” Benjamin Epstein, Los Angeles Times.

 Orange County Edition, March 30, 1995, p. 27

  “O.C. Live”  


• “The Lure of Abstraction,” Kinney Littlefield, Long Beach Press Telegram,

 October 20, 1991, p. 17                   


• “Artists Create Global Message,” Gary Robbins, Orange County Register,

 April 23, 1990, p. A7



• Teaching Experience (1988-Present):


Fullerton College Art Department


Fullerton, California


Professor of Art


     Drawing, Painting, Intro to Art










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