Born in 1973, Jesse Hayward earned a BFA from Pomona College in 1995 after fist studying art at Phillips Academy Andover. Hayward went on to receive his MFA from California College of Art in 2002. His work has been exhibited at Southern Exposure and Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and at PDX Contemporary Art and The Jupiter Art Fair in Portland, OR. In 2006, Hayward’s work was included in the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum. His work has been reviewed in The Oregonian, PORT, PDX Magazine, Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury. Hayward was short listed for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Award in 2008 and exhibited a collaborative installation at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s 2009 Time Based Art Festival. Most recently Hayward curated a group show of Portland art for the University of Oregon’s White Box Gallery.