b. 1988, Austin, TX. Lives and works in Los Angeles and New York
Drawing from a personal interest in ecology and environmental studies, Hayden Dunham creates sculptures that embody fluidity and that themselves are living and transformational in nature, actively interacting with the environment in which they are placed. Dunham’s sculptures are therefore preoccupied with ideas of system, state change and energy and looking at the exchange of this energy as in GEL (2015), a sculpture by Dunham that incorporates a blend of existing products to create the aforementioned ‘GEL’ substance – “a supplement designed for objects and people alike”. Dunham is consistently evolving her practice which also involves performance and experimenting with stimuli in order to affect a cross-section of the senses.