Dove Hays is a Brooklyn-based contemporary artist known for subtle, pastel-tinted paintings and sculpture. She has exhibited widely in New York area galleries, including a recent group show curated by Young Space, a two-person exhibition with Sadie Halie Projects, and with every iteration of the Every Woman Biennial. Raised in Baltimore, MD, she moved to Brooklyn, NY, to attend Pratt Institute on the prestigious National Talent Search Scholarship. She later earned an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She currently maintains a studio practice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Dove has previously exhibited under the name Megan Hays.


2019 Of course, I haven’t forgotten! Curated by Warbling Collective. 155a Art Space. London, United Kingdom
2019 Crocodile Tears. Curated by Kate Mothes. Young Space. Brooklyn, NY
2019 Every Woman Biennial. Curated by C. Finely. New York, NY
2018 Material Matters, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 The Whitney Houston Biennial: The Greatest Love of All. Curated by C. Finley, New York, NY
2016 ACCESSART Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Model Reader. Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Season Kickoff Drawing Exhibition. Sadie Halie Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Concerning Matter. Curated by Courtney Jordan, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
2014 CURRENT: Gowanus. Curated by Benjamin Sutton, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Subtle Approach. Curated by Courtney Wendroff, BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 The Whitney Houston Biennial. Curated by C. Finley, Brooklyn, NY
2013 STAGE. 2-person Exhibition, Sadie Halie Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Resurrection, Observatory, Brooklyn, NY
2012 The Public Secret, Curated by David Gibson. Dino Eli Gallery, New York, NY
2012 First Truth, Curated by Sara Hubbs and Sara Jones.Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Memory Palace, Curated by Adam Thompson. Flux Factory, LIC, NY
2011 Inspiration, InRivers Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Hybrid Life Forms, 300/6x9 Project, Brooklyn, NY
2011 CAA NY Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Place + Time. Curated by Johanna Bartelt. Bullet Space Gallery, New York, NY
2010 VOX VI. Juried by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida. Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Mind Your Figure. Curated by Aniko Berman and Suzana Diamond. DB Projects, New York, NY
2010 World’s Greatest. Daily Operation. Brooklyn, NY
2009 little creatures. Curated by Megan Hays. McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Our House. Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Lumenhouse Benefit. Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Out of the Woods. Collaborative Project, L.I.C, NY
2008 BETA Spaces. Arts in Bushwick, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Lumenhouse. Brooklyn, NY
2006 Wish You Here V. A.I.R. Gallery. NY, NY
2006 Generations V. A.I.R. Gallery. NY, NY

2014 Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT
2020 Arteles Creative Center. Haukijärvi, Finland (forthcoming)

MFA Brooklyn College CUNY
BFA Hunter College CUNY
BFA Studies Pratt Institute, National Talent Search Scholar