1930 Born in Valrico, Florida
1953-1958 Attended Florida State University
1959 Moved to New York City
1962-64 Performed with Judson Dance Theater and in concert
1964 Assistant stage manager during Merce Cunningham world tour
early 1970's Moved to Bisbee, Arizona
2007 Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, Alex Hay: New Paintings
(17 May - 27 July)
2002 Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, Alex Hay: Work from the 60s
(31 October - 18 January 2003)
1971 New York Cultural Center (in association with Fairleigh Dickinson
University), New York, recorded and performed activities since 1962
(20 April - 9 June)
1969 Kornblee Gallery, New York (19 April - 8 May)
1968 Kornblee Gallery, New York (27 April - 27 May)
1967 Kornblee Gallery, New York (June)
2010 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Collecting Biennials
(16 January - 28 November)
2009 Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, permanent collection
2006 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 9 Evenings
Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966 (4 May - 9 July)
Peter Freeman, Inc. New York, Nothing and Everything
(7 September - 28 October). Exhibition travelled: Fraenkel
Gallery, San Francisco (30 November - 27 January 2007)
2005 Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Amy Granat, Alex Hay, Chuck
Nanney, Peter Young (16 March - 14 May). Exhibition travelled: Galerie
Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (31 May - 25 June)
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, The Painted World
(23 October 2005 - 13 March 2006)
2004 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2004 Biennial Exhibition
(11 March - 30 May)
1998 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pop Abstraction
(21 February - 19 April)
1992 Davis Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
1977 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Downtown), Pop Plus:
Selections from the Permanent Collection (20 June - 15 August)
1975 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Selections from the
Permanent Collection: Sculpture from the 60s (13 March - 16 April)
1972 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Selections from the
Permanent Collection (7 June - 8 October)
1971 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Selections from the
Permanent Collection (22 December - 17 January 1972)
Moderna Museet, Stockholm American Artists
1970 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Five Years Acquisitions by
the Friends (5 June - 24 June)
1969 Seth Siegelaub, New York, One Month (1 - 31 March); Alex Hay’s
contribution was for 13 March.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions,
15 May 1968 - 18 April 1969 (6 May - 22 June)
1968 Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Program I (29 May - mid-September)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Made with Paper (20 January -
Hayward Gallery, London, Pop Art (9 July - 3 September)
1964 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, Group Exhibition: Richard Artschwager,
Christo, Alex Hay, Robert Watts (2 May - 3 June)
1994 Christmas Cantata Bisbee, Arizona
1993 Bird Bisbee, Arizona
1985 Christmas Cantata Bisbee, Arizona
1975 Christmas Cantata Bisbee, Arizona
1971 Performance Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
(20 and 21 April)
1970 Ear-Shot Argument 14th Street YMCA, New York
1969 Breakfast Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1969 Ann Grinstein Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1966 Grassfield “9 Evenings,” 25th Street Armory, New York
1966 Topsoil Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles
1965 Gonzales Goddard College, Goddard, Vermont
1964 Rio Grande Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1964 Leadville TV Stage Studio, New York
1963 Colorado Plateau Judson Dance Theater, New York
1962 Prairie Judson Dance Theater, New York; “Once Festival,” Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Books and Catalogues
Lippard, Lucy. Pop Art (New York: Frederick Praeger, 1966), p. 131, illustrated p. 113.
Klüver, Billy. 9 evenings: theatre and engineering (New York: RGA Press, 1966), p. 5.
Battcock, Gregory, ed. Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co.,
New York, 1968), p. 35, illustrated p. 390.
Gablik, Suzi and John Russell. pop art redefined (London: Thames and Hudson,
1969), illustrated nos. 45, 46, 48, 49, and color plate XIII.
Kosuth, Joseph. Alex Hay: Recorded and Performed Activities Since 1962, exh. cat. (New York Cultural Center, 1971), illustrations only [double sided leperello].
Sundell, Nina, ed. Rauschenberg/Performance 1954-1984, exh. cat. (Cleveland Center
for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 1983).
Davidson, Susan and Walter Hopps, eds. Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective, exh.
cat. (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997), illustrated p. 254, installation
illustration, p. 312.
Joseph, Branden. Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT, 2003), pp. 209, 213, 216, 226-28, 231, 276, performance illustrations pp. 212, 218, 229, 275.
Iles, Chrissie, et al. Whitney Biennial 2004, exh. cat. (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), 2004, illustrated p. 186, detail pp. 128 - 129.
Morris, Catherine, et al. 9 evenings reconsidered: art, theatre, and engineering, 1966, exh. cat. (MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts), 2006, performance illustration p. 67.
Schall, Jan and Storr, Robert, eds. Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, exh. cat. (Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City), 2008, illustrated on the cover and p.87.
Campbell, Lawrence. “Richard Artschwager, Christo, Alex Hay and Robert Watts,” Art
News (Summer 1964), p. 15. [Shown: Egg on Plate with Knife, Fork, and
Spoon and Lightbulb]
Judd, Donald. “Four,” Arts Magazine (September 1964), pp. 69-70.
Bowers, Faubion and Daniel Kunin, “The Electronics of Music,” Aspen no. 4 (Spring
1967), item 5, n.p.
T[abachnick], A[nne]. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (Summer 1967), pp. 20, 22 (illustration).
G[ollin], J[ane]. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (May 1968), pp. 14-15.
K[urtz], S[tephen] A. “Reviews and Previews: Alex Hay,” Art News (Summer 1969),
Johnson, Ken. “Alex Hay: Work from the 60s,” The New York Times (29 November
2002), p. E36.
Rosenberg, Karen. “The Return of a Pop Pioneer: Making It Big,” Village Voice (18-24
December 2002), p. 55.
Princenthal, Nancy. “The Everyday of Yesterday,” Art in America (March 2003),
pp. 110-113, illustrated in color pp. 110-113.
Godfrey, Mark. “Alex Hay,” frieze (April 2003), pp. 98-99, illustrated in color pg. 98.
Kimmelman, Michael. “Touching All Bases At the Biennial.” The New York Times (12
March 2004), pp. E27 and E38.
Heartney, Eleanor. “The Well-Tempered Biennial,” Art in America (June/July 2004),
Maine, Stephen. “Weathered Wood & Churning Crowds,” The New York Sun (28 June 2007), p. 21, illustrated.
Smith, Roberta. “Alex Hay,” The New York Times (20 July 2007), p. E29.
Boucher, Brian. “Alex Hay at Peter Freeman,” Art in America (November 2007),