Terry Hays

Born Fort Worth, Texas

Currently living and working in Duncanville-Dallas, Texas

email - jth@earthlink.net


instagram @terry_hays


Represented by Ro2 Art, Dallas Texas


Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Texas Christian University 1974

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas 1970

Professional Experience

Artist/scenic artist in Dallas 1985 - present

Instructor, lead scenic artist, Theater Department, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University 1995-98                                                                                                                             

Assistant professor, painting and drawing, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1975-82

Chairman, Painting Department, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1981-82

Chairman, Visiting Artist Committee, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1982

Texas Christian University Gallery Director, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 1973-74


Cistercian Preparatory School, Painting/ Sculpture: Blurring the Boundaries, Irving, Texas 2017

Richardson High School, Theater Department, Scenic Painting, Getting Started, Richardson, Texas 2016

Cistercian Preparatory School, A New Landscape: Color, Texture, Pattern, Irving, Texas 2017


Manitoba Arts Council Project Grant 1980

Research Grant-in-aid awarded by University of Manitoba Research Grants Committee, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1974

Nasher Company Scholarship, Dallas, Texas 1973

Nordan Fellowship awarded by Texas Christian University School of Art, Fort Worth, Texas 1973


Art Aspen, Ro2 Art, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, Colorado 2017

Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Fashion Institute Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2017

Lets Fly, Site 131, Dallas, Texas 2017

MOBA 8x8, Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, Texas 2016

Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, Texas 2016

Hecho in Dallas, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas 2016

Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art, Fashion Institute Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2016

Pattern Paradigm, Cliff Gallery, Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas 2015

AMoA Biennial: 600, Sculpture, AmarilloMuseum of Art, Amarillo, Texas 2015

Dallas Art Fair, Ro2 Art,Fashion Institute Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2015

MAC 20 Part II, McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Dallas, Texas 2014

MAC Membership Exhibition, Dallas, Texas 2014

Dallas Art Fair 2014, Dallas, Texas 2014

Ro2 Art at the Magnolia, Dallas, Texas 2014

Chaos!, Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas 2014

Couples: Half and Half, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

Systems and Solutions, Ro2 Art & Town of Addison, Visit Addison, Dallas, Texas 2013

Irreversible change, Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas Texas 2012

5th Annual Art and Advocacy, DCAC, Dallas, Texas 2011

5x5, Arlington Museum of Art, curated by Lee Bowman, Arlington, Texas 2012

MAC Membership Exhibition 2011: Meltdown, Dallas,Texas 2011

Cut Copy Paste Paint, with Kathy Robinson-Hays, Ro2 Art Uptown, Dallas, Texas 2011

Ro2 Art Uptown Group Show, Dallas, Tx. 2011

16th Anniversary MAC Members Show, Border, Dallas, Texas 2010

No Rhyme or Reason, Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas

Fresh Faces 2x2, Bath House Cultural Center, curated by Rita Barnard, Dallas, Texas 2010

Wish! Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Texas, 2010

Back Room Invitational, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas,Tx., curated by J R Compton, DallasArtsRevue 2009

Mac´s 15th Anniversary Members Show, McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Dallas, Texas 2009

Hallworks, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas 2008

Fierce, 14th Street Gallery, Plano, Texas, curated by J R Compton, DallasArtsRevue 2008

Wish! Auction, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas 2005-09

Dallas Contemporary Membership Exhibition, Dallas, Texas 2002-08

Alumni Exhibition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 1982

Solo Exhibit, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1981

Solo Exhibit, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1980

Installation, Nokomis Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1979

Sculpture on the Prairies, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1977

Canadada International Post Card Exhibition, Gallery 1.1.1., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1976

School of Art: 25 Years, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1975

Faculty Show, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1975-81

Mountain View College, Juried Exhibition, Mountain View College (award) 1974

Solo Exhibit, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 1974

Solo Exhibit, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1974

Texas Artists, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana 1973

Sixteenth Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 1973

Solo Exhibit, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 1973

Dallas Arts Festival VIII, Dallas, Texas (award) 1973

Faculty-Graduate Student Show, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 1972

Scenic Painting History 1986-Present

Theater/Stage Productions

Undermain Theatre, Port Twilight, 2004 Paralympics(opening ceremonies), Dallas Opera, Meadows School of Arts, Southern Methodist University, Austin Musical Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Neiman-Marcus, Fort Worth Ballet, Six Flags Texas, Six Flags Chicago, National Education Association, National Association of Television Producers and Executives, Texas Rose Festival, Mary Kay Cosmetics, United States Postal Service, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pampered Chef, Reading First, Microsoft, Experian


Harry Connick, Jr., Great Performances, PBS, lead scenic artist

Bonnie Raitt, Austin City Limits, PBS, lead scenic artist                                                                                                               

Wishbone, PBS, scenic artist

Sheryl Crow, scenic artist

ZZ Top, scenic artist

Any Given Sunday, Oliver Stone, scenic artist

Coca-Cola, Coors, Applebees television commercials, scenic artist


Balenciaga and His Legacy, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas,  scenic drop 2008

Witte Museum mural, San Antonio, Texas 2008

Frontiers of Flight Museum mural, Dallas, Texas 2007       

Neiman-Marcus Australian Fortnight display 1986


Elaborately Detailed and Colorful Paintings, www.mymodernmet, Dec 15, 2014, online publication

An Artist Pushes The Boundaries Between Art Forms, www.viralnova.com, Dec. 25, 2014, online publication

Arts + Culture Magazine, North Texas, Summer 2012, review Irreversible change, McKinney Ave. Contemporary by Kent Boyer

studio7310.com, Stage Sets, Tsunamis and Sintra, review by Cecelia Feld, online publication, June 2012

Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2011, juried by Ian Berry

illusion.scene 360.com, article by Adriana de Barros, online publication,  July 2011

Art Knowledge News., Ro2 Art Presents work by Terry Hays and Kathy Robinson-Hays,  July 2011, online magazine

Dallas Observer Arts & Culture Blog, Fine Lookin´ Piece: Terry Hays´

        Neighborhood House #2 at Ro2 Art Uptown, by Elizabeth Bair

DallaArtsRevue, Terry and Kathy Talk Art, online publication, July 2011

Vanguard, Summer 1981, review by Kip Park