Nicole Hayes is a curator who utilizes art to deepen human connection by amplifying diverse voices, and augmenting visitor engagement. Nicole joined Art Omi as Curator in 2014 and has curated exhibitions and events with Allison Saar, Iran do Espitrito Santo, Nicole Cherubini, Liliana Porter and David Shrigley among others. Before moving upstate, Nicole lived in New York City and managed the studio of internationally acclaimed abstract painter Sean Scully. Nicole began her career at the groundbreaking not-for-profit cultural center, Exit Art. Nicole currently lives in the tiny hamlet of Omi, NY with her children and dog. She enjoys watching the seasons change on her daily walks at Art Omi. Nicole has a BFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and maintains an active studio pottery practice.