Tracie Hayes is an artist and ecologist-in-training currently living in Chicago, IL. She makes work revolving around site specificity, data collection, and the ecological address. She just finished up an internship as a lab manager and research assistant for the Echinacea Project at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and will be starting her PhD in the Population Biology Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis in the fall. Her research interests include community assembly, spatial structure, and phenology.


Contact: traciehayes94[at]gmail.com


EDUCATION
B.A. in Studio Art (Highest Honors), B.S. in Biology (Honors), Minor in Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2017 - 2019: Echinacea Project, Research Intern/Lab Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden, advisor: Stuart Wagenius, Ph.D
2015 - 2017: Hurlbert Lab, Undergraduate Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, advisor: Allen Hurlbert, Ph.D
2016: Dell Ecology Lab, Research Intern, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, advisors: Tony Dell, Ph.D and Carl Cloyed, Ph.D

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS
2019 Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
2018 Reserve/Reservoir, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL
2018 Cerebral Sediment, Apparatus Projects, Chicago, IL
2017 multitroph, Allcott Undergraduate Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS
2019 At A Distance #3, Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL
2019 Got it for Cheap (GIFC), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL (+ more galleries/cities as group show travels throughout 2019)
2019 Woman Made 2nd Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Process: what is was when it wasn’t, The Overlook Place, Chicago, IL
2017 Site Unseen, John and June Allcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2017 Subject to Change, Allcott Undergraduate Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2017 Nasty Women Show and Fundraiser, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
2016 Hereafter, SAMple Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Declassifiable, SAMple Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Blue Reflections, SAMple Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Composition Decomposition, SAMple Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Periodic Table of Elements, Kenan Makerspace, Chapel Hill, NC

RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS
2019 Commissioned artist for the Unearth Science Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL
2018 - 2019 Gallery Intern, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL
2018 Art & Science Residency, PLAYA Summer Lake, Summer Lake, OR
2018 Garden for a Changing Climate (Jenny Kendler and Gallery 400) table event, Telpochcalli and Hammond Elementary Schools, Chicago, IL
2018 Emerging Artist Residency, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL
2017 - 2018 FIELD/WORK Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2016 - 2017 Studio Art Honors Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
2014 - 2015 Artist-in-Residence and Arts Editor, Event Horizon Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC
2013 - 2016 Managing Editor, Design Editor, Writer, Carolina Scientific Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC

PUBLICATIONS: ECOLOGY
Hurlbert, Allen; Hayes, Tracie; McKinnon, Tara; Goforth, Christine. 2019. “Caterpillars Count! A citizen science project for monitoring foliage arthropod abundance and phenology” Citizen Science: Theory and Practice
Cloyed, Carl; Dell, Anthony; Hayes, Tracie; Kordas, Rebecca; O’Gorman, Eoin. 2019. “Long‐term exposure to higher temperature increases the thermal sensitivity of grazer metabolism and movement” Journal of Animal Ecology

PUBLICATIONS: ART
2018 Infinite Language: Tracie Hayes, Edge Effects
2018 Top V. Weekend Picks (7/19-7/25) #3 for Reserve/Reservoir, Bad at Sports
2018 Top V. Weekend Picks (3/15-3/21) #1 for Cerebral Sediment, Bad at Sports
2018 Top V. Weekend Picks (2/1-2/7) #2 for Process: what is was when it wasn’t, Bad at Sports
2016 Last Glacial Maximum, Cellar Door magazine (cover)
2016 A painted comet, Rosetta Art Tribute Blog, European Space Agency
2014 - 2015 multiple illustrations, Event Horizon magazine

PRESENTATIONS
August 2018 “Synchrony of flowering phenology within clusters depends on the spatial scale at which clusters are defined” (poster) Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting, New Orleans, LA
April 2018 “Synchrony of flowering phenology within clusters depends on the spatial scale at which clusters are defined” (poster) Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC), Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI
May 2017 “Multitroph: Ecological speculation and the diagram” (talk) Art & Art History Honors Thesis Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
April 2017 “The effects of temperature and greenup on the timing of arthropod abundance and avian migration” (talk) Honors Research Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
August 2016 “Temperature and body mass affects the locomotor performance of Radix balthica in a geothermal stream system in Iceland” (talk and poster) National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, East Alton, IL
April 2016 “Arthropod phenology as a component of avian reproductive success” (poster) Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2017 Carolina Research Scholar
2017 Honors Carolina Laureate
2016 Alexander Julian Prize - Chancellor’s Art Award
2016 George Kachergis Studio Art Scholarship
2016 Sculpture Garden Design Honorarium
2016 Phi Beta Kappa Induction
2015 Alexander Julian Prize - Chancellor’s Art Award
2015 George Kachergis Studio Art Scholarship
2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2015 Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship
2013 – 2017 Colonel Robinson Scholarship