William H. Hays was born and raised in Virginia (US) and attend VPI & SU completing a degree in geography. After graduating, he moved to Alaska and later completed a degree in sculpture at the University of Alaska. In 1987 he moved to Brattleboro, Vermont where he continues to make his home.
By 2007, William H. Hays had been a sculptor, a performance artist, an installation artist, a painter in watercolor and a painter in oils. His insatiable curiosity led him to explore new and more challenging ideas in painting for twenty years. In 2007 he began exploring printmaking with linocuts. It took five years of intense work for him to learn the complexities of the process and make the vocabulary of reduction printing his own. But the hook had been set and William Hays has become a printmaker with a unique voice, loud and clear.
Hays’ work has been seen across the US in galleries and juried competitions. His prints have received numerous national and regional awards and continue to gain recognition across the country. His work is now included in the permanent collections of the Boston Athenaeum, Syracuse University Galleries and the State of Vermont.