TYLER HAYS (b. 1968) is a painter and sculptor, born and raised in rural Northeastern Oregon. He received his BFA in painting at the University of Oregon in 1994.
Tyler started his career out of college with solo shows at the Mark Wooley gallery in the mid 90s and moved to New York City in 1994. He has worked creatively and professionally in a plethora of mediums - music, ceramics, fashion, architecture, furniture, etc. Tyler is known for his work as the founder, designer and engineer behind the enigmatic company BDDW.
Tyler lives and works in Philadelphia with his children and wife, painter Jen Wink Hays.