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My painting is about the relationship between the natural and artificial world set in obscure locations. Mysterious and reflective, a story line begins in unusual places. I paint for an inner vision; logic and common sense only interfere. The people in the paintings live in a world where gravitational laws are often abandoned and multiple layers of consciousness exist. I capture moments in time when the mind is dislocated, disoriented and unguarded.

The human figures drift among fractured thoughts, nature elements, and architectural motifs in vibrant color. The subjects cross-reference each other and speak about our place in time. The men and women appear to be entirely encased in their own thoughts… momentarily lost in reasoning. Meditative, the paintings invite reflection on the minutiae of daily living. Rather than simplistic pictures, instead these paintings are landscapes for the mind; where the imagination reigns.

I begin from live models, charcoal drawings, and photos. As a painting progresses, a storyline emerges inspired by my imagination and the various subjects at hand. Images, thoughts and environments accumulate. There is an ongoing transformation of form, subject and color.

I was educated in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University where I received a B.F.A. in Art. Many years after graduation, I discovered the Art Students League of New York. The League was an oasis for me and helped me reintroduce the figure back into my work. I’m Lifetime Member of the Art Students League of New York.

EXHIBITIONS:

2010 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2007 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2005 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
2001 New Painting, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Fred Mitchell.
1999 New Painting, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Frank O’Cain.
1998 Figurative Paintings, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Fred Mitchell.
1994 Trees and, Tompkins Square Library Art Gallery, New York City.
1992 Paintings and Drawings, The Art Students League Gallery, New York City. Curated by Daniel Dickerson.
1989 Dimenseration, Ammo Gallery/New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
1989 Thoughts and Memories, One Twenty Eight Gallery, New York City. Curated by Kurt Novak.
1989 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York.
1989 The Dark Side: WAYNE HOEY and MIKE LOVE, PS 122 Gallery, New York City. Curated by Tom Finkelpearl.
1988 Trans Ego, Minor Injury Gallery, New York City.
1988 Vital Signs, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York.
1985 Small Works, Washington Square East Gallery, New York University, New York City.
1983 Wayne Hoey, EKG Paintings, Grove Avenue Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
1982 Common Sense, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
1982 Wayne Hoey, Works on Paper, Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Virginia.
1979 Winter Show, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York. Invitational.
1977 Art on Long Island, Islip Museum, East Islip, New York. Invitational.
1977 The Painting Show, SUNY at Farmingdale, New York. Invitational.
1976 Spring Annual, Islip Museum, East Islip, New York. Invitational.