Jeanette Hayes

Splashing anime onto modern masterpieces

“It’s the bright side of the end of the world.”

New York-based painter and multimedia artist Jeanette Hayes takes whatever she likes from art history, Internet culture, computer software, and fashion, and smashes these worlds together. She has splashed figures from the Japanese shōjo manga Sailor Moon into the foreground of Picasso’s Cubist masterwork Les demoiselles d’Avignon to create Les demoiselles d’anime, and into the paintings of Willem de Kooning to create her series De Mooning.

The Chicago native, who holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, has been commissioned to create moving images for Chanel, Opening Ceremony, Cynthia Rowley, Proenza Schouler, Vogue, and Alexander Wang. She has shown her work extensively in New York, including at Half Gallery, Regina Rex, the Hole, Romeo, and the National Arts Club. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Interview, and Playboy.