Haynes Riley is an artist, curator, and designer with an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is founder and director at Good Weather in North Little Rock, Arkansas. While at the helm of Good Weather, Riley has organized thirty-eight solo exhibitions by acclaimed national and international artists, and, outside of Arkansas, organized group and solo exhibitions through various platforms, including at Atlanta Contemporary, PARQUE Galeriá (Mexico City), Monaco (St. Louis), Interface (Oakland), High Tide (Philadelphia), Chicken Coop Contemporary (Portland), Holiday Forever (Jackson, Wyoming), The Luminary (St. Louis), Arturo Bandini (Los Angeles), COOP (Nashville), Institute 193 (Lexington), Fringe Projects (Miami), The Front (New Orleans), Syndicate (Cologne), Artist-Run Art Fair (Baltimore), and Gallery Protocol (Gainesville).

Good Weather simultaneously operates as a commercial gallery and is a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), the “definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.” The gallery has participated in art fairs at NADA Miami (2016, 2017), NADA New York (2016, 2017, 2018), Material (Mexico City) (2016, 2017, 2018), SUNDAY (London) (2017), and as a featured gallery in the Freeways section of Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) (2018).

Good Weather also publishes artists books and produces editions that have been presented at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Rob Pruitt's Flea Market in association with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Detroit Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, and Cranbrook Art Museum.

Riley also founded Girl/Boy Gallery while participating in the Ox-Bow School of Art Fall Artist Residency; co-curated Shades in Little Rock and curated In the Heat of the Night in Chicago through The Bedfellow’s Club; and most recently curated Sigh-Fi at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Selected solo exhibitions include An attitude you can wear at TOPS (Memphis) and Always at The Hills Esthetic Center (Chicago). Selected two-person exhibitions include Familiars with Katie Wynne at Sediment (Richmond) and Homie Sapiens with Layet Johnson at Thea Foundation Center for the Arts (North Little Rock). His work has been included in group shows La Mesa Brutal at Arturo Bandini; Read Image, See Text at Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills); Fence, curated by Ron Ewert, as part of The Great Good Place, a multi-layered set of collaborative exhibitions organized by Brandon Alvendia, at Threewalls (Chicago); Document V at The Luminary (St. Louis); Everything Real at Hap (Portland); and TOGETHER/ALONE at EMBASSY (Los Angeles), among others.

Riley worked as a Visiting Faculty, Graduate Critique Seminar Instructor, and MFA Mentor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and MCAD MFA from 2013–2015 and as a Intermittent Lecturer at Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan in 2013. He has presented lectures and workshops at Cranbrook Academy of Art; University of Arkansas; College for Creative Studies (CCS); Eastern Michigan University; Wayne State University; University of Minnesota; Summer School at The Great Poor Farm Experiment IX; Franconia Sculpture Park; and University of Wisconsin-Stout; among others.

Since 2006, Riley has worked independently as a designer, collaborating with a wide array of cultural institutions, artists, publishers, and organizations, including: Nightboat Books; CCS Bard; Sondra Perry; Temporary Art Review; ulises; Grant Wood Art Colony at University of Iowa; Small Editions; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Cranbrook Academy of Art; Cranbrook 3D Department; Pei-Hsuan Wang; and University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, among others. He is founding Design Director at Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla).

Riley lives and works between North Little Rock and Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

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