Donté K Hayes graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University at Kennesaw, Georgia with a BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking with an Art History minor. Recent art exhibitions include group shows at the Museum of Science + Industry Chicago, Illinois, the Association of Visual Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. He has also been included in recent juried exhibitions from the 2019 NCECA Student Juried Show at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the 2018 River to River Midwest Regional Ceramic Juried Show at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hayes is a 2019 Ceramics Monthly Magazine Emerging Artists. Currently, Donté is a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Dimensional Studies in Ceramics and is the 2017 recipient of the University of Iowa Arts Fellowship.