Born in Kansas City, lives and works in Los Angeles


2004 MFA, California Institute of the Arts
1997 MA, University of Kansas
1993 BFA, University of Kansas
88-90 Rhode Island School of Design


New Paintings, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
One with the Sun, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Warp and Weft, Taylor de Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hadley Holliday, new paintings, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Convoke Quadrille Inbuoyant, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA

Landscape, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Aurora Borealis, The Athenaeum, San Diego, CA

Paintings and Drawings, Ojala, Los Angeles, CA


Forms of Abstraction, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
Garden Party, Curated by Hadley Holliday and Carolyn Castano, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Sun, Curated by Hadley HollidayTaylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Art on Paper 2012, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
XYZ the Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Cries and Whispers, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Iko Iko, Los Angeles, CA

Sound and Vision, 101 California St., San Francisco, CA
Art Daegu, Andrewshire Gallery, Daegu Exco, Korea
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Solway Jones Gallery, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

West Coast Painters, Curated by John Souza, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Exchange Rate 2008 / Conventions and Attitudes, curated by Karen Atkinson, Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Show, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA
Gravity & Transformation, Kristi Engel Gallery, curated by Suzanne Adelman, Los Angeles, CA
Circle Jerks, organized by Brett Cody Rogers and Max Lesser, the Monte Vista, Los Angeles, CA
Akklimitizatsia: New Work from Saint Petersburg and Los Angeles, curated by Emily Newman, C.A.G. Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Notes from the Overpass: New Art from Los Angeles and Saint Petersburg, Curated by Emily Newman, Gallery G18, Helsinki, Finland
Unhinged, A Friendly Place, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Suite: Hadley Holliday, Kathryn Andrews and Emily Newman, Curated by Hadley Holliday and Roger Dickes, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
Grand Union, The Front Room Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Hadley Holliday, Jonathan Parsons and Robert Holyhead,
Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Minimal as Maximal, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Descending into Paradise, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
MOCA Staff Show, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild School for the Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Hey! Make Art Not War!, Sprout Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Wall Art 2002, Coagula Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Icons and Identity, Echo Park Arts Festival, Los Angeles, CA


Curator’s Laboratory Award, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
Painting’s Edge, Artist Residency, Idyllwild, CA, 2003
Cal Arts Grant, 2002, 2003, 2004


Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun, New Paintings at Carl Solway Gallery, by Karen Chambers, Aeqai, February 2013
XYZ The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, exhibition catalog, Torrance Art Museum, 2012
…might be good, Issue #199, Technicolor from Coast to Coast, by Emily Ng
Art on Paper 2012, exhibition catalog, Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2012
Hadley Holliday Sets New Sights at Taylor de Cordoba, Huffington Post, March 2012
Hadley Holliday Wows with Striking Abstractions, by Angelica Martin, Societe Perrier, March 2012
Get Lost in a Patterned Wonderland, by Lilian Min, Refinery 29, February 2012
Rainbow Connection, by Sierra Feldner-Shaw, Style Section LA, March 2010
Hadley Holliday: Paintings at Solway Jones, by George Melrod, Art Ltd., November 2009
Artist of a Totally Different Stripe, by Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2009, p. D23
West Coast Painters, Korea Times, June 23, 2009
Gravity and Transformation at Kristi Engle Gallery, ArtWeek, Sept 2008
Notes from the Overpass, by Adam Schwartz, Open Studio Magazine, April 2008
Supersonic: One Wind Tunnel, Eight Schools, 120 Artists, exhibition catalog, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2004


College of the Canyons, Adjunct Instructor; Painting, Drawing, and Art History, Santa Clarita, CA, 2005 – present
California State Summer School for the Arts, Instructor, 2D design, 2011- present
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Educator; Saturday Teen Classes and NexGen family programs, 2002 – present