Hayley Perry is a painter and mixed media artist from Southeastern, Massachusetts. Hayley graduated with her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in 2006 and received her MFA degree from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMASS Dartmouth in 2011.

In addition to her fine art studies, Hayley is a certified art teacher and works full time at her fiber art business called Loop by Loop Studio, where she focuses on her contemporary rug hooking designs and projects. Hayley paints and operates her craft business from her art studio at the Cutler Mill Building in Warren, RI.

For more information on Hayley’s craft work, visit her website:


Education & Work Experience:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

New Bedford, MA, September 2009 – May 2011

Masters in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Painting

Bridgewater State College

Bridgewater, MA, January 2007 – December 2007

Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate Program for Initial Teaching Licensure

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA, August 2002 – May 2006

Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Painting

Loop by Loop Studio January 2013 – Present

30 Cutler Street, Unit 216A, Warren, RI (508) 863-3423

Small Business Owner

Owns and operates a small online craft business where I sell hand made fiber products and hand made supplies

Teaches the craft of rug hooking as a contract teacher at many art associations, libraries, art centers

Participates in many events, festivals, fairs to further promote the brand and products

Regularly promotes, markets, and networks via social media, websites, in person, and via craft publications

Artists Exchange December 2015 – Present

50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI (401) 490-9475

Contract Art Teacher

Teaches a variety of art classes to the community, such as drawing and rug hooking

Teaches fine art and craft to Adults with Disabilities Day Program students

Selected Exhibition Experience:

Hidden Material, January 6th – February 15th, 2013 at The Flanagan Gallery, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln RI, Two Person Exhibition

The Krause Gallery, October 11th – October 29th, 2012 at The Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School, Providence RI, Two Person Exhibition

Mixed Intent, May 14th – June 3rd, 2011, at the Guyer Art Barn, Hyannis, MA, Solo Exhibition

2011 Spring Student Show, Juried Exhibition, March 19th – April 16th, 2011. Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford, MA

Hayley Perry @ the Narrows, Solo Exhibition, February 1st – February 28th, 2011. Cafe Gallery, Narrows Art Center, Fall River, MA

Professional Experience:

Recipient of Massachusetts Local Cultural Council, 2017 and 2018, to teach an ongoing rug hooking class at the Norton Public Library in Norton, MA

Project Feature in WoolWorks Magazine, Dec 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Article Fall 2018

Project Feature in Rug Hooking Magazine, Fall 2019

Owner of Loop by Loop Studio: Operator of Fiber Art Online Store, Web-based Marketing, Private Rug Hooking Instructor, Participant in Many Local and Regional Craft Festivals, from 2011 to present

Awarded Residency at Turkey Land Cove Foundation, April 2015

Artisan in Residence at the Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI, Fall 2018

Guest Painter during “Hooking Painterly” class by Deanne Fitzpatrick, Fall 2018

Contracted Teacher at the Tiverton Four Corners, Norton Library, and the Artists Exchange, since 2015

Private Drawing Tutor, from 2012 to present

Williams-Sonoma Inc., West Elm WeHeartEtsy Spring Catalog and Website Feature, Spring 2011

Drawing Series Guest Blogger as drawing instructor on, Spring 2012

Participant in Numerous Local and National Fine Arts Juried Fine Arts Exhibitions from 2009 to present



Color is my sensory instrument to create a spatial experience for the viewer; I hope to direct emotional and bodily response by presenting the rich sensory surface of my mixed media collages. The tactile process of adding and subtracting the many layers of paper, drawing, and paint feels like I am constructing, deconstructing, molding, and unmolding the layers of the universe I am trying to convey. Making these universes is a powerful feeling.

Sensory perception is vital to understanding the Place within my artwork. The way humans perceive their environment is a multi-sensory event; people gather information from many different senses at once and then organize this data into an emotional or thoughtful response. I present the viewer with formal visual elements, such as color, light, and texture to reinforce this idea of how humans experience Place. These elements are not transformed to depict an image, rather, they are ordered and arranged to have an emotional and physical effect on the viewer.