Headshot Faculty Hayley Gonzalez

Hayley De González, MFA

Chair of Art Department
Assistant Professor of Art
Unit: Art
Location: Tigerville, SC

“Art and creativity are reflections of our Creator.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in graphic design, ceramics, and art appreciation.


    • BA Graphic Design, Francis Marion University
    • MFA Ceramics, University of South Carolina
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes teaching at the collegiate level since 2013. I have also served as Art Adviser to The Mountain Laurel, NGU’s student-led art and literature publication, since 2015 and taught workshops at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

  • Articles Published

    Solo Exhibitions:

    • Bloom, ThomasArts (Florence, SC) 2017

    Group Exhibitions:

    • GCCA Members Show, Greenville Center for Creative Arts (Greenville, SC) 2019
    • 7th Annual Collegiate Invitational, Spartanburg County Public Library (Spartanburg, SC) 2019
    • Small Works 2019, Florence County Museum (Florence, SC) 2019
    • Mugshot2: Clay International, Mojo Coffee Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2019
    • SC CLAY>HIGHER ED, Francis Marion University (Florence, SC) 2018
    • Good Things, Flower City Arts Center (Rochester, NY) 2018
    • Faculty Art Exhibition, Gallery at Ole 414, North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) 2018
    • 5th Annual Cup Show, Studio 550 Art Center (Manchester, NH) 2017
  • Awards Received

    2016 – Design of the Year Award, The Mountain Laurel, Ninth Place, Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread, Associate Collegiate Press, Washington, D.C.

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

    • Greenville Center for Creative Arts
    • Greer Cultural Arts Council
    • Highwater Clays
    • Clay-King
  • My Story

    Having a life-long interest in art, it was no surprise when I decided to pursue a career in art. However, while I was in school for my undergraduate degree, the Lord surprised me by igniting a desire to teach art and help shape the next generation of artists. I went on to finish my BA degree, worked in the industry for a little while, and then obtained my MFA. The Lord timed everything perfectly, leading me to NGU, where I am able to do what I love – teach art and guide students, all while reflecting the love of Christ.

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