"My life is full of disorder, and I have a compulsive need to fix it. I have an obsessive personality, but find patience and calmness in making art. For me, the act of mark making is reflective. While creating, I am able to refocus my compulsions and anxious energy. I become meditative when I immerse in my process, focusing solely on my work, getting lost in the construction and deconstruction of systems. The structures I develop become a woven pattern of overlapping and intertwining shapes and lines. The marks become a network of systems and patterns that I build and deconstruct by establishing a logic and method. I typically count off each mark, creating routines and order within the structures. This further engages me in the process and gives my mind an opportunity to be distracted from my anxiety."
Hadley received her BFA in Painting from Sonoma State University in 2014 and is currently a student of California College of the Arts' MFA program in Painting. Hadley was born and raised in Southern California and is currently living and working in the Bay Area. Her work has received numerous awards and is part of private collections throughout the United States.