Born in Newport News, Virginia, Hayman studied literature at Hollins College (now Hollins University) in Roanoke, VA., studied art in Paris, and later moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Major exhibitions over the past years include those at Cerulean Arts (Philadelphia), Goggleworks (Reading, PA), Lake Eustis Museum of Art (Florida), Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia), James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia), and Arlington Arts Center (Virginia). Selected group shows and invitationals include InLiquid-Crane Arts - “Nursery Rhymes for Questionable Times” (Philadelphia); The National Liberty Museum - “Deconstructing Bowie”, “Philly’s Freedom” - (Philadelphia); Art in City Hall (Philadelphia), and The Philadelphia Foundation (with the Philadelphia Art Alliance). She currently has work at the Heller Museum (NYC), “One Nation”.

Hayman’s studio practice for the past 20 years has focused mainly on social issues (gun violence, politics, death customs, inner lives of artists), but has always embraced text as image.