Photograph by Kate Hawes
Brooklyn-based painter Clarity Haynes explores the torso as a site for portraiture, focusing on themes of healing, trauma and self-determination. Recent solo exhibitions include “Bearing Witness, The Breast Portrait Project, 1998-Present,” at Moravian College’s Payne Gallery, and “Baba Na Gig” at Brandeis University’s Kniznick Gallery. Recent group shows include “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, which traveled to several museums nationwide, and “Please Touch: Body Boundaries” at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Haynes was recently the recipient of a 2018 Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Pollock-Krasner award. Her work has been discussed in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic, Office Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Beautiful/Decay Magazine. She has written for The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic, among other publications.