John Haney is a multi-disciplinary artist, developing an approach that integrates traditional photographic processes, sculpture, printmaking, and installation. His subjects are as varied as his practice, though are always focused around the places, stories, and memories of his personal experiences.
“I am interested in all the ways that we can register a sense of trace, in the widest sense. Physicality, materiality, and process inform much of what I make, and I am interested in the ways that objects and images convey a sense of places and the people that inhabit them.”
John Haney holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, and a Bachelor of Art from Mount Alison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Haney has been the subject of numerous exhibitions internationally. Select solo exhibitions include Sea Change / The Garden, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton (2020); Island, Einbild Galerie, Berlin (2016); Grapple, The Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph (2016); and Three New Series, (Living is Easy summer exhibition) at Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB. Recent group exhibitions include Hamilton Now: Subject, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton (2018); GrowOp 2017, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto; and AutoFeeling, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto (2015). Haney’s work is held in the public collections of the Toronto Pearson International Airport and The Thomas Rare Book Library, University of Toronto among others, and may be found in numerous private collections in Canada, the U.S.A. and Germany.
John Haney currently lives and works in Wood Point, New Brunswick, on the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy.