Clarity Haynes (b. McAllen, TX, 1971) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and upstate New York. She holds an MFA in painting from Brooklyn College, a CFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a BA from Temple University in film production. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Montclair Art Museum, Brandeis University’s Kniznick Gallery, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Community Arts Regrant Award from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and residency fellowships from MacDowell and the Corporation of Yaddo. Her work has been discussed in The New York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, Art in America, Artnews, and Hyperallergic, amongst others, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the Rena Rowan Breast Center of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base.