Brooklyn-based painter Clarity Haynes explores the torso as a site for portraiture, focusing on themes of healing, trauma and self-determination. She was recently the recipient of a 2018 Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2018 Pollock-Krasner award. Recent group shows include NADA art fair in Miami, with Invisible-Exports Gallery, and “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today”, which originated at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and traveled to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Ackland Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of South Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include “Clarity Haynes: Baba Na Gig” at Brandeis University’s Kniznick Gallery, and “Bearing Witness: The Breast Portrait Project, 1998-Present,” at Moravian College’s Payne Gallery. Haynes’ 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 is a co-founder of Magic Praxis podcast, and has written about art for Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications.