My work is largely concerned with finding precarious and playful order through the assemblage of structural forms and happenstance. I am drawn to using a minimalist vocabulary that is influenced by the natural and built environment, such as a shadow off of a building or a jagged rock. I like to collect these abstracted yet familiar details and find ways to fold them into my process. My attention also centers on weathered objects with overlaid markings that can only document a part of their use. Their scratches and dents can show an ambiguous yet distinct record that warrants a closer look. Similarly, I selectively layer my paintings to facilitate this type of hushed depth and diverted attention. By responding to the patina of repurposed materials and the gradual building of marks, resolve ultimately comes through the fluctuating process of layered action and determined space.

I currently work as an Occupational Therapy in Portland, Maine.

Please feel free to contact me and thanks for visiting!



Grant Haynes (b. 1986, USA)

Portland, ME | grant.r.haynes@gmail.com


Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2017)

BA, Fine Arts (Cum Laude), St. Lawrence University, Canton NY (2009)

Adirondack Semester, St. Lawrence Arcadia Campus, Piercefield NY (2006)

Art Exhibits

Group show @ Devta Doolan Studio, Deer Isle ME (2018)

Arts & Recreation @ The Good Supply, South Bristol ME (2015)

Signals. (Solo) @The Conservatory Coastal Home, Port Townsend WA (2012)

Re/collection (Solo) @ 1012 Coffee Bar, Port Townsend WA (2011)

I’m in the Milk and The Milk’s in Me, University of Vermont, Burlington VT (2010)

Synonymous (Solo Senior Thesis Exhibit) @ St Lawrence U, Canton NY (2009)

Annual Art Exhibition @ Brush Gallery, St Lawrence U, Canton NY (2009)

Senior Year Experience @ Brush Gallery, St Lawrence U, Canton NY (2009)

(Un)monumental @ Brush Gallery, St Lawrence U, Canton NY (2008)


Frederick Remington Prize, St. Lawrence University (2008)

Art Honorary Society, St. Lawrence University (2008)