Artist Talk: John Healey, August 31

KIAC Ballroom, Wednesday, August 31, 7pm

Come out to see(and hear) about the work of current KIAC Artist in resident John Healey.

John Healey was born in Toronto and grew up along the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. Since 2015 he has devoted himself to lens-based image creation and education. John’s images have been exhibited in galleries across Ontario and his work, HEAD-ON, has been shown nationally at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2017. Works from two of John’s projects have been featured at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery EXPOSED exhibition, where “Styrofoam Cloud” from his Plastic Beach project was awarded a Juror’s Prize in 2019. His image “Jug Top” from the same project was selected as a Honourable Mention in the 2019 Optic Nerve competition held by BlackFlash magazine. Selected Plastic Beach images were included in the 2019 group exhibition, Common Waters presented by the Cambridge Art Galleries/Idea Exchange. Healey’s work “Michigan Man after Arcimboldo” was awarded the Grand Prize at the international Figureworks 2019 competition. John has just completed an artist in residency and is currently a full-time instructor at the School of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO).Healey’s work has has been collected by a number of galleries including the City of Ottawa and by private collectors. He lives with his wife Amy, and Arno their Boston terrier.

KIAC’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Parks Canada’s Klondike National Historic Site.