Hauser & Wirth Exchange Residency for Post-MFA Students – Fiona Haines
Fiona Haines works as an artist in Bath. Born in Ireland and educated in England. She completed a Masters in Fine Art specializing in Sculpture and Photography. In 2013 she was commissioned to make a sculpture for Chelsea Flower Show, a Gold medal was awarded. In 2014 Haines was awarded the Gane Travel Award to Iceland and the Porthleven prize. Her work is held in the Fidelity International Collection and Oxford Castle Collection.
Haines is concerned with the exploration and ontology of sensory landscapes in the quest to capture fugitive essence. She is concerned with making things visible that are not normally visible to the human eye such as minerals found in Cornish water. Haines transforms objects and juxtaposes them outside of their context to become a delivery system of the concept of fugitive essence.