MEET THE ARTIST

INSPIRED BY RURAL ROOTS,

HERE TO TELL STORIES.

Geneva Haley is an illustrator and designer who hails from the middle of nowhere in Central Alberta, Canada. She credits her rural roots as a key influence in her contemporary design work. Haley studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, completing her Bachelor of Design in Illustration.

Haley brings exploration and critique of western culture, past and present, into urban context through storytelling that reflects humour, humanity and a love of music.

She designs as a means of engaging real people through entertainment, thought provoking ideas, and emotion.

Haley specializes in producing visual accompaniments to your ideas. Her work is inspired by your words and vision, ambiguous or explicit. She creates visual forms and representations of non-visual art, providing a design based approach to showcase your work and further reach your target audience.

Her work has ranged from album covers, to posters, band merchandise, book covers, murals, window paintings, patterns, and textiles. 

Geneva Haley's unique approach to every project merges her eye for design with her skill in illustration and painting.

 
 

GENEVA HALEY'S

Statements of Fashion Podcast,

Vine Arts,

Bamff Studios,

Frontenac House Books,

Calgary Waste and Recycling Services,

Meadow & Vine Floral,

Petty Promotions,

Idée Fixe Records,

CJSW 90.9 FM Calgary,

The City of Calgary,

Grasslands Flower Co.,

Tubby Dog,

Sweetie Pie Records,

Concorde Group,

Pocket Soup Publications,

The University of Calgary,

Femme Wave Music Festival,

and AdFarm.

GENEVA HALEY'S

EXHIBITIONS

2019

AFA TREX, (solo). Canada / Milk Tiger Show, (Group). Calgary, AB

2018

Night Rodeo, Five Art and Merchandise, (solo). Calgary, AB / Sled Island Poster Show, (Group).  Calgary, AB  / For Them, The Lily Gallery, (curator).   Calgary AB / Cruel Jokes, House of Vans, (group).  Calgary, AB

2017

Let Us, Stride Gallery (group). Calgary, AB  /  Best for Last, cSPACE King Edward, (group). Calgary, AB  / Calgary Painted Windows Exhibition, Calgary Public Art (group). Calgary, AB 

2016

30 Days of Dolly, (solo). Calgary, AB

2015

Dead Cells, Short Film, Dir. Ryan Von Hagen, 6:17.   Calgary, AB / Sled Island Poster Show (group).  Calgary, AB / WRECK CITY: Demo Tapes (group). Calgary, AB / LOSING IT, The Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 (group).   Calgary, AB / Pussy Whipped, Sled Island (group). Calgary, AB

2014

Put A Wedge In It, Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council (group). Saskatoon, SK / Aluminaughty, ACAD (group). Calgary, AB

PUBLICATIONS

2018

Drifting Like a Metaphor, Frontenac House, Cover Artist (Illustration). Calgary, AB

2017

Beatroute Magazine, Bjork editorial (Illustration). Calgary AB

Wares, Sweetie Pie Records, Cover Artist (Illustration). Edmonton, AB

Audible Songs From Rockwood, Idée Fixe Records, Songbook (Illustration). Toronto, ON

2016

30 Days Of Dolly, Metro News, Artist Expose (Photograph). Calgary, AB

Cemetery Compost, Frontenac House, Cover Artist (Illustration). Calgary, AB

Blood Orange, Frontenac House, Cover Artist (Illustration). Calgary, AB

SCRAPS, Self Published (Comic Series). Calgary, AB

Nowhere Near, Self Published, (Comic). Calgary, AB

2015   

CULT, Cult Collective Calgary, contributor (Illustration). Calgary, AB

2014

Go Home Magazine, contributor (Illustration). Toronto, ON

EDUCATION

2019

Alberta Family Wellness, Brain Story Certification. Online 

2012-2016

Alberta College of Art and Design, Bachelors of Visual 

Communications Design. Calgary, AB

2008

YMCA Calgary, I & II Wilderness Leadership Program, First 

Responder Program.   Calgary, AB

RESIDENCIES & GRANTS

2019

AFA Traveling Exhibit (TREX). Canada.

2014

EMMA International Collaboration. Ness Creek, SK

2013

The Emma Lake Stone House Residency. Pincher Creek, AB

FACILITATION & TEACHING

2019 to Present

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visiting Artist Program (Independent Educator) 

- Conducting workshops with participants.

- Delivering an artist talk to inspire participants. 

- Demonstrating step-by-step instruction for participants to learn the practice hands-on.

- Guiding participants in creating their own, unique pieces.

 

2018 to Present

Saint Mary’s High School (Independent Educator) 

- Speaking with students in the advanced art programs in grades 11-12 about being a creative as a career.

- Providing students with collaborative critique and mentorship.

- Consulting on university portfolio applications, providing constructive feedback for students.


2019

Prospect Human Services

- Assisting in demonstrating employability skills to marginalized groups through art-centered learning.

- Explore painting techniques with clients to gain valuable skills in time management, following direction, critical and creative thinking, teamwork and communication.

GENEVA HALEY'S

 

AFA TRAVELING EXHIBITION

A collection of 23 paintings, touring around Canada for two years to 40+ regions.

PAINTED WINDOWS

Painted the windows of Five Art & Merchandise. Placed second our of 12 entries.

NIGHT

RODEO

Solo exhibition at Five Art & Merchandise. Three original paintings, with a collage wall.

30 DAYS OF DOLLY

An endurance project where 30 illustrations of Dolly Parton were created in 30 days.

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA | HELLO@GENEVALHALEY.COM | 403-471-4600

© 2018 by Geneva Haley Artist

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