When I was three, I picked up a pencil and began to draw. My parents, who found this interesting, provided me with a table in the family kitchen on which to work. I would draw for hours at that table.
Growing up in rural Minnesota, I had a physical and emotional connection with the large skies and expansive landscape of the region. Along with this response to the natural world, I had an affinity with the abandoned farms, rusted cars and farm equipment, and the sense of the past that permeated this world.
The large landscapes I physically inhabited when I was young and the expansiveness of my vision brought me to painting. Through gesture, color, and form I can articulate my visual experiences and emotional responses to my life in a physical world. Abstraction allows me the opportunity to create landscapes that are a physical, rational response to external and internal experiences.
about the artist
John Haubrich was born and raised in Minnesota. He got an Associate of Arts degree from Normadale College in Bloomington, Minnesota and went on to a forty-year career as a graphic designer and art director for corporate and educational institutions. He is currently pursuing a degree in visual arts at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where he serves as an in-house art director.
Haubrich’s work has been exhibited at Ille Arts and Neoteric Fine Art, in Amagansett, NY; Guild Hall and Longhouse Preserve, in East Hampton, NY; the Southampton Cultural Center, and Chrysalis Gallery, in Southampton, NY; Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY: A.I.R. Gallery, Lexington Avenue Armory, and Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA, among other galleries.
He maintains studios in East Hampton, NY and New York City.