Inventory is an ongoing series of prints that document functional objects in the built environment. These commonplace things from the infrastructure of various cities are all roughly human size or a bit larger and have been scaled relative to one another throughout the series. My work typically depicts familiar elements from the built environment, often from places that are just off the highways and interstates that surround and interconnect our cities. Crowded with commercial sprawl, these places dominate an ever growing part of our landscape in North America. From the incessant signs and billboards, to the innumerable things that are needed to create and sustain these places, they contain the clutter that perpetuates our lifestyles while also dictating how we go about our daily lives.

Kevin Haas grew up in the rust belt of the Midwest, inspired by the abandoned industrial areas of St Louis, Chicago, and Gary, IN. He earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from Indiana University where he studied printmaking and digital media. Since 1995 his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Canada. He has been included in exhibits at OHGE Ltd. and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, the Jundt Museum in Spokane and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, BC. He is a recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship and the Seattle Print Arts: Larry Sommers Fellowship, and was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium in 2010 and 2012. He resides in Toronto and Washington State where he has taught courses in printmaking, book arts and design at Washington State University since 2000.