James Lahey is a Canadian artist living in Toronto where he works in his studio.
Lahey received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University in 1984 and completed studies in Art and Architecture in Italy in 1982 through a joint program with York University, Toronto and Lowell University, Massachusetts. In 1986 he obtained a certificate from the Ontario Museum Assocation in the preservation of Art and Artifacts.
Lahey has held positions at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, The Power Plant, The Art Gallery of Ontario and Bruce Mau Design.
Since 1998 he has committed exclusively to his painting practice.
In 2001 James was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, a Member of the Board of Directors for Dancemakers and is a Member of the Acquisitions Committee for the Prints and Drawings Department of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Lahey is represented in galleries across Canada, in Britain and the United States where his work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
His works can be found at Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montréal.