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Laura Kay Keeling

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Laura Kay Keeling is a Toronto-based artist whose work encompasses analog photography / video, collage and installation projects. Her work explores how we form connections with our communities and each other, exploring / unpacking emotions through the creation of new work as well as examining ideas related to the natural world. She is also interested in exploring themes related to the internet, social media and the effect on our everyday lives. Laura feels very connected to and at peace in nature, new works explore ideas relating to plant sentience. Recent accomplishments include being selected to show one of her works at Daegu Art Fair in South Korea as well as being selected for the 1 year Akin Studio residency program at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto).


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Q+A

Describe your home in 3 words

Comfy, dogs, plants

When did you start making art, and why?

I've always been interested in photography, I used to carry around a disposable camera when I was a child. I started to dabble creating collages in 2014 in 2016 I joined Akin Collective and started to apply to exhibit my work.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

I'm lucky enough to have some pieces from amazing artists I have met through showing work. Its such a great way to be inspired in my home.

During my breaks, I tend to ...

stare out windows

Upcoming Exhibitions
2021-01-22

Toronto, ON
DesignTO's Themed Exhibition Exchange Piece

2021-02-01

London, ON
Plantae at Good Sport

2021-04-15

Centre[3], Hamilton ON
TBD

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Digital
The Gathered Gallery Fall Program

2020

Better Living Centre, Toronto
Installation as part of the Akin Collective booth at Artist Project

2020

Toronto
TRANSITioning Mount Dennis as part of DesignTO

2020

Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
Dying, part of Design TO

2019

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga ON
included in Meaningful Code exhibition

2019

Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
included in Altered Images exhibition

2019

Good Sport, London ON
Food Sport

2019

Mad Ones Gallery, Toronto ON
included in Print Exhibition

2019

Create! Magazine Inclusion
Aug Print Issue

2019

Akin Vitrine, Toronto
Rocks and TV LIVE (Installation)

2019

Newmarket ON
The Mindful Project's 3rd Exhibition

2019

The Artist Project, Toronto
It's My First Time (using this thing), video installation

2019

QEP Exhibitions, Oakville ON
Don't We Know

2019

Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto ON
Included in year long exhibition

2018

Toronto ON
Selected as an artist for Toronto's Patch Project

2018

Montreal QC
Long Road & Wild Plants photobooks included in OK Cool curated exhibition

2018

The Artist Project, Toronto ON
Wish You Well (Installation)

2018

Toronto Public Library, Toronto
Walks with Lex, photography exhibition

2017

Oeno Sculpture Gallery, Prince Edward County ON
Untitled Sculpture

2017

Akin Vitrine Gallery, Toronto ON
Long Road (Installation)

2017

The Artist Project, Toronto ON
Selected as an Untapped Artist

2016

Project Gallery, Toronto ON
Artifacts

2016

The Gifted, Hamilton ON
Wild Plants, Hot Rocks

Accolades
2017

Laura Kay Keeling
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2020

Laura Kay Keeling
Artscape Bursary

Press
2019

Murze Magazine
Q&A + 2 page spread

2019

Murze Magazine
Do You See What I See? (me watching you watching me) included in issue 4

2019

Don't Smile Photography Publication
Cullare

2019

blogTO
35 Artists to look for at Toronto's Huge Contemporary Art Fair

2018

blogTO
30 Artists to look for at Toronto Artist Project

2019

Create! Magazine
2 pieces included in issue 16

2019

Roseate Magazine
1 new piece included in issue 002

Residencies
2019

Digital Residency
Murze Magazine, Digital Residency

Toronto, ON
MOCA Studio Residency

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