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Laura Keeling

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Travels, daydreams, field guides, coffee and film. Laura Kay Keeling resides in Toronto, ON and pulls inspiration from beautiful everyday moments shared through her 35mm photography, collage work and installation projects. She has always been drawn to extreme environments and things that come from nature. Her focus is on creating work that instills an overall feeling of calm, curiosity and peacefulness within others as well as introducing opportunities for celebration and self reflection often with her own humorous twist. She aims to explore the idea of “home”, how we utilize and design living spaces and form connections with our communities as well as the internet, social media & the effect on our lives. She is driven to explore the connection between art and nature and environmental elements are often the main focus of her work.


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.

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-10-01

Toronto, ON
MOCA 1 year Studio Residency Program

2021-04-15

Centre[3], Hamilton ON
TBD

Select Past Exhibitions
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

Akin Vitrine Gallery, Toronto ON
Long Road (Installation)

2017

Oeno Sculpture Gallery, Prince Edward County ON
Untitled Sculpture

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

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

Residencies
2019

Digital Residency
Murze Magazine, Digital Residency

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