Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022      Time Scale,  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2022      The Accumulating Years, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal, QC
2021      Polyempath Polyethylene, curated by Katie Lawson, MacLaren Gallery, Barrie, ON
2021      They forgot they were a landscape, FIERMAN Gallery, New York, NY
2019      Fault Line Scenography, Carl Louie, Toronto, ON
2019      Plastiglomerates, The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, University of Michigan, East Lansing, MI
2018      Lamina Stamina, curated by Cassandra Getty, Museum London, London, ON
2017      Rock Record, FIERMAN Gallery, New York, NY
2017      Proof of Performances, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
2017      Sharp and Numb, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, curated by John Hampton, Brandon, MB
2016      BROWSING, installation at the former David Mirvish Gallery and Books on Art, curated by Eleanor Johnston as an independent project affiliated with Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
2015      Site Words, Spoilers and Shoplifters, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2014      Anthropophotogenic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, curated by Ivan Jurakic, Waterloo, ON
2014      Recent Landscapes, Louis B. James Gallery, New York
2013      PARK, curated by Jon Davies, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
2013      Impel With Puffs, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2012      Thermoloaded, Louis B. James, New York, NY
2010      New Vinyl Work, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2009      Hi Limit Slots, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS
2008      Sticky, YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, ON
2007      Hot Tub and Paper Towels, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2007      Upgrade, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, ON
2007      Part of the Enterprise, The Drawing Room, University of Victoria, BC
2004      D.I.Y.G.P.S., Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022       CAR SHOW,  Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON
2022       Le Synthétique au Coeur de l’Humain, Canadian Cultural Center, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, France
2021      Plastic Heart: Surface All the Way Through, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, ON 2021      Incomplete Open, two person exhibition with Mathieu Lacroix at MacBride Contemporary, Montréal, QC
2021      Temps Longs, curated by  Bénédicte Ramade, UQÀM, Montréal, QC
2020      La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, curated by Mark Lanctot and François LeTourneux, QC 2020      Broken Nature, curated by Paola Antonelli, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 2019      Plasticity of the Planet, Ujazdowski Castle CCA, Warsaw, Poland 2019      Broken Nature, curated by Paola Antonelli (MOMA, NY), XXII Triennial International, Exhibition, Milan, Italy 2018      Laughing and Crying, curated by Friends and Neighbours Gallery at Espace Pop, Montreal, PQ 2018      Museum of Capitalism, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA 2018      Learning from the Lake, Art Museum, curated by Katie Lawson, University of Toronto 2018      Desk Set, (four person exhibition with Marvin Gaye Cheywynd, Ayoung Kim and Madison Bycroft), Curated by Céline Poulin, CAC Brétigny, France 2018      Plastic Entanglements (touring), curated by Heather Davis, The Palmer Museum, Penn State University, State College, PA 2017      Opening exhibition at The Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA 2017      Homestead, Carl Louie, London, ON 2017      Song of the Open Road, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2017      An absolute movement, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2017      Atmospheres of Form, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, QC 2017      Crisp Edge, Fuzzy Border, Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY 2016      A Stratigraphic Fiction, curated by Ginny Kollak, The Berman Museum, Philadelphia 2016      October, at Carl Louie Gallery, London, ON 2016      Vie d’ange, at Vie D’ange Gallery, Montreal, QC 2016      All This Time, Hugh Jackman Institute of Humanites, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, curated by Jaclyn Quaresma, Toronto, ON 2016      The Future We Remember, The Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Sarah Higgins and Cora Fisher, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 2016      Showroom, University of Toronto Art Centre and Barnicke Gallery, curated by Sarah Robayo-Sheridan, Toronto, ON 2015      Rocks, Stones and Dust, University of Toronto Art Centre, curated by John Hampton, Toronto, ON 2015      Organic Situation, Koenig and Clinton, New York, NY 2015      An other land…and in the other, our own, Prosjekstrom Normanns, curated by Ian Cofre, Stavanger, Norway     2015      IN MY FAITH THERE IS LOVING AND DRINKING AND LOOKING AT THE SUN AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD LIKE, Garden Avenue Projects, curated by Ella Dawn McGeough, Toronto, ON 2015      Human Nature, (touring) Carleton University Art Gallery and the Kenderdine Art Gallery, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, Ottawa, ON and Saskatoon, SK 2014      Possible Futures: What is to be done? Curated by Srimoyee Mitra, Melissa Bennett, Lucy Howe, Stuart Reid and Gregory Tom, Windsor Triennial, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON 2013      Touch The Moon, curated by Kristen Lorello, Louis B. James, New York, NY 2013      Hybrid Painting, curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll, as part of curated by_ vienna 2013, Vienna 2013      More Than Two, curated by Micah Lexier,  The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, ON 2013      Surface Tension, curated by Jacob Korzynski, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON 2013      Voyager and Stowaways, curated by Patrick Mahon, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON 2013      Sample, The ArtLab, London, ON 2013      No Boys with Frogs, DNA Artspace, London, ON 2011      Barroco Nova, curated by Patrick Mahon and Susan Edelstein, Museum London, ON 2011      You can never go home anymore, Louis B. James, New York, NY 2011      Body Asylum, Soi Fischer Gallery (three person exhibition), Vancouver, BC 2011      Winter Show, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 2010      Enthusiasm, curated by Nicholas Brown, Red Bull 381 Projects, (three person exhibition), Toronto, ON 2010      Things You Should Know…, ArtLab, University of Western Ontario, London, ON 2009      Air Conditioned Jungle, curated by Gregory Elgstrand, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON 2009      Double Confluence, collaborative exhibition with Mitzi Pederson and Patrick Howlett, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin 2009      The Way I Are, curated by Katie Bethune-Leamen, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto 2008      Pleinairism, curated by Kitty Scott, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik 2008      The Constant Search for a Better Way, curated by Bill Jeffries, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC 2008      Dream Home, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, MB 2007      Pulp, Open Space, curated by Megan Dickie, Ross MacCauly and Rebecca Michaels, Victoria, BC 2005      Kelly Jazvac and Lucy Pullen, Exhibition Hall, curated by Luanne Martineau, University of  Victoria, BC
2005      So, you want to think freely! Production Studio Exhibitions, twcurated by Lucy Pullen, Vancouver, BC
2005      Voitures à Controverse: Débrayé, The Darling Foundry, Montréal, QC 2005      The McCleave Gallery Cross Canada Tour, the Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, YK 2004      MOBLOG, web-based exhibition curated by Dr. Susan Douglas, Guelph, ON


La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, published by the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, 2020

Broken Nature, Milan Triennial Catalogue, published by Rizzoli, New York, 2019

Kelly Jazvac: Lamina Stamina, published by Museum London, London, Ontario, 2018

Kelly Jazvac: Plastiglomerate, published by Durable Good, Toronto, Ontario, 2017

Why Painting Now? curated by_ vienna 2013, Vienna, AT, 2013

Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art, ARTLAB Gallery, University of Western Ontario

Kelly Jazvac: Flop, Space Studios, London, UK, 200

Articles, Exhibition Reviews and Interviews

Maïlys Celeux-Lanval, “How artists use plastic to talk about ecology,” Beaux Arts, December 2, 2022.

Noémie Fortin, Synthetic Collective, in Esse,Winter 2022.

Louis Bury, Gray and Green: Maya Lin at Madison Square Park, in ArtNews, June 17, 2021

Jérôme Delgado, “Se frotter à l’art, en vrai,”  Le Devoir, le 13 février, 2021

Jérôme Delgado, “Arts visuels: chanterons-nous avec les machines?” Le Devoir, 23 janvier, 2021

Kathleen Langjahr, “Form outshines function at the MoMA’s Broken Nature,” The Architect’s Newspaper, January 19, 2021

Leah Collins, “What does it take to make art green?” in CBC Arts, January 21, 2020.

Beth Stuart, “Lo Strappo,” in Canadian Art Magazine, October 19, 2019.

Paola Antonelli, Paola Antonelli on ‘Plastiglomerates’, Pollution and Geology,” Metropolis Magazine, March 10, 2019. Available at

Augusta Pownall, “We don’t have the power to stop our extinction” says Paola Antonelli, dezeen, February 2019

Michele Calzavara, “Let’s do the right thing,” Arbitare, February 2019.

Alice Rawsthorn, “Broken Nature curated by Paola Antonelli wins Wallpaper Design Award,” Wallpaper, January 2019

Amanda Boetzkes, Plastic Capitalism: Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste, MIT Press, 2019.

“Une nouvelle ère géologique,” Le Devoir,  le 6 avril, 2019.

Chris Hampton, “The Green Cube,” Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2018.

Kim Neudorf, “Kelly Jazvac at Museum London,” at, August 28, 2018. Available at

June Parker, “Planet or Plastic?” in National Geographic, June 2018.

Chris Hampton, “Sculptor Kelly Jazvac let’s no scrap of plastic go to waste“ in The Globe and Mail, June 7, 2018. Available at

Weiyi Chang, “Interview with Kelly Jazvac.” C Magazine, Spring 2017.

Meredith Miller, “Views from the Plastisphere: a preface to Post-Rock.” Avery Review. 13, 2016. Available at

Robert Enright, “Border Views: Kelly Jazvac.” Border Crossings. June 2016. Volume 35, No. 2, Issue No. 138.

Heather Davis, “Plastic: Accumulation without Metabolism” in catalogue for Placing the Golden Spike Milwaukee: INOVA, 2015, pp. 66-73.

Ben Valentine, “Plastiglomerate, the Anthropocene’s new Stone: Interview with Kelly Jazvac.” November 25, 2015. Available at

Heather Davis, “Plastic Progeny: The Plastisphere and other Queer Futures.” PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. 5.2 (summer 2015): 231-250.

Gillian Dykeman, “Working it Out: Kelly Jazvac,”  ARTSLANT New York, podcast episode 5, August, 2015.

Rachel Mason, “Plastiglomerate: The Rock of the Future Made into Sculpture.” The Huffington Post. August 29, 2014.  Available at

Joseph Castro, “Plastic Legacy: Humankind’s Trash Is Now a New Rock,” Live Science. June 2014 Available at

David Bielo, “I just want to say one word to you: Plastiglomerate,” American Scientific. June 2014.  Available at

Blane Brownell, “Rocks on a polluted beach reveal human impact,” Architect Magazine. June 2014. Available at

Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, “Exhibition Reviews: Kelly Jazvac,” Magenta Magazine. Spring 2014, Vol 5, No. 1. Available at

Ben Portis, “Surface Tension,” C Magazine, Spring 2014, Issue 121, p. 61-62.

“Touch the Moon,” The New Yorker, January 13, 2014, p. 10.

Stephanie Cormier, “Kelly Jazvac and Kelly Wood at Diaz Contemporary,” Border Crossings, June- August 2013, Vol. 32, Issue 2, p. 140.

R.H. Lossin, “Kelly Jazvac: Thermoloaded.” The Brooklyn Rail.  June, 2012.  Available at

Robert Enright, “Barroco, We Hardly Knew You,” Border Crossings, Issue #120, Winter 2012: p. 18.

R.H. Lossin, “The Conundrum of Pre-Apocalyptic Art,” A Gathering of the Tribes (online) November 2011. Available at

Vanessa Nicholas, “Vinyl Virtuoso,” Canadian Art Online, May 15 2010.

Gary Michael Dault, “Kelly Jazvac at Diaz Contemporary,” The Globe and Mail.  April 24, 2010.

Rodney Latourelle, “Akimblog Berlin,”, July 28 2009.

Alex Snukal, “The Way I Are.” C Magazine. June 2009.

Katie Bethune-Leamen. “The Constant Search for a Better Way.” Border Crossings, December 2008. Issue 108.

Josie Walker, “Kelly Jazvac Interview,” November 2008. All_Content_Items/Artists_Space/Kelly_Jazvac_interview/

Dan Adler, “Critic’s Picks: Kelly Jazvac at YYZ Artists Outlet.”, September 15, 2008.

Amy Verner, “‘New and improved’ is so last year: the hottest word on everyone’s tongue? Upgrade.”  The Globe and Mail.  March 29, 2008.

Essays (on the Artist’s Work)

Noémi Fortin, “Rockhounding, Seafaring, and Other Material Tales for the End of the World,” The Goose, Volume 18, No. 1, Winter 2020.

Isa Tousignant, “The overflowingly meaningful art of Kelly Jazvac,” exhibition essay for Lamina Stamina, 2018

Jonathan Griffin, “Transcendant Trash Wads: An Ongoing History of Recalcitrant Lumps,” 2017

Alison Cooley, “Sharp and Numb,” exhibition essay Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 2017

Kirsty Robertson, “Plastiglomerate,” essay in e-flux journal, no. 78, December, 2016.

Ginny Kollak, “A Stratigraphic Fiction,” exhibition essay, 2016.

Cora Fisher, “The Future We Remember,” exhibition essay, 2016.

Ella Dawn McGeough, “IN MY FAITH…” Garden Avenue Project exhibition essay, Summer 2015.

Ian Cofre, “An other land.. and also in our own,” Projekstrom Normanns exhibition essay, June 2015.

Jon Davies, “Kelly Jazvac: No Promises, No Demands,” Oakville Galleries exhibition essay. November 2013.

Jacob Korczynski, “Surface Tension,” Oakville Galleries exhibition essay. September 2013.

Nicholas Brown, “Enthusiasm,” Red Bull 381 projects exhibition essay. October 2010.

Jonathan Griffin, “Kelly Jazvac,” Space Studios catalogue essay. February 27, 2009.

Katie Bethune-Leamen, “The Way I Are.” Blackwood exhibition essay.  January 21 2009.

Katie Bethune Leamen, “Sticky. Droopy Slumpy Peely or “Inchoaaaaaaaaaaaate!”(as if yelled into a canyon).” YYZ exhibition essay. September 5 2008, Available at http://www.yyzartistsoutlet. org/exhibitions.asp?ID=238

Jeanne Randolph, “Read Car.” Toronto Sculpture Garden Exhibition Essay. October 3 2007.

Lucy Pullen, “So you want to think freely!”  Production Studio Exhibition Essay. April 8 2005.

Articles Published

The Synthetic Collective (Ian A. Arturo, Sara L. Belontz, Tegan Moore, Kirsty Robertson, Kelly Wood, Kelly Jazvac, Heather Davis, Kelly Wood, Christina Battle), A DIY Fieldguide to Reducing the environmental Impact of Art Exhibitions. 2021. 

Corcoran, P.L, Johanna de Haan Ward, Ian A. Arturo, Sara L. Belontz, Tegan Moore, Carylyn M. Hill-Svehla, Kirsty Robertson, Kelly Wood, Kelly Jazvac. “A comprehensive investigation of industrial plastic pellets on beaches across the Laurentian Great Lakes and the factors governing their distribution,” Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 747, 10 December 2020, 141227.

Corcoran, P.L., Jazvac, K. “The consequence that is plastiglomerate.” Nature, 1, 6–7 (2020).

Sara L. Belontz, Patricia L. Corcoran, Heather Davis, Kathleen A. Hill, Kelly Jazvac, Kirsty Robertson, Kelly Wood, “Embracing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Plastics Pollution Awareness and Action" in Ambio, 2019.

Kelly Jazvac, “Noni Knows,” ALMANAC, edited by Maggie Groat, published by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Spring 2017.

Kelly Jazvac, “Thin, not flat: new prints by Sasha Pierce,” Open Studio exhibition essay, June 2015.

Patricia Corcoran, Charles Moore and Kelly Jazvac, “An anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record.” GSA Today. Vol. 24 No. 6, June 2014.

Kelly Jazvac, “Conglomerate Moment: Interview with Amy Brener.”  Moire online magazine.

Kelly Jazvac, “On Parts You Can’t See: a Conversation between Polly Apfelbaum and Kelly Jazvac.” Kitchener: Old Mill Books, 2013. Published by Robert Linsley.

Kelly Jazvac, “Sasha Pierce: Tessalations.” Canadian Art Online, December 17th, 2013.

Kelly Jazvac, “The Self-Aware Stage-craft of Robert Hengeveld’s Living Sculptures.” Exhibition essay for Eastern Edge. Fall, 2013

Kelly Jazvac, “Older, Sadder and This Time All in White: exhibition review.” Border Crossings, Winter 2011.

Artist Lectures

2023      Panelist, “Exposer sans limites,” The Canadian Cultural Centre, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris
2023      Panelist, “Art et écoconception : une esthétique du suffisant pour les expositions de demain ?” The Canadian Cultural Centre, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris
2022      Artist Presentation,, Sustainability Conference, Concordia University
2022      Artist Lecture, Memorial University, Cornerbrook, NF
2021      Artist Lecture, Parsons’ The New School, NY
2021      Artist Lecture, University of Victoria, BC 2021      Artist Lecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 2021      FIERMAN Gallery, New York 2020    Artist Lecture, Memorial University, NL 2019      Artist Lecture, McEwen University, Edmonton, AB 2019      Artist Lecture, Ujazdowski Castle CCA, Warsaw, Poland 2019      Artist Lecture, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB 2019      Invited speaker for Broken Nature exhibition symposium, Milan, Italy 2018      Canadian Art Magazine panel on Climates, Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, ON 2018      The Work of Wind Land Air Water, at Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON 2018      SGC International Conference: Altered Landscapes. Las Vegas, Nevada 2018      Artist Lecture, McGill University, Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Montréal, PC 2018      Art Metropole, Toronto, ON 2018      Plastics Pollution and Interdisciplinary Working Methods, Penn State University (with the Synthetic Collective) 2017      Artist Lecture, e-flux, New York 2017      Mountains and Rivers without End, Symposium at Western University, London, ON 2016      Running with Concepts, University of Toronto Blackwood Gallery, Missisauga, ON 2015      The Smithsonian American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. 2015      Projekstrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway 2014      Western University, Insight: Visual Arts Graduate Student Symposium, London, ON 2013      Concordia University, Montreal QC
2011      Museum London, London, ON
2011      Red Bull Projects, Toronto, ON
2010      The Power Plant, Sunday Scene, Toronto, ON 2009      NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2008      Space Studios, London, U.K.
2008      Interaccess Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008      Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2007      Open Space, Victoria, BC
2006      Laboratorio Artealmeda, Mexico City, MX
2006      Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC 
2006      Camosun College, Victoria, BC
2005      The Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC