Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

2021    (forthcoming) Plastic Heart: Surface All the Way Through, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, ON 2021    (forthcoming) two person exhibition with Mathieu Lacroix at MacBride Contemporary, 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

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

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

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
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