Kelly Jazvac


Kelly Jazvac, Associate Professor (Visual Arts Studio Sculpture and Installation)
M.F.A., University of Victoria, 2006
B.A., University of Guelph, 2003


Kelly Jazvac works primarily in installation, sculpture and collage. Her mostly abstract works explore possible connections between material quality, surface, consumerism, and desire. Alongside geologist Patricia L. Corcoran and oceanographer Charles J. Moore she is one of the primary researchers of “Plastiglomerate,” a composite material that forms when plastic melts and bonds with debris and natural forms. In turn, these transform into new cultural creations denoting our current geological period.


2013, PARK, Oakville Galleries. Curated by Jon Davies
2013, Impel with Puffs, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto
2012, Thermoloaded, Louis B. James Gallery, NYC


2013, Surface Tension, Oakville Galleries. Curated by Jacob Korzynski
2013, More than Two. The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery. Curated by Micah Lexier
2013 (forthcoming) Touch the Moon. Louis B James Gallery, NYC.  Curated by Kristen Lorello
2013 (forthcoming) curated by_ vienna 2013. Mauroner Gallery, Vienna. Curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll

Recent MFA Supervision

Kelly O'dette
Lea Bucknell
Liza Eurich
Daniel O'Connor
Barbara Hobot
Tegan Moore

Recent Courses

VAS 3320 Advanced Sculpture and Installation
VAS 2220 Sculpture and Installation
VAS 2274 Art Now
VAS 9541B/9544B Graduate Studio Seminar
VAS 4499X Cohen Explorations Project: A collaborative installation course with NSCAD University
VAS 4430 Practicum