School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL: 2014-2016

            Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Fiber and Material Studies Department

Mount Allison University (MTA), Sackville, NB: 2007-2011

            Bachelor of Fine Arts, Triple Major: Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting





Solo Exhibitions


(*indicates juried)

2017:  *Tesselescence (Struts), residency/exhibition, Struts Gallery Inc, Sackville, NB

2017:  limitless future, limited reflection, curated, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL

2017:  *Galleryfill (part of Reasonable Grounds), Third Space gallery, Saint John, NB

2014:  Potsherds, curated: Lucien Durey, HAUNT Gallery, Iceland

2014:  Potsherds, curated: Anitra Hamilton, Satchel Gallery, various locations

2013:  7 Propositions, the Vault Gallery, Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

2012:  Waste Warrior Women of the Post-Saskatchewan Apocalypse, Vault Gallery, Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

2011:  Becoming, for The Living Is Easy series, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB


Group Exhibitions


2018:  Roll Call, curated: Bryn Jackson/Jenn Cooper, Sugar Space, Indianapolis, IN

2018:  *Edging Forward, IPCNY, New York, NY

2018:  *Beyond Words, curated: Danny Floyd, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017:  *In Your Head, curated: Meg Noe, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017:  *Property, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL

2017:  Drawing, curated: Randy Alexander, Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017:  We need to talk…, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2017:  On the Far Side of the Marchlands, curated: Moreshin Allahyari/Daniel Rourke, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, DE

2017:  Plastic Rhymes, curated: Ali King, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK

2016:  *Occupation(s), Studio XX, Montréal, QC

2016:  Virtual Object, curated: Frank Ragano, form & concept, Santa Fe, NM
2016:  *150th Gala, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016:  MFA Show 2016, curated: Kelly Schindler, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2016:  *A specific amalgam of spirit and dirt, aka artist-run, Saskatoon, SK

2014-16:  *Repetition, with Ink Slab Printmakers, provincial touring (Saskatchewan)

2014:  Alumni Exhibition, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Sackville, NB

2014:  EYJA, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013-16:  Under New Management, curated: Suzanne Carte/Su-Ying Lee, national touring (Canada)

2013:  RePRO:2014, curated: Kimberley Rush, Communication Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012:  PAL, Powwow, Seoul, South Korea

2012:  aka Members Show, curated: Lisa Baldissera, aka artist-run gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2011:  BMO 1st ART!, curated: Dawn Cain, MOCCA Gallery in Toronto, ON

2010:  *The Archive and Everyday Life Visual and Media Arts Exhibition, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON




2018:  Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant

2018:  Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artist Grant

2017:  Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

2017:  Schering Foundation, Berlin, DE

2015-16:  Arts, Science & Culture Collaboration Initiative Grant, Chicago, IL

2015:  SAIC Second Year International Graduate Scholarship, Chicago, IL

2015:  SAIC Graduate Studies Travel Grant, Chicago, IL

2015:  Fiber and Material Studies Haystack Conference Fellowship, Chicago, IL

2015:  Ox-Bow Merit Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI

2014:  SaskFestivals Project Grant, Saskatoon, SK

2013-14:  Placemaker Program, Saskatoon, SK

2013:  SaskCulture Capacity Building Grant (w/aka artist-run), Saskatoon, SK

2013:  Winter 2013 Member's Production Fund, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK

2012:  Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant, Regina, SK

2011:  BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition, Toronto, ON

2011:  Fine Art Departmental Award, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

2010/11:  Marjorie Young Bell Fine Art and Music Award, Sackville, NB

2010/11:  John P. Asimakos Award in Painting, Sackville, NB

2010:  Crake Junior Research Fellowship, Sackville, NB

2008-10:  J.E.A. Crake Foundation Scholarship, Sackville, NB

2008-09:  Mary K McKean Scholarship, Sackville, NB

2007-11:  University Scholarship (Dean’s List), Sackville, NB

2007:  E.B. Pulford Scholarship (Top Incoming B.F.A. Portfolio), Sackville, NB




2017:  *Galleryfill, Third Space gallery, Saint John, NB

2013:  *Found Compressions One and Two, Placemaker Program, Saskatoon, SK

Numerous Private Collections




2016-18:  *HATCH Projects, curated: (Cesáreo Moreno, Claude Isé, Franck Mercurio, Jennifer Scott), Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017:  *Open Studio, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, Sackville, NB

2015:  *Altered States with Claire Sherman/Valerie Hegarty, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

2014:  *SÍM Residency; Reykjavík, IS

2013:  *New Noise; Soi Fischer Thematic Residency; Artscape Gibraltar, Toronto, ON

2012:  Graven Feather Studio, Toronto, ON

2012:  *Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS

2012:  *Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

2011:  *Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT




Haftner, Keeley. “Fiber Metaphors Weavers Don’t Hate: An Interview with Tim Ingold.” Bad at Sports. (January 30, 2018). <>

Haftner, Keeley. “On, In, and Around the Line: An Interview with John Murchie.” Bad at Sports. (December 19, 2017). <>

Miller, Geordie. “Art, Waste, and the Hyperobject: Keeley Haftner’s Landfill of Unwanted Art.” Visual Arts News. (Fall 2017). p. 31-32.

“Alumni Story: Keeley Haftner ’11.” Mount Allison University. (October, 2017).

Haftner, Keeley. “One or Three Chairs: Interview with Michael J. Golec.” Bad at Sports. (October 17, 2017). .

“Artist of the Week: Keeley Haftner.” LVL3 Gallery. (October 3, 2017).

Haftner, Keeley, et al. What Is?, ed./essay: “Untruthful Material,” Chicago, USA: Public Access. (September, 2017). p. 50-72.

Haftner, Keeley. “Appreciating the Weirdness: An Interview with Ina Blom” Bad at Sports (July 25, 2017). <>

Haws, Emily. “Tin Can Beach Turns to Waste for Art’s Sake.” Saint John, NB: Telegraph-Journal. (July 3, 2017).

“Documented Dialogues No. 2: Keeley Haftner & Mark Booth.” Chicago Artists Resource. (May, 2017).

Haftner, Keeley. "Taking the Line for a Walk: Interview with Piers Secunda" Bad at Sports (May 3, 2017).

“Akimbo Hit List: Keeley Haftner.” Akimbo. (June 21, 2017).

“Property.” Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and Roman Susan Art Foundation. (April 30, 2017). p. 72.

Haftner, Keeley. “Through Either Side: Interview with Simon Anderson.” Bad at Sports. (April 12, 2017). .

Haftner, Keeley. “Active Sorrow: Interview with Morehshin Allahyari.” Bad at Sports.  (March 1, 2017). .

Haftner, Keeley. “Digital Dark,” Public Access 18 Feb 2017 ed.

“20 Shows We Want to See in 2017.” Canadian Art Magazine. (January 2, 2017).

Allahyari, Moreshin et al., The 3D Additivist Cookbook, Amsterdam, NL: The Institute of Network Cultures, 2016, p. 247-252 ed.

“Filament Findings.” Arts, Science & Culture Initiative Graduate Collaboration Grants, UChicago. YouTube. (August 8, 2016).

Zahara, Alex. “Bringing Waste to Public Spaces: A Discussion with Saskatoon Visual Artist Keeley Haftner.” (April 29, 2014).

Charlton, Jonathan. “Artist Hopes to Spark Discussion with Piles of Plastic.” Saskatoon, SK: The StarPhoenix. (November 13, 2012).




2018: Roundtable, for Roll Call exhibition at Sugar Space, Indianapolis, IN

2018: Artist Talk, “Energy Well Spent: Complexity and Complicity in Ecologic Production,” Open Engagement 2018, Queens Museum, New York, NY

2018:  Workshop, “Crochet with Plastic Bags”, Thomas Hirschhorn’s What I can learn from you. What you can learn from me., Remai Modern, Saskatoon, SK

2017:  Artist Talk, “Waste Patterns: Transforming Trash, Obsolescing, Tessellating, and Other Related Complexities,” A Handmade Assembly, Sackville, NB

2017:  Artist Talk, Third Space gallery, Saint John, NB

2016:  Artist Talk, “On Environment,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016:  Workshop, Closed Loop 3D Printing, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2016:  Workshop, Closed Loop 3D Printing, (Keeley Haftner and Will McFadden), Hack Arts Lab, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016:  Artist Talk, “Artist-as-Curator,” Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2015Presentation, “Closed-Loop 3D Printing,” AASHE 2015 Conference and Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education, Minneapolis, MN





2018:  Presenter, Open Engagement: Sustainability, New York, NY

2017:  Exhibitor, A Handmade Assembly, Struts Gallery Inc, Sackville, NB

2017:  *Exhibitor, Photophobia, (Super Vague), Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, ON

2017:  Exhibitor, Transmediale (Ever Elusive: 30 Years of Transmediale), Berlin, DE

2016:  *Exhibitor, Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM

2015:  Resident, “Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process,” Haystack Mountain Conference, Deer Isle, ME

2013:  *Exhibitor, King Street Alt Film Festival, Toronto, ON

2012:  Exhibitor, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, curated: Shauna McCabe, Graven Feather Studio, Toronto, ON

2012:  *Exhibitor, ARTwalk, aka artist-run, Saskatoon, SK

2010:  Exhibitor, “The Archive and Everyday Life,” John Douglas Taylor Conference, Hamilton, ON

2010:  Performer, 5th Annual Symposium of Art: To Face the World On My Own Again, independent performance, Sackville, NB

2010:  *Performer, OK, Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival, independent performance, Sackville Music Hall, Sackville, NB

2009:  Performer,14th Annual Symposium of Art: You Gave Me Strength to Stand Alone Again, independent performance, Sackville, NB




2017:  What Is?, (Tammi Campbell, Felipe Steinberg, Karen Reimer, Ai Weiwei*), essays: Michael Golec, Hannah Pivo, Keeley Haftner, Public Access, Chicago, IL

2016:  Digital Dark, (Heather Dewey-Hagborg, !Meddiengruppe Bitnik, Damon Zucconi, Cybertwee), essay: Veronica Sines, Public Access, Chicago, IL

2016:  *A specific amalgam of spirit and dirt, (Ben Reeves, Sean Weisgerber, Ambera Wellmann, Keeley Haftner), aka artist-run, Saskatoon, SK

2014:  Street Meet (Indigo (Shallom Johnson): BC, Sirvis (Sean Fawcett): SK, Laura Hale: SK, Roadsworth (Peter Gibson): QC), Saskatoon, SK

2013:  Street Meet (Akos (Corey Bulpitt): BC, Shelley Miller: QC, Robyn Love: NFL, David LaRiviere: SK, Dex Fernendez: Philippines), Saskatoon, SK