curriculum vitae

Keeley Haftner – Canadian b. 1985


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

 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


Selected Exhibitions (*indicates juried)


2017: Form, Function, Fabulous, curated: Tom Burtonwood, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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: by Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster, form & concept (formerly Zane Bennett Gallery), 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, essay: by Chris Down, 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: by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee, national touring (Canada)

2013:  RePRO:2014, curated: by 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: by Dawn Cain, MOCCA Gallery in Toronto, ON

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


2017:  *Galleryfill (part of Reasonable Grounds), Third Space Gallery, St. John, NB

2014:  Potsherds, curation/essay: by Lucien Durey, HAUNT Gallery, Iceland

2014:  Potsherds, curated: by 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, the Vault Gallery, Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

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


Public Works

2017:  *Galleryfill, Third Space Gallery, St. John, NB

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



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

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 Centre, Johnson, VT



2015:  AASHE 2015 Conference and Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education (Presenter), Minneapolis, MN

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

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



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

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


Festivals/Events (*indicates juried)

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

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

2013:  King Street Alt Film Festival, Toronto, ON

2012:  Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, curated: by Shauna McCabe, independent project, Graven Feather Studio, Toronto, ON

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

2010:  15th Annual Symposium of Art: To Face the World On My Own Again, independent performance, Sackville, NB

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

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


Curatorial Projects:

2017:  What Is?, (Tammi Campbell, Felipe Steinberg, Karen Reimer, Ai Weiwei*) 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 (Akos (Corey Bulpitt): BC, Shelley Miller: QC, Robyn Love: NFL, David LaRiviere: SK, Dex Fernendez: Philippines), Saskatoon, SK

2013:  Street Meet (Indigo (Shallom Johnson): BC, Sirvis (Sean Fawcett): SK, Laura Hale: SK, Roadsworth (Peter Gibson): QC), Saskatoon, SK

Selected Grants and Awards

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

2015: Fiber and Material Studies Haystack Conference Fellowship

2015: Ox-Bow Merit Scholarship

2014: SaskFestivals Project Grant

2013-14: Placemaker Program

2013: SaskCulture Capacity Building Grant (in partnership with aka artist-run centre)

2011: New Brunswick winner of BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition

2011: Fine Art Departmental Award, Mount Allison University

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

2010/11: John P. Asimakos Award in Painting

2010: Crake Junior Research Fellowship

2008-10: J.E.A. Crake Foundation Scholarship

2008-09: Mary K McKean Scholarship

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

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


Selected Bibliography:

Allahyari, Moreshin & Rourke, Daniel (ed.), The 3D Additivist Cookbook, Amsterdam, NL: The Institute of Network Cultures, 2016, p. 247-252