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's artworks are made primarily from scrap plastic salvaged from the advertising industry. As such, they probe connections between the permanence of disposable materials and the promises of commercial images . Simultaneously, she engages in interdisciplinary plastic pollution research with a team of scientists, artists and writers.  A result of this work has been the description and study of “plastiglomerate:” a new hybridized stone made from molten plastic debris and naturally occurring sediment such as sand, wood and rock.  Jazvac’s recent exhibitions include Rock Record, at Fierman Gallery, New YorkA Stratigraphic Fiction at The Berman Museum, Philadelphia; Organic Situation at Koenig and Clinton, New York; An other land... and also our own at Prosjekstrom Normanns, Norway; and Rocks, Stones and Dust at Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Her work has been written about in e-flux, Hyperallergic, The Huffington PostMagenta Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Brooklyn Rail. She is represented by Fierman Gallery, New York. She has upcoming exhibitions at the CAC Brétigny in Paris and Museum London. 


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