Catherine Telford Keogh

Assistant Professor

Catherine Telford Keoghuses found and formed images and materials to compose sculptures and installations through a series of accumulations. Her work is concerned with fantasies and promises embedded in objects that breakdown through an amalgam of material relations and ecological processes. She positions encounters with commercial artifacts in incongruous, unstable medleys where they take on – or shed – familiar meanings. Drawing from field research, biology, earth science, feminist theory and science fiction, she employs open-ended processes that involve decomposition, scent, chemicals, and metabolism, to transform commodity objects that circulate through deferred possibility. Selected group exhibitions include Galeria Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon; Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; Public Gallery, London; Someday Gallery, New York; Bronx Museum, New York; Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Thkio Ppalies, Cyprus, and Interstate, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include, Shelf Life, Helena Anrather. New York; Circuit Trouble, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Nervous System, Helena Anrather, New York and Dental Dam, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo. Telford Keogh received an MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art and an MAR in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Yale University. She lives and works in Brooklyn.