Catherine Telford Keogh

Assistant Professor

Catherine Telford Keogh is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is concerned with fantasies and promises embedded in objects that breakdown through an amalgam of material relations and biological processes. She foregrounds material agency and the half-life of images to investigate the cohabitation of incongruous materials while highlighting systems of excessive consumption under capitalism. 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 has held recent solo exhibitions at  Helena Anrather (New York); Erin Stump Projects (Toronto); Roberta Palen (Toronto) and UWAG (Waterloo). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at 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); among others. Telford Keogh has received grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2020. She is an artist-in-residence at the Pelling Laboratory for Augmented Biology at the University of Ottawa where she is currently examining the biodegradation of petrochemical products.