Catherine Telford Keogh

Assistant Professor

Catherine Telford Keogh (born 1986, Toronto, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores networks of containment, circulation and consumption that structure the bonds between language, biomatter, commodity objects, and waste. Through sculpture she foregrounds material agency and the half-life of images to investigate the cohabitation of incongruous materials while highlighting systems of excessive output 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 ESP, Toronto; Helena Anrather, New York; Roberta Palen, Toronto; University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, and exhibited at Galeria Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon, Portugal; Arsenal Contemporary Art, Toronto; Bronx Museum, New York; Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal; Art Museum, Toronto; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Thkio Ppalies, Cyprus, and Interstate, New York. She is an artist-in-residence at the Pelling Laboratory for Augmented Biology at the University of Ottawa where she is examining the bacterial metabolism of waste through sound and biodegradation to speculatively explore the politics of entangled life across spatial and temporal scales.