The Orion
Lecture Series in Fine Arts

Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:

Kelly Jazvac

Visiting alumni artist


7:30 – 9:00 pm (PST)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 


Free & open to the public via Zoom


Presented by UVic’s Department of Visual Arts
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Featured image: “Smocking Mouth” (Kelly Jazvac, 2017)


A plastic approach to art

Kelly Jazvac is a Canadian artist based in Montréal and an MFA alum of UVic’s Visual Arts department. She is also part of a plastic pollution research team called The Synthetic Collective, which includes scientists, artists, art historians, philosophers and writers who work together to sample, map, understand and visualize the complexities of plastics and micro-plastics pollution in the Great Lakes Region. The work of this research group is highly influential on Jazvac’s artistic practice.

Jazvac currently has exhibitions at The Musée D’Art Contemporain (Montréal), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), and (forthcoming) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Her recent exhibitions include the Eli and Edyth Broad Museum (East Lansing), Ujazdowski Castle CCA (Warsaw) and FIERMAN Gallery (New York). Her work has been written about in National Geographic, e-flux Journal, Hyperallergic, Art Forum, The New Yorker, Canadian Art Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail. Her collaborative art/science research has been published in scientific journals including Nature Reviews, GSA Today, and Science of the Total Environment


About the Orion Fund

Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.

The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting  artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.

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