Keely Hopkins is an artist and curator living and working in Kjipuktuk (so-called Halifax) since 2020. They will be conferred a BFA in Photography from NSCAD University (October 2023) and hold a BSc in Biology from the University of Lethbridge (2019).
Keely has exhibited in multiple group shows in Alberta and Nova Scotia, curated the 2023 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, and coordinated the 2023 NSCAD Graduation Catalogue. They were shortlisted for the NSCAD Student Art Award in Photography in 2022 and 2023, and had their debut solo exhibition funded by the Roloff Beny Award in February 2023.
The foundation of their work is photography, which often builds into sculpture and installation. Keely frequently examines topics of language, land, body, science, and photography in their work, and has a growing interest in spirituality and iconography in a ecological context.