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Keely Hopkins is a settler artist based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Born in Sikoohkotoki (Lethbridge), Alberta on Treaty 7 Territory, Hopkins completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Art History in 2019 at the University of Lethbridge before pursuing visual art at NSCAD University. They graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2023.

Hopkins’ practice is built on a photographic foundation that incorporates sculpture and video. Highly experimental, they focus on material and a process-based approach to make work. Hopkins is interested in speaking directly to the historical link between science and photography to explore objectivity, interconnectivity, time, and awe. 

Hopkins had their solo exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery funded by the Roloff Beny Scholarship, and was shortlisted for the 2022 and 2023 NSCAD Student Art Award in the ‘Photography’ category.

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