Kaley Flowers explores ideas of digital culture, online
trends, and technology in relation to nature, through a mythology of characters
and the creation of “cyber-artifacts”.
This practice is the attempt to solidify the fleeting, virtual imagery
of our past and present into tangible objects. Ceramics are an ancient and
lasting material, and through the use of traditional craft methods, whether it
is a meme, GIF, Bitcoin wallet, avatar or online relic of the past, Flowers can
transform these digital objects into physical form. Within the current climate crises, organic
patterning and natural forms that flux and collide with highly detailed
technological imagery are increasingly informing her work.
Flowers is a graduate of OCAD University and works as an
Artist-in-Residence at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Her work has been shown internationally and
across Canada in galleries such as Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco), The
Hole (NYC) and the Dunlop Gallery (Regina).
In 2019, Flowers attended ACRE Artist Residency (Chicago) and the Picnic
Art Festival (Shanghai), and was awarded Juror’s Choice at the Salt Spring
National Art Prize (Canada).