Kaley Flowers is a ceramic artist currently based in Toronto.
Inspired by avatars, meme culture and online communities, she attempts to
understand the fleeting nature of the Internet through the permanency of
ceramic from. Flowers documents, transforms, and
preserves digital ephemera, to better understand our relationship to technology
and the virtual spaces between. Her work
is a constant endeavour to comprehend and navigate time in a nonlinear fashion,
whether that is through memorializing a viral meme, encapsulating a Bitcoin
wallet, or reinventing a Palaeolithic Venus.
Currently, organic patterning and natural forms that 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).