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Kellen Spencer is an Alberta-based visual artist, and printmaker whose practice examines the connection between residential redevelopment, memory, and the notion of home. By documenting changes in neighborhood where he lives, Kellen sees the home as a place to unearth past memories, and to question future cycles of housing demolition, construction, and gentrification.

In 2018, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Print Media at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), and was the recipient of the Board of Governor’s Graduating Student Award. His printed works have recently been included in group exhibitions at VIVIANEARTThe Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH), and the John B. Aird Gallery. He is currently producing a new series of etchings with support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts out of his garage studio. Prints from the series will be included in his upcoming solo exhibition, Between the Sidewalk and the Horizon at Casa in Lethbridge.

Alongside his art practice, Kellen works as a Junior Survey Crew Lead and CAD Tech on various construction projects across southern Alberta. He takes inspiration from the building processes he sees in the field, and occassionally references them in his prints, often in the form of discarded lumber, concrete foundations, and stockpiles and excavations.