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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 exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG), Casa Lethbridge and the John B. Aird Gallery.

Alongside his art practice, Kellen works as a Surveyor in an oil sands mine, flying drones and 3D scanning the mine footprint to generate maps that assist in planning and design. He takes inspiration from construction sites and open landscapes, often referencing these sites in his prints.