is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC.
Her art practice incorporates intricately handmade objects with immersive, innovative theatre creation. Devoted to a thoroughly handmade, DIY process, Keely’s work includes puppetry in miniature and enormous scales, immersive installations, imaginative ephemera, and interactive experiences. As a community engaged arts educator Keely creates and facilitates participatory and collaborative artwork with community members and organizations. Deeply site-responsive and engaged with questions of place, home, and belonging, Keely's work aims to celebrate the potential for creativity and community in the place and people around her.
She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University.
Keely's Projects Elsewhere
Check out www.keelyobrien.ca to view more of Keely's work!