Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist who resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Lycan’s work investigates the way objects and images are placed and displayed in the world and the cycle of value they experience.
She employs photography and sculpture in order to engage them beyond medium specificity. Lycan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the US, Europe, and the Middle East, including solo exhibitions at Ag Galerie, Tehran, Iran (2018); Burrard Art Foundation, Vancouver (2016); Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto (2015-16); Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2014); SFU Gallery, Burnaby (2014); Or Gallery, Vancouver (2011); and Gallery TPW, Toronto (2009). Lycan also collaborated from 2005-2015 with the artist collective Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective that have exhibited widely.