Ginger Sedlarova is a Canadian collage artist and storyteller whose work bridges history, ideas and surrealism. Her collages mix images with colours and textures, maps, newsprint and found items, creating multi-layered landscapes of both fable and the past. These collages observe and celebrate people and the marks they leave on our world. She appreciates images and ideas that are eccentric, historical, colourful, that have rhythm. Her objective is to connect with a viewer through imagery and movement, showing them a moment in time or inspiring their own tale through her compositions.
Her art grew from a love of making photo collages in a former career as a graphic artist on magazines and daily newspapers. Now she does this by hand, without an editor looking over her shoulder while she works. She has two practices, one based on fact and one based on fiction. Her fact-based practice revolves around the historical and genealogical, chronicling true stories. The fiction practice involves play, colour and contrast, composing visual tales that come from pictures in her mind. Favourite elements include flowers, fruit, dots and Magritte pipe-smoking fish in bowler hats. When working, she keeps the words of an artist who inspires her, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, in the back of her mind: “You can do anything. Nothing is forbidden.”
Ginger Sedlarova is a collage artist, painter and photographer who worked as a graphic artist for decades in both daily media in Vancouver and on newspapers and magazines in Central Europe. Prague, Czech Republic is her second home. Her former career inspired her love of working with photos and composition, but now that she doesn’t have an editor looking over her shoulder while she works, she loves to play and indulge in the unexpected. A Beatlemaniac, Sedlarova lives in Burnaby, B.C. with her husband and two rescue cats. Her work has appeared in galleries and shows in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. 

2022            Artists in the Archives residency Kolaj Magazine in conjunction with the
                     Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, VT, May 7 – 22, 2022 

2016-20      Advanced painting certificate   Emily Carr University of Art & Design
2015            Self-directed residency   Berlin, Germany

2021            Collage Works   The Gallery at The Cultch, Vancouver, BC
2021            Vancity window installation   Robson and Denman, Vancouver, BC
2021            1+2+3   The Gallery at The Cultch, Vancouver, BC
2021            Pandemic postcards   Diafano exhibition, Barcelona, ES

2023            True Colours  The Gallery George, Vancouver, BC, October 4 – 29
2023            Tanec v Kolážích (Dance in Collages)   House of Music, Pardubice, CZ
2022-23      Artists in the Archives: Community, History & Collage   
                     Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, VT (residency, book, exhibition),
2022            Koláž v zahradě (Collage in the Garden)  Rothmayerova vila, 
                     Muzeum města Prahy, Prague, CZ

2021            IMMIX 2021: Fine Arts Meets Movies, Books, Music   
                     International online group show

2021            Salon 15   Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
2021            Parallel Dimensions   Collage Artists of America, Studio City, CA
2021            Mail Art: unlimited Dada   Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
2019            Luminescence IV   Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2018            Local Abstractions   South Surrey Arts Centre, White Rock, BC 
2018            Bombay Sapphire Artisans Series (finalist)    Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC
2017            Anonymous Art Show   CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, BC
2017            Fall for Arts   Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler, BC

2022            Artists in the Archives   Maison Kasini (book), featured artist
2022            Collage Your Life   Storey Publishing (book), featured artist
2022            Creators Vancouver   “The Pretty Things,”

2021            La Source   “Les collages pop art de Ginger Sedlarova,”

2021            Creators Vancouver “The Viola Player,”
2021            Creators Vancouver   “Ginger Sedlarova@The Cultch,”

2021-22      arTHANKS   A project in the Lower Mainland to give artwork to front-line workers
                    as a thank you for their work during the pandemic, founder

2022            Artists in the Archives: Absence in the Archive   online artist talk,
                     Middlebury, VT
2021            Politics in Collage residency seminars, Kolaj Magazine  
                     two presentations on Friedl Dicker-Brandeis' agit-prop posters, speaker

2021            Collage Works   online artist talk, The Gallery at The Cultch,

2021            Kolaj Magazine   "Collage In A Dangerous Time – The Astonishing Friedl
                    Dicker-Brandeis," Issue #33

2021            1+2+3   online artist talk, The Gallery at The Cultch,

2022            Artists in the Archives   work acquired as part of a limited edition portfolio
                     of prints collected by and housed at the Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, VT

2022            Artists in the Archives.  work acquired as part of a limited edition portfolio
                     of prints collected by and housed at the Kolaj Institute, Burlington, VT
                     Canada    Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto
                     England   London

2021            Award of Merit   Luxembourg Art Prize