ARTIST STATEMENT
I consider myself both a collage artist and a storyteller. Sometimes my work is a short story, sometimes it’s a novel. But it’s always surreal, full of observations about the absurdity of daily life or conversations with the cities I’ve lived in, visited and loved.
My practice grew from my love of making photo collages in my former newspaper career as a graphic artist – only now I do this by hand, using my own photos combined with historical images and paper in a dreamlike form of narrative. The ability to layer these images with colours and textures, historical maps, newsprint and found items inspires me to create multi-layered landscapes of both fiction and history. I love to work with the bizarre, the comical, the outlandish – while working, I always keep the words of an artist who inspires me, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, in the back of my mind: “You can do anything. Nothing is forbidden.”
BIOGRAPHY
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.
EDUCATION
2016-20    Advanced study in painting certificate    
                  Emily Carr University
                  of Art & Design, 

                  Vancouver, BC 
2015          Self-directed residency    
                  Berlin, Germany
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021         IMMIX 2021: Fine Arts Meets Movies, Books, Music  
                 'They Sentenced Me To 20 Years Of Boredom' on display   
                 International online show (September 4 – October 4, 2021)
2021         Salon 15 
                 Propeller Art Gallery   
                 Toronto, Ont. (March 10 – April 3; online only)
2021         Parallel Dimensions   
                 Collage Artists of America   
                 Studio City, CA (February 2021; online only)

2021         Mail Art: unlimited Dada   
                 Propeller Art Gallery   
                 Toronto, Ont. (January 20 – April 20; online only)

2019         Luminescence IV   
                 Deer Lake Gallery   
                 Burnaby, BC

2018         Bombay Sapphire Artisans 
                 Series (finalist)   
                 Gallery Jones   
                 Vancouver, BC

2018         Local Abstractions   
                 South Surrey Arts Centre   
                 White Rock, BC 

2017         Fall for Arts   
                 Maury Young Arts Centre   
                 Whistler, BC
2017         Anonymous Art Show    
                 CityScape Community Art Space
                 North Vancouver, BC
SOLO, TWO- & THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2021        The Gallery at The Cultch
                 Vancouver, BC (September 2021; online only)
                 (with Seema Shah)

2021         Vancity window installation
                 Robson and Denman
                 Vancouver, BC (February – April 2021)

2021        The Gallery at The Cultch
                 Vancouver, BC (February 2021; online only)
                 (with Marliese Eilers and Valerie Arntzen)
2021         Pandemic postcards series
                 Diafano exhibition (forthcoming summer 2021; online only)
                 Barcelona, Spain

PUBLICATIONS
2021         La Source, "Ginger Sedlarova's Pop Art Collages," February 23, 2021
                 http://thelasource.com/fr/2021/02/22/les-collages-pop-art-de-ginger-sedlarova/
                 (Original in French)
2021         Creators Vancouver, “Ginger Sedlarova @ The Cultch,” September 7, 2021
                  https://creatorsvancouver.com/ginger-sedlarova-the-cultch/
WRITING
2021         Kolaj Magazine, "Collage In A Dangerous Time – The Astonishing Friedl Dicker-

                 Brandeis," Issue #33, pages 34-39