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Synnöve Seidman

Artist member since 2019
Kelowna, British Columbia

I make art to try and understand my place in the world. I am thinking about how I experience reality and the human experience. I have an abiding interest in the restorative power of beauty and how it is perceived. I believe that beauty offers a balm for the anxiety of modern life. I am asking the question: Does the world embody beautiful ideas? What is symmetry, what is the memory of a beautiful feeling, how does that relate to mortality and anxiety? My work is by no means an answer but an exploration of the questions.

I studied art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto. I developed a strong love for Italy and studied Italian and art restoration at L'istituto Europe in Florence Italy. I recently moved from Toronto to Kelowna BC.


Work


Inside the Studio


Q+A

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

The Brickworks, the ravines running of the Bayview Extension, Kensington Market

Beverage of choice

Cocktail: Negroni

Favourite musical artist / band right now

really like the Black Pumas right now

Coffees per day and from where

2 at least from my espresso machine

How long have you been creating art?

tempted to say all my life, but professionally for 10 years

Favourite artist(s) right now

Amy Sherald, Tina Berning

Upcoming Exhibitions
September 5-8, 2019

Barker Hangar, Los Angeles
The Other Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
Summer Group Show

2019

Creatio Gallery, Lake Country BC
Summer at Ex Nihilo

2019

Better Living Center, Toronto
The Artist Project

2018

Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
IDS

Accolades
2017

Emerging Artist
Okanagan Arts Council

Press
2019

The Artist Project
Studio Visit

2018

Create Magazine
Artist Feature

2017

Art Maze Magazine
Feature

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