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Synnöve Seidman - Contemporary Artist

The perfume of  flowers  as you walk by, the sound of  music floating in the distance, bright sunshine or dusky light, these elusive sensual experiences layer to make a moment stand alone.  Singular moments strung together make a life and yet they can't be grasped.  That’s what I am working on here, honouring a transient meaningful moment of beauty. Leaving it open to another possibility or interpretation. My work is known for embracing colour, femininity and maximalism in compositions that mesh abstraction and illustration. I have always found possibilities slightly more interesting than facts. The mystery of being alive never leaves me and the wonder of being on the edge of all that I don’t know leaves me dazzled and curious. All the beauty and all the suffering we live through, all the sunsets and starry skies are contained within. These pieces are portals into wonder and possibility, maybe puzzles that are slightly unsolved. Moving back and forth across the continent pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to grapple with my identity as a mother, an artist and a lover of beauty. My work is an invitation to ponder the question of the value of beauty in this present time with all the conflicts and division and yet, love and possibility. 

I was born in Toronto, Canada, a first generation Canadian of Finnish descent. Fortunately I was raised in an artistic and unconventional family. I moved between the city and rural countryside throughout my childhood. After attending a fine arts high school I studied art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Following that I travelled to Florence Italy to continue studying Italian and art. My current work in mixed media is self taught. 

Currently living in Montreal, Canada



University of Toronto, Art History 1991-1995

Istituto Europeo, Florence Italy, Integrative Language and Fine Art 1997, 1998

Masterclass with Ingrid Christensen, Figurative Painting, 2016

MATS Creating Collections for Home Decor,2017

MATS Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers 2017


2022 June Gallery Merrick, Victoria BC 


2022 September, Superfine Art Fair NYC

2022 March, Mixed Media Online Demo, Opus Art Supplies 

2022 March, Artwrk/Solo Show, Inviting Rain, Online 

2021 October, Artwrk/ Solo Show, Wonder Studies, Online - Canada

2020 April, The Other Art Fair, Online - Los Angeles

2019 September, Barker Hangar Los Angeles, The Other Art Fair​

2019 July, Summer Group Show, Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto​

2019 June, Solo Show Kelowna Innovation Centre​

2019  May-July, Creatio Gallery, Ex Nihilo Vineyard, Lake Country BC​

2019 May 11,  Kelowna Art Gallery Fundraiser​

2019 February 21-25 , 12th Annual Artist Project, Toronto.  Juried Art Show and Sale​

2018 December, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyard

2018 September 20-23, IDS Vancouver,  ​

2018 May-June, Slanted Door Gallery Cafe, Toronto ​

2018 February 22-26 , 11th Annual Artist Project, Toronto.  Juried Art Show and Sale​

2017 October , Downtown Gallery, Arts Council of Central Okanagan, Kelowna Juried Exhibition ​

2017 June 1 - July 15, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC

Canada 150 Art Show​

2017 February - April 2017, Artscape - Juried Exhibition Program, Kelowna BC, Okanangan College Library 

2016 November, The Handmade Pop-up , Curated Online Gallery

2016 October, Downtown Gallery, Arts Council of Central Okanagan, Kelowna Juried Exhibition 



Earls Kitchen & Bar

Richardson GMP Private Client

Wax Cabin Candle Co


2019, Minted X West Elm Design challenge winner

2018, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist 

2017, Nominee Okanagan Arts Award, visual arts category


Meet The Others Interview with Canvas Blog by Saatchi

Studio Visit, Artist Project 2019

Create! Magazine, Online Feature January 2018

Interview with Real Talk, Girls in Tech  August 2017

ArtMaze Mag, Late Summer Print and Digital Edition, 2017  


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