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kolesarslavka@gmail.com

Tel 250.946.6035


H E L L O

I live in Fernie, BC, Canada.

I love large trees, observing the clouds and what reveals itself when I take the time to look.

I have a BFA in visual studies and art history from the University of Toronto, and training as an early childhood educator.

I am currently illustrating a picture book with Groundwood Books which will be published in 2019.


I HAVE WORKED FOR

The United Nations Postal Administration

The Toronto & Ottawa Public Libraries

Groundwood Books

Les Éditions Planète Rebelle

Health Sciences Association of BC

The Canadian Association for Prenatal Education

Taproot Magazine


PICTURE BOOKS & PROJECTS

The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson, forthcoming publication by Groundwood Books, 2019

Ulysse by Suzanne De Serres, published by Planète Rebelle, 2018

TD Summer Reading Club illustrator, 2017

La Légende de Carcajou by Renée Robitaille, published by Planète Rebelle, 2017

Le Nom de l'Arbre by Stéphanie Bénéteau, published by Planète Rebelle, 2015

Caracol by Maricarmen Mendoza, published by Nostra Ediciones, 2008


ACCOLADES

Governor General’s Literary Award 2017, Finalist (La Légende de Carcajou)

3x3, Silver (Le Nom de l'Arbre)


EXHIBITIONS

2011 | 20in11, Woodward Gallery, NY

2010 | Although Changed I Rise Again the Same, Fernie Arts Station, BC, Canada

2006 | Seeds, United Nations Headquarters, NY

2004 | First Light, United Nations Headquarters, NY