Morgana Series #3, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 32"
Mirage Series #8, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 36"
Global Harmony Series #9, 2004
acrylic on canvas, 18" × 48"
Strings of Spring #2, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 66.25" × 18.75"
Strings of Spring #3, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 25.75" × 41"
Lotus Series #15, 1989
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 38"
Harmonics Series Dark #7, 1988
acrylic on canvas, 39" × 15.5"
Seka Owen - Artist Biography
Seka Owen (RCA, ASA) was born in 1931 in Zagreb, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia). She attended the Academy of Music and studied Microbiology at the University of Zagreb. She immigrated to Canada in 1955 and began pursuing her passion for fashion and interior design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her extensive educational background has given her a deeper understanding of forms and colours. Owen initially took up painting as a therapeutic method for coping with her father's severe paralysis - her passion blossomed into a fully-fledged career in the arts.
In 1977, Owen earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta. She was an active participant in Edmonton's School of Formalism. Her works are composed of assemblages of bright colour, laid over subtly stained grounds. The unusual and often dramatic colour effects she achieves imbue her works with an expressive quality that sets them apart from those of her contemporaries. Her work is described as "post-painterly abstraction" and "abstract expressionist." Owen's work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and London, England.
"To paint a picture is an exploratory extension of my own observations and interest in the world. In other words, it is the interpretation of my inner world which my senses have transmitted to me and my subconscious has retained" - Seka Owen
Calgary Allied Arts Foundation - Calgary, AB
Imperial Oil - Calgary, AB
Yugoslavian Academy of Art and Science - Zagreb, Croatia
The Alberta Arts Foundation - Edmonton, AB
General Assembly - Ottawa, ON
University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
Richmond Art Gallery - Richmond, BC
Provincial Government - Edmonton, AB
Servus - Edmonton, AB
Federal Government, Department of External Affairs - Ottawa, ON
Art Gallery of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
Osaka Gas Engineering Co - Osaka, Japan
Miloni Trading & Marketing Ltd - Vancouver, BC
Petris Importers Ltd - Vancouver, BC
Evitco - Edmonton, AB
Capital City Savings - Edmonton, AB
2015 - Collector's Gallery of Art, Calgary, AB
2014 - Artpoint Gallery, Calgary, AB
2013 - Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011- Visual Arts Alberta Association, Edmonton, AB
2011 - Axis Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
2006-9 - AFA Travelling Exhibition, Alberta, Canada
1993 - British Columbia House, London, UK
1993 - Connexion Art Centre, Fredericton, NB
1992 - Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 - Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB
1990 - Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1989 - Wade Gallery, Los Angeles, US
1989 - Shayne Gallery, Montreal, QC