Current/Upcoming Exhibitions and Projects:

King Mouse written by Cary Fagan published by Tundra / Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, released September 24, 2019
Finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Award in Illustrated Literature

“Graceful and perceptive in both illustration and text, the timeless theme is particularly pertinent today.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews

An illustrated children's book written by Helaine Becker published by Owl Kids Books, to be released Spring 2020
Characters and puppets for Sheldon The Shrew, an animated short, to be released - TBD
Solo Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. May, 2020

Past Exhibitions:
The Official HELLO KITTY 45th Birthday Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Opening June 29, 2019”Pop Surrealism & Figurative” Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Opening May 18, 2019
”Psychedelia” Group Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. February 23, 2019
Art Collector’s Starter Kit, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. December 1-28, 2018
LA Art Show w/Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California. January 23-27th, 2019
Re-interpretation of Lucifer The Cat, for the Disney Villains Campaign
Art Collector’s Starter Kit, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
PERCH, The work of Dena Seiferling and Stefanie Staple, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton and Calgary
THE CREEPING MUSEUM, 45°33'11.9"N 122°40'20.3"W, Portland, Oregon
CITIZENS OF CRAFT, Group Exhibition, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
DREADING THE SOUND OF AN AXE, Group Exhibition, Central Public Library, Calgary
CURATED, Bowness Community Centre, Calgary
CITIZENS OF CRAFT, Group Exhibition, Alberta Craft Council Feature Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
NEW CRAFT COALITION Fall Sale 2016, Festival Hall, Calgary
NEW CRAFT COALITION Spring Sale 2016, Festival Hall, Calgary
Market Collective December 2015, Chinese Multi-Cultural Centre, Calgary)
MAKE IT! – The Handmade Revolution, Northlands Centre, Edmonton
ACAD Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
Coming Up Next – Exhibition – Contemporary Fine Craft By Emerging Artists, Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton

About the Artist..


Dena Seiferling is a graduate of and educator at the Alberta University of Art. You can find her most days working on drawings and needle-felted art in her studio world where mice can dance and bears can talk. Dena lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and two children.

“The art that I make, drifts somewhere between a childhood fantasy
and an adult’s reality. I enjoy hybridizing hypothetical human and animal experiences, drawing parallels between the two, triggering empathy
as well as creating a connection to the viewer in a very personal way.

I enjoy working with graphite, exploring character, narrative and environment through my drawings. Some of these drawings are completed with colour. Others evolve through the form of needle felted sculptures and dioramas. I incorporate raw wool, wire, wood, feathers and other found objects. Working with wool is challenging yet provides a wonderful texture and ease of movement; a perfect medium to capture the magic, whimsy and thoughtfulness that I strive for in my work.”