As an artist, curator, and instructor, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn’s career has been dedicated to engaging the public with the arts. She is a world renowned artist whose works are displayed in homes around the globe. Larisa works in a variety of mediums with a preference for watercolours. She has displayed her paintings throughout South America, in Europe, and across Canada. Her exhibits have been unveiled by royalty and diplomats, bringing attention to global issues related to the environment and humanitarian causes. Major exhibits include “Flowers of the Bible”- a collection of images from the first testament shared by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith communities, “Celebrating Women” – honouring the pride, passion and perseverance of Canadian women, and “Flowers of the Americas”- a fundraising project for the World Wildlife Fund which was inspired by her passion for the environment.
Larisa’s bench mark exhibit “Dance Me…” was an educational collaboration in which she involved students from Victoria School for the Arts (Edmonton) to create a multi-media tribute to Canadian icon Leonard Cohen. With this event Larisa ventured into the realm of digital art and projection imagery which lead to further collaborations on stage productions with the world renown Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Viter Ukrainian Dancers, and 7 time Juno nominee Jazz pianist John Stech.
In addition to many of her own travelling exhibits, Larisa has carried forward her passion for sharing knowledge through the arts, by curating and designing exhibits for the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta, Oseredok Gallery (Winnipeg), Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts at the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), Grupo Li Gallery (Caracus), Botanical Gardens Gallery (Geneva) and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Toronto).
Larisa has taught illustration and watercolour painting for two decades. From kindergarten classrooms to rehabilitation hospitals and university studios she has equally enjoyed creating lesson plans for elementary school, ‘artist in residence’ placements, physically challenged students, as well as composing the syllabi for undergraduate courses at The Kings University in Edmonton. All the while, she continues to mentor emerging artists of all ages across the country.
Larisa’s academic background includes a BFA in Art & Design (1981) and a MA in Ukrainian Folklore (2016) from the University of Alberta. She recently returned to academia to complete a PhD (’23) in Media and Cultural Studies focusing on Canadian graphic narratives, specifically the works of Ukrainian Canadian cartoonist Jacob Maydanyk (1891-1984). Recognized for her knowledge of Ukrainian Canadian Folklore and Cultural history, Larisa recently developed online courses, SLAV 399 – Early Ukrainian Canadian Culture (Spring 2020 – online) and FOLK 204 – Forms of Folklore (Fall 2020 – online) for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.
In the fall of 2022, Larisa was appointed the Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography at the University of Alberta.
In her role as the Kule Chair, Larisa teaches four courses per year and attends to a variety of research projects including exhibit installations and publications. She also serves as a community liaison for the Kule Folklore Centre and acts as a mentor for graduate students funded by scholarships managed by the Kule Folklore Center.
The Kule Chair is dedicated to teaching folklore and media studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Courses offered incorporate interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities related to general folklore, mythology, and Ukrainian customs and traditions. Recent and upcoming courses include:
- FOLK 204 – Forms of Folklore
- FOLK 205 – History of Folklore Studies
- SLAV 204 – Slavic Mythology & Folklore
- SLAV 320 – Ukrainian Canadian Culture
- SLAV 399/MTS 499 – Special Topics – Comics, Memes & Tattoos
Detailed information about each course can be accessed HERE.
In addition to teaching undergraduate courses, the Kule Chair currently convenes meetings for the Kule Folklore Graduate Research Assistants and supervises practicum students in the BFA printmaking program.
As the Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography, Larisa’s current research focus is on the visualization of cultural identity in the context of print and digital media expressions. Two ongoing projects include the development of The Maydanyk Digital Archives (a website dedicated to the cartoonist Jacob Maydanyk 1891-1984) and the Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic (a digitally interactive public installation created from the original printing blocks used in the printing of the newspaper Український голос/Ukrainian Voice and other Ukrainian Canadian periodicals between 1910 and 2018). She recently presented at the Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference in May on the topic of Visualizing Solidarity: Wearing Propaganda – Tracing the materiality of identity and ideology from the letterpress to silkscreened imagery on t-shirts and festival paraphernalia.
Detailed information about Larisa’s research projects can be found HERE.
Larisa’s work is grounded in a philosophy that as an artist she creates for a future she will not see, but hopes to inspire.
(updated August 6, 2023)
2017 – University of Alberta – Alumni Recognition of Artistic Achievement
2010 – University of Alberta – Alumni Honours Award
2005 – Global Woman of Vision Award
2002 – City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Arts Achievement Award
2023 – PhD – Media and Cultural Studies
2016 – Master of Arts – Ukrainian Folklore – University of Alberta
2012 – Banff Centre – Performance and Projection Bootcamp
1981 – BFA – Art & Design – University of Alberta
1976 – Strathcona Composite High School – Edmonton, AB
2015 – Women Learning Code
2012 – Banff Centre – Performance & Projection Boot-camp
1994 – Edmonton Art Gallery – Watercolour classes
1990 – EPSB Continuing Education – Watercolour Classes
1989-95 – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – “WORD, ADOBE, COREL” – Staff In-services
1989-95 – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – “Working with the Disabled” – Staff In-services
1980-85 – Computer programing – EPSB – Continuing Education
2022 – Present – Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography, University of Alberta
2022 – Present – Interim Curator or the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives – University of Alberta
2016 – 2022 – Kule Folklore Centre (KuFC), University of Alberta – Community Liaison
2018 – 2020 University of Alberta – MLCS – Instructor (SLAV399 & FOLK204) Online
2006; 2007; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2017; 2018 – Winter – The King’s University – Art211 – Illustration – Sessional Instructor
2013 – 2021 Kule Folklore Centre (KuFC), University of Alberta – Research Assistant
1994 – Present – Self-employed artist (Art By Larisa)
1989 – 2000 – Arnold Publishing Ltd. – Illustration and Layout Artist
1989 – 1994 – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH) – Recreational Therapist (Art Therapy)
1980 – Present – Kazka Productions Ltd. – Artist/Illustrator/Project Manager
ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE
FOLK205 – History of Folklore Studies (in-class) University of Alberta
FOLK204 – Forms of Folklore – Instructor (online) University of Alberta (2020; 2022)
SLAV204 – Slavic Folklore and Mythology (in-class) University of Alberta (2022)
SLAV 399 – Comics, Memes and Tattoos (in-class) University of Alberta (2022)
SLAV399 – Early Ukrainian Canadian Culture (online) University of Alberta (2019, 2020)
SLAV399 – Early Ukrainian Canadian Culture (in-class) University of Alberta (2018)
ART211 – Illustration (in-class) The King’s University (2006 – 2018)
SECONDARY & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARTIST RESIDENCY
2022 – St. Martin Elementary School – Edmonton, AB
2017 – A.L Horton School – Vegreville, AB
2013 – Present University of Alberta USchool Program
2013 – Collaboration with aboriginal storyteller/author – David Bouchard
2003-04 – Saskatoon Ukrainian Bilingual Program – Guest Artist in Residence
2003-05 – Winnipeg Ukrainian Bilingual Program – Guest Artist in Residence
1998 – Present – Artist in Residence
Edmonton Public Schools – Regular, Ukrainian, and Aboriginal Programs
Edmonton Catholic Schools – Ukrainian Program
Norquest College – Guest Instructor ESL Program
SELECTED ART SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Watercolour Paintings)
2016 – Poppies & Podushky – Solo Exhibit – Reflection on her MA Thesis. Edmonton: ACUA.
2013 – “Pouring Paint” – Solo Exhibit – An exploration of new techniques – Kings University, Edmonton.
2012 – “A Little Illumination” – Solo Exhibit – An exploration of light from candles – Edmonton: UCAMA.
2011 – “Poppies From My Palette” – Featuring new pieces exploring ink and watercolour on paper – Ottawa, ON.
2012 – “Flowers of the Bible/Квіти Біблійі”– Lviv, Ukraine: Project Prosvita.
2012 – “Prairie Dreamscapes” – Group Exhibition of Alberta Artists, Toronto: KUMF.
2010 – “An Ensemble of Colour” – 40th Anniversary commission for the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Unveiling of an 8-panel watercolour painting depicting 40 years of dance costuming.
2008/09 – “Dance Me…” Feature Artist – Int’l Leonard Cohen Festival – Solo Exhibit, Edmonton, AB
2008/09 – “Painting Stories” – Government of Alberta – Historic Sites. A Retrospective exhibition featuring illustrations by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn for Kazka Productions Ltd. that were published in the 1980s.
2004/05 – “Celebrating Women”- A solo, 9 city touring exhibit of 25 paintings honouring Canadian women. 10 Canadian city, touring exhibition of 24 paintings created by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. Commissioned and hosted by the National Council of Women of Canada in: Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Jasper, Vancouver, and Victoria.
2003 – “Baba’s Garden” Solo Exhibition, Featured summer exhibition. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village: Alberta Historic Sites.
1998-2000 – “Flowers of the Bible”- A solo, 10 city touring exhibit of 25 paintings created by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. Commissioned by the Flowers of the Bible Society. Hosted by the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada in: Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Oakville, Ottawa, and Toronto.
1998 – “Kalyna in the Country”, Solo Exhibition, Mundare, AB: Basilian Fathers Museum.
1997 – “A Collection of Colours”, Solo Exhibition, Geneva Botanical Gardens, Geneva, Switzerland.
1997 – “Blossoms of Colour”, Solo Exhibition, Victoria, BC.
1995/96 – “Flowers of the Americas” – A solo, 6 country touring exhibition co-sponsored by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and hosted by:
- Oct 1995 – Citadel Theatre – Edmonton, AB.
- Nov 1995 – Toronto Botanical Gardens.
- Dec 1995 – Guayaquil, Ecuador – Museo Municipal de Guayaquil, Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco.
- Jan 1996 – Punta Del Este, Uruguay – World Wildlife Fund (Argentina), Canadian Embassy (Uruguay).
- Feb 1996 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Villa Ocampo, World Wildlife Fund (Argentina), and Canadian Embassy (Argentina).
- Mar 1996 – Caracas, Venezuela – Grupo Li Gallery, Royal Bank of Canada, and Canadian Embassy (Venezuela)
- May 1996 – Geneva, Switzerland – World Wide Fund for Nature – International, City of Geneva, Geneva Botanical Gardens. Opening remarks by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
1994 – “Festival of Poppies”, Solo Exhibition, Winnipeg: Pantages Theatre.
1994 – “Wildflowers”, Solo Exhibition, Edmonton: Walterdale Theatre.
1993 – “Festival of Poppies”, Solo Exhibition, Edmonton: Citadel Theatre.
1993 – “Edmonton Art Club Annual Exhibit”, Juried Group Exhibition, Edmonton: Edmonton Art Gallery.
MAJOR COLLECTIONS (SELECTED WORKS)
Larisa’s original watercolour paintings can be found in the following selected collections:
- Buckingham Palace (London, England),
- Canadian Embassy (Caracas, Venezuela),
- Canadian Embassy (Kyiv, Ukraine),
- Korean Embassy (Montevideo, Uruguay),
- Gutzwiller & Sons Banquiers (Basel, Switzerland),
- Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC, USA),
- His Beatitude Patriarch Bartholomew (Athens, Greece)
Canadian: The Salvation Army Agape Hospice (Calgary),
- Imperial Oil Canada (Calgary)
- Ukrainian Embassy (Ottawa)
- Shevchenko Foundation (Winnipeg)
- Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Edmonton)
- Edmonton Catholic School Board (Edmonton)
- Carpathia Credit Union (Winnipeg)
- Cherkawsky Law (Edmonton)
- Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Calgary)
- Veselka Ukrainian Dancers (Edmonton)
- Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble (Saskatoon)
PERFORMANCE PROJECTIONS, ANIMATIONS, AND VIDEOS
2022 – “Domovyk” (Stage Production) Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn: Character Design and Backdrop Projection design. Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Society. Calgary, AB.
2020 – Kolomeyka Challenge, International video collaboration for Dance Week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLlK48FLxk&t=7s
2020 – Vesnivka – Remediated animation of Kazka publication
Ukrainian version: https://youtu.be/T5MMs3c_pX4
English version: https://youtu.be/1OG7VanBoO0
2017 – “Domovyk and His Magical Ukrainian Journey” – Stage Production. Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn: Character design and backdrop projection design – Sopilka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Winnipeg.
2015 – “Exploring Sound”, Jazz Piano: John Stetch, Choreography: Anastasia Maywood & Tatiana Cheladyn, Projection Design and Animation: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. A collaborative exploratory multi-media production sponsored by the University of Alberta and the University of Cape Breton. Edmonton: Art Gallery of Alberta.
2013 – “Ukrainian Canadian Visual Artists” Produced and Directed by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Edmonton: UCC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBYrk53WXFM
2013 – “Prekracne Malyarstvo”, Featuring the animated painting Privit by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn Edmonton: Veselka Dancers. http://www.veselka.ca/about-us.html
2012 – “Bud’mo Cheremosh”. Projection Design and Animation: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Choreographer: Mykola Kanavets Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton:Meyer Horowitz Theatre.
2010 – Cheremosh 40th Anniversary Gala. Projection Design and Animation: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Choreographer: Mykola Kanavets, Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton: Expo Centre.
2009 – “Pioneer Suite” – Viter Ukrainian Dance Ensemble – Co-director and Projection Design: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Choreographers: Tasha Orysiuk, Les Sereda, Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton: Eva O Howard Theatre.
2009 – “Tower of Song” – Celebrating Leonard Cohen. A Cohenights production. Projection Design: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Music and Lyrics: Leonard Cohen, Choreographers: Joanne Lowry, Maria Chia, Tatiana Cheladyn, Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton: Jubilee Auditorium.
2008 – “Dance Me…” International Leonard Cohen Festival. A Cohenights production. Artistic Director and Projection Design: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. Music and Lyrics: Leonard Cohen, Choreographers: Joanne Lowry, Maria Chia, Tatiana Cheladyn, Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton: Citadel/Shoctor Theatre.
2008 – “Famous Blue Raincoat”. Artistic Director and Projection Design: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn. Music and Lyrics: Leonard Cohen, Choreographers: Joanne Lowry, Maria Chia, Tatiana Cheladyn, Performed by: Jordon Dowler-Coltman, Technician: Nico Van Der Kley. Edmonton: Citadel/Shoctor Theatre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0l9nCiW-to
CURATED EXHIBITS, DISPLAYS, AND INSTALLATIONS
“Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic” – Pending unveiling Spring 2024
“Out of the Kiln – Sharing Traditions in Clay” – Exhibit – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator), Hosted by ACUA – Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts. Pending installation – upcoming – November 2023).
“Dumy MoЇ – My Thoughts” – Exhibit – Dmytro Yesypenko and Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curators), Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta, (March 2023).
“Thomas & Lena Gushul” – Jelena Pogosjan & Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curators) Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta, 2022.
“Threads that Connect” Exhibit – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator), ACUA – International Ukrainian Textile Symposium, February 2021.
“Embroidered Memories” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer), Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, June 2-30, 2020.
“Embroidered Memories” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer), Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Toronto – April – June 2019.
“Images of Faith, Hope, and Beauty” (Trunk exhibit) – The Works of Wadym Dobrolige, (2018) – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer), Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB – Dec 2018 – Jan 2019.
“Love Letters from the Past”- Travelling exhibit. (2018) Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curator), Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta.
“Embroidered Memories” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer), Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB – November 2018. Virtual walk-through: https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPTjWGmQC8usqLVBQohgT6PcsaGtEB6hYWPGkUB
“Images of Faith, Hope, and Beauty” – Dr. Jelena Pogosjan, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curators) – Kule Folklore Centre – Enterprise Square December, 2017- January, 2018
“Five Waves of Inspirations” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer) – Calgary Public Library, Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) – July, 2017.
“Five Waves of Inspirations” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer) – Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) – May 2017.
“Lest We Forget…” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer)– Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta, October 2016.
“Journey to Canada” – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Andriy Nahachewsky, Maryna Chernyavska, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curators), Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Designer) – Kule Folklore Centre: Edmonton. July, 2016.
“Boys & Girls” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (illustration & Design). Illustrated adaptation of Alice Munro’s story – exhibited at “Comics Medium in the Museum”, UAlberta Rutherford Library, October 2016.
“Baba’s Coat” – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Curator/Designer). A retrospective of paintings by Peter Shostak. Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. (Date pending).
“Making a New Home” – Andriy Nahachewsky, Maryna Chernyavska, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Co-curators), Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Designer) Edmonton: Kule Folklore Centre, 2015.
“Stitched Narratives” – Anne Bissonette, Larisa Cheladyn, et al. (Co-curators) – HECOL Gallery, University of Alberta, April 2015.
“What’s New?” – Co-participant – UAlberta Museums and Services, Enterprise Square, April, 2015.
“Vasile Avramenko: A Legacy of Ukrainian Dance”, eds. Onufrijchuk, Roman and Irka Balan. Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (Layout & Design), Winnipeg: Shevchenko Foundation, 2006.
PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS/ LECTURES AND TOURS
2023 – “Visualizing Solidarity: Wearing Propaganda” – Paper presentation – Canadian Association of Slavists – Annual Conference – Toronto, ON
2022 – Decorating Spring Eggs with Afghan and Ukrainian refugee children. Guest participant: Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Facilitated by, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn.
2021 – “4000 Printing Blocks: The Ukrainian Press Legacy Project – UAlberta – Folklore Lunch Lecture https://youtu.be/UISZ2QQbG60
2021 – “Women Who Influenced Ukrainian Embroidery in Canada (April 2021) Threads that Connect Conference. Cosponsored by ACUA and MacEwan University.
2019 – “Ukrainian Canadian Wedding Traditions”. Cosponsored by: ACUA (Edmonton), Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Toronto).
2019 – “Embroidered Memories”, Guest Lecture, Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Toronto).
2018 – “Embroidered Memories”, Guest Lecture, Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB.
2018 – “Flashback to 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Comics of Jacob Maydanyk” – International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, Bournemouth, UK.
2017 – “Creating a Sense of Place One Stitch at a Time: The role of embroidered pillows in the Ukrainian
Canadian community” – Transcending Connections 2018, MLCS Graduate Student Conference, University of Alberta.
2018 – “Images of Faith, Hope, and Beauty”, Presentation and Tour, Enterprise Square: Kule Folkore Centre.
2017 – “Past Imperfect – The Ukrainian Canadian Experience” Guest Lecture and Tour, Art Gallery of Alberta.
2017 – “Five Waves of Inspiration” Guest Lecture and Tours, Edmonton: Art Gallery of Alberta.
2017 – “Creating a Sense of Place One Stitch at a Time: The role of embroidered pillows in the Ukrainian – Canadian community” – Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home. University of Birmingham, UK, Ironbridge Institute Conference – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 – “The Arts and Cultural Identity” – Conference Presentation – Ukrainian Canadian Congress Triennial Conference, Regina, SK.
2016 – “Ukrainian Canadian Embroidery – Folk Art or Fine Art?” – UAlberta Guest Lecture MLCS 204
2016 – “History of Ukrainian Embroidery in Alberta” – Guest Speaker, Costume Society of America – Western Region Conference. Edmonton, AB.
2016 – “Pillow Talk” – Vegreville Pysanka Society – Vegreville, AB
2015 – “Embroidered Memories” – Guest Speaker, UAlberta Dept. of Finance – Conference
2015 – “Collecting Embroidery” – Reflecting on Summer Fieldwork & Research” – Keynote Speaker, Ukrainian Self Reliance League Luncheon. Edmonton, AB
2015 – “ACUA – 35th Anniversary Keynote Address” – Edmonton, AB.
2015 – “Embroidered Memories: The Ukrainian-Canadian Embroidered Pillow” – Student Poster Presentations, Human Ecology, University of Alberta.
2015 – “Collecting Memories: The Ukrainian Canadian Embroidered Pillow” – Guest Speaker, Alberta Pioneer Association, AGM, Edmonton, AB.
2014 – “History of the Rusalka Ukrainian Dancers in Calgary”- Keynote Speaker, Friends of the Ukrainian Folklore Centre, AGM, Edmonton, AB
2012 – “Prince Philip Opened My Exhibition” – Kyiv Konnection 2012 – Keynote Speaker – Ukrainian Foundation for College Education – McEwan University.
2008 – “Interpreting the Works of Leonard Cohen” – Guest Lecturer – International Leonard Cohen Festival, Edmonton, AB
2004-05 – “Celebrating Women: Honouring the Pride Passion and Perseverance of Canadian Women” – Guest Lecture Tour. Sponsored by the National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC). Presentations in: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal (2004/05).
1999-2000 – “Flowers of the Bible” – Guest Lecture Tour. Sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Association of Canada. Presentations in: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
PUBLISHED BOOKS AND PAPERS (AUTHORED)
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk (2023) “Maydanyk’s Memories: A Juxtaposition of Time and Space”. PhD dissertation. Open Access: https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/maydanyks-memories/dissertation/3-the-maydanyk-archives
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk (2022) “The Ukrainian Press Mosaic Project: Remediation as an Approach to Preservation”. In Zakhidn’okanads’kyi zbirnyk on Ukrainian-Canadian visual art and photography . Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada: Toronto. Open Access: https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-nbr1-7z07.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk (2022) “Life’s Lessons Taught on the Streets of Winnipeg – The Didactic Art of Jacob Maydanyk”. In Zakhidn’okanads’kyi zbirnyk on Ukrainian-Canadian visual art and photography. Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada: Toronto. Open Access: https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-nbr1-7z07.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (2021) Threads That Connect. Edmonton: Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts. (e-Publication: https://www.flipsnack.com/78AEEE66AED/threads-that-connect-exhibition-catalogue/full-view.html)
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (2019) Vuiko Shtif Writes Home. In “Love Letters from the Past: Courtship, Companionship & Family in the Ukrainian Canadian Community”. Edmonton: Kule Folklore Centre.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (2019) “Forgotten Immigrant Voices: The Early Ukrainian Canadian Comics of Jacob Maydanyk”, in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Birmingham, UK. DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2019.1666020
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (2017) Five Waves of Inspiration, ACUA: Edmonton.
Nahachewsky, Andriy, Maryna Chernyavska, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, (2017) Journey to Canada, Edmonton: Kule Folklore Centre.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk (2016). Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, “Stitched Narratives: The Ukrainian Canadian Embroidered Pillow” Master’s Thesis, University of Alberta, 2016.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (2004) Celebrating Women, Ottawa: NCWC.
Cheladyn, Larisa Sembaliuk, (1999) Flowers of the Bible, Edmonton: Ecclesia Publishing.
PUBLISHED DIGITAL BOOKS
2021 – Threads That Connect, e-Catalogue – Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (author)
Ukrainian Version: https://www.flipsnack.com/78aeee66aed/-/full-view.html
2017- “Like Mother, Like Daughter”, Digital Narrative, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, http://philome.la/artbylarisa/like-mother-like-daughter/play
PUBLISHED BOOKS (ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN, and LAYOUT)
Savedchuk, Lesia (2017), Футболні детективи [Football Detectives], Illustrations: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Calgary: Iskra Books.
Nahachewsky, Andriy, Maryna Chernyavska, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (2017), Journey to Canada, Edmonton: Kule Folklore Centre.
Onufrijchuk, Roman and Irka Balan (2006), Vasile Avramenko : A Legacy of Ukrainian Dance, Winnipeg: Shevchenko Foundation.
Prescribed texts for the Junior High Social Studies Curriculum’s in Alberta and Ontario:
Marcotte, Nancy Sellars, (1993), Ordinary People in Alberta’s Past, Edmonton: Arnold Publishing.
Galvin, K. (1991), A Quebec Experience, Edmonton: Arnold Publishing.
Marcotte, Nancy Sellars, (1989), Ordinary People in Canada’s Past, Edmonton: Arnold Publishing.
Supplementary reading for Ukrainian Bilingual Programs in Canada, USA, Australia and the UK. Also, used as supplementary reading for Early Childhood ESL Programs in Ukraine.
Gulutsan, Lena Hryhor, Gene Zwozdesky, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (1980) The Mosquito’s Wedding*, Edmonton: Kazka Productions.
Gulutsan, Lena Hryhor, Gene Zwozdesky, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (1982) Snow Folks*, Edmonton: Kazka.
Gulutsan, Lena Hryhor, Gene Zwozdesky, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (1987) Spring Serenade*, Edmonton: Kazka.
Gulutsan, Lena Hryhor, Gene Zwozdesky, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (1988) The Enchanted Christmas Tree*, Edmonton: Kazka.
Gulutsan, Lena Hryhor, Gene Zwozdesky, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (1989) Sing-a-long Treasures, Edmonton: Kazka.
*Denotes “Canadian best-seller” having sold over 10,000 copies worldwide
PUBLISHED AND RECORDED INTERVIEWS
“The Role of the Artist in Times of War” – Ellipses Thinking – Episode 3, Podcast. March 2022. https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vMzkxNTk1L3Jzcw/episode/MTZiYzNlMmEtYzRhYy00MTNjLTk2ZjAtYTkzY2VkYWM1Njlk
“Ukrainian artist converts ammo boxes to religious icons, shifting death to life”, Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton: Edmonton Journal. 2017. http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/local-arts/ukrainian-artists-converts-ammo-boxes-to-icons-shifting-death-to-life
“The Four Seasons” Unveiling Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble 40th Anniversary Project. Saskatoon: Kontact. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v84aW-tjF0&authuser=0
“Five Waves of Inspiration” Toronto: Kontact. 2017
Cathedral Connection – St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church Newsletter – April 2017 – Edmonton
“The Artist’s Process – ‘An Ensemble of Colour’” Producer/Writer/Director: Gail Currie, Edmonton: KAPOH Productions. 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAKPPJd-tUU
CLOTHING & TEXTILE DESIGN
2018 – The Irises – Silk scarf design for Alberta Network of Immigrant Women, Calgary, AB.
2017 – The Four Seasons – A collection of scarves celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble in Saskatoon, SK.
2016 – Silk scarf – Featuring the painting “Poppies and Wheat”.
2004 – Silk scarf – Featuring poppy image “National Pride”. Produced by the NCWC.
2006 – “LaParka Vinok” – Featuring the image “Vinok”. Manufactured by Linda Lundstrom Inc.
EXHIBITION GRANTS & PROJECT FUNDING
2023 – Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League – Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic Project
2022 – St. John’s Cathedral Foundation – Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic Project
2021 – SUS Foundation – Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic Project
2020 – Shevchenko Foundation Research Grant – Ukrainian Voice Legacy Mosaic Project
2016 – Ukrainian Pioneers Association – “Embroidered Memories” production
2016 – Shevchenko Foundation – “Embroidered Memories” exhibit installation
2005 – Shevchenko Foundation – “Painting Stories – Kazka Retrospective”
1997 – Canadian Western Diversification – for “Flowers of the Bible” Millennium Exhibition
1995 – Sponsorship for “Flowers of the Americas”
- Royal Bank of Canada – Venezuela, Canadian Embassy in Venezuela, Canadian Embassy in Argentina, Canadian Embassy in Uruguay, World Wildlife Fund – International, Geneva Botanical Gardens, Toronto Botanical Gardens.
SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES
2022 – Henry Kreisel Scholarship in Canadian Literature
2020-21 – Jennette Bayduza Award – University of Alberta
2019 – Metro Gulutsan Memorial Scholarship – University of Alberta
2018 – Stephen and Olga Kuzyk Education Bursary
2017/20 – Kuryliw Scholarship
2015 – Slavic and East European Studies 75 Anniversary MA Scholarship
2015 – Gregory & Julie Patrick Award in Ukrainian Culture
2015 – Kawulych Ukrainian Folklore Graduate Award
2014/15 – 2015/16 – Kuryliw Scholarship
2021 – Volunteer Participant – Canvas Canada – Fund Raiser. Hosted by Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts/ Canadian Ukrainian Art Foundation (Edmonton/Canada)
2019-2021 – Participant – Masterpieces in Miniature – Fundraising Art Sale for Wellspring Art Therapy Program – Sherwood Park.
2020 – Volunteer Participant – Show Your Colours – Fundraiser – Edmonton Intercultural Society
2019 – Volunteer Adjudicator – Shevchenko Foundation – National REACH Arts Mentorship and Residency Awards
2018 – Alberta Network of Immigrant Women, Calgary, AB. Volunteer Advisor – Marketing and Promotion.
2016 – 2018 – Volunteer Advisor – Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta (UCAMA) – Executive Committee
2007 – Present – Volunteer Adjudicator – Shevchenko Foundation Annual National Bookmark Art Competition
2005 – Present – Volunteer Board Member – Friends of the Kule Folklore Centre – (President, Past Pres, Secretary)
2000 – 2010 – Volunteer Board Member – Vinok Worldance Folkloric Ensemble
1995 – 1996 – Volunteer Board Member – Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts