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VLADIMIR KABELIK

  • 1951 (Zlin, Czechoslovakia)
  • Master of Arts degree from FAMU (Academy of Film and Television Arts), Prague
  • Published in Czech media and participated in numerous photographic activities
  • First solo exhibit at the Czechoslovak Writers Gallery in downtown Prague
  • Started his professional career as a writer and motion picture director for “Krátký Film” studio
  • Freelance work for Czech Television and Radio Prague
  • Produced mainly documentaries (some of them dealing with the subject of photography)
  • Awarded the Silver Pin by the Guild of Czech Photographers
  • Interrogated by the secret police because of his contacts with the anti-communist dissent
  • 1981 escaped from the Iron Curtain with his wife and two young sons
  • Lived briefly in Austria and Switzerland
  • 1982 landed in Canada
  • Worked for PFA Film Labs and Avatar multi-media agency in Toronto
  • 1983 started producing documentaries again, mainly for CBC, TV Ontario and Vision TV
  • 1984 employed by Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario
  • Nominee and recipient of Canadian and international film and television awards including Yorkton Film Festival, Gemini  Awards and Special Jury Award at WorldFest in Huston, TX
  • An early adopter of the Piezography process
  • Canadian solo exhibits include “Niches” (Limelight Dinner Theatre), “Black & White Blues” (Eight Elm Gallery), “Memories” (Cannington House Gallery),  “Suite 204” (Wallace Avenue Studios) and “One Life - Two Cities” (Sheridan Gallery)
  • Published in Luminous Landscape, Black & White, LensWork, Fotografie and PhotoEd magazines
  • Past partner in Cutaway Productions and a principal owner of Artcore Productions Ltd.
  • 2006 - present: Willing Mind Productions Inc. (www.willingmindproductions.com)
  • 2006 - present: represented by Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto (www.mrfinearts.com)
  • 2015 - present: on-line sales by Saatchi Art: (www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/813990)
  • 2016 - present: on-line sales by Artfinder: (www.artfinder.com/vladimir-kabelik)