Born in the Czech Republic, Lenka Holubec studied at the Film and Video Department of York University in Toronto. She worked as an independent filmmaker developing feature and documentary projects. Still photography always held a strong appeal to her as a tool of powerful visual expression so she has increasingly devoted herself to this field.
A strong bond with nature inspires and nourishes her photography work to a great extent. This relationship has become even stronger after her arrival to Canada, twenty-five years ago, when she traveled along the Great Lakes for the first time. The lakes’ powerful magic touched her deeply. It was a feeling of being at home at the place where she has never been before.
Photographing the various elements of nature remains a very intense and revealing experience to her as it involves a process of achieving a unity and harmony between the surrounding environment and oneself. The images then echo her pursuit to capture and preserve the meaning of what she sees and experiences. Perhaps traces of this meaning can be found embedded in the details of rocks, the world of reflections, water images, landscapes or still life.
Photography Work Exhibit History
Connecting with Stone, May – Oct. 2007, Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory
Facing the Ineffable, a collaboration project by artist Deborah Harris, April 2006, Gallery Acturus, Toronto
Signs in Stone , Solo exhibit, May 2004, CONTACT04, Gallery Arcturus, Toronto
Lava Metamorphoses , Solo exhibit, May 2003, CONTACT03, The Civic Garden Centre at Edwards Gardens, Toronto
Through the Artists' Eyes , Group exhibit, December 2002, Gate Gallery, Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic
A Short Retrospective II , Group exhibit, September 2002, Gallery Katerina, Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic
Sharing Visions of a Great Passion , Solo exhibit, May 2002,CONTACT02, Club Lucky Gallery, Toronto
A Short Retrospective , Group exhibit, September 2001, Gallery Katerina, Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic
Intimate Portraits , Group exhibit, December 2001, Gate Gallery, Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic
The Gallery of Shared Visions , Solo exhibit, April 2001, Signatures Spring Show, The Metro Convention Center, Toronto
Journeys and Returns , Solo exhibit, September 2000, Gate Gallery, Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic
Grants and Awards