In her studio we discussed mentorship, how school can remove the passion for art, art education, understanding art, learning from taking the wrong path, printmaking, linocuts, study abroad / erasmus, family obligations, work life balance, portfolio reviews, selling art, making art only for the money, gallery representation, reputation, passion to create, artist books, creating an artist book, the benefits of friends, network of friends, community, making new friends and keeping old friends, handmade limited edition books, small publishers, publishing contracts, work for hire, percentages, social media for artists, reviews, expectations, compromise, and the love of doing research.
Link to her book: https://www.albatrosmedia.cz/tituly/46087507/ada-spadla-do-kanalu/
Sylva Francová graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. During her studies she completed internships at universities in the UK and the USA. She has received various awards or grants, such as the Hlávka Prize, winning the Portfolio Review 2007 in Bratislava, a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art or the Teacher Award for Contributing to the Development of Children’s Reading, etc. currently teaches at the Department of Art at the Faculty of Education, Charles University. She focuses on photography, authorial book creation, illustration or graphics. She lives and works in Prague.