Dena Seiferling grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1995 – the year she began her education at the Alberta College of Art & Design. Dena graduated with a BFA and Visual Communications Degree in 1999, then began her freelance career as an Illustrator. Years later, she began looking for ways to give life to the characters and narratives from her illustrations in a three dimensional form. This is when she discovered, and became enamored with the art of needle felting, using raw wool, a variety of other materials and reclaimed objects to express her ideas through illustrations, sculptures and dioramas. Dena resides in Calgary with her husband and two children. She enjoys sharing her knowledge at ACAD where she is an instructor.