Ewa Monika Zebrowski's (Montreal, Canada) work touches on the themes of displacement and memory, time and place, the traces we leave behind. She creates visual narratives often inspired by literature, sometimes collaborating with writers and poets.
Zebrowski was born in London, England, the daughter of Polish immigrants. She worked in the film industry for 17 years before returning to school to obtain a BFA in Fine Arts from Concordia University and an MFA in Visual Arts from UQAM, in Montreal, Quebec.
Since 1997 Zebrowski has had twenty-eight solo shows, produced seventeen artist’s books and won numerous awards.
Her photographs and artist’s books can be found in many public and private collections in Canada, the United States and abroad, including the American Academy in Rome, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Center for Book Arts, the Cirque du Soleil, the Collection Loto-Québec, Duncan Ross Associates, Ecole Superieure de la Photographie d’Arles, the Farnsworth Museum, Hellenic Center for Photography, Kalopsia Collective, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, National Library of Canada, Saison Poetry Library London, Tate Britain, Toronto Public Library, Ville de Montreal.
Many colleges and universities collect her artist’s books, including
Bowdoin College, Brown University, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Harvard University, Lafayette College, McGill University, Mills College, Middlebury College, Smith College, Stanford University, Texas Tech University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Iowa, University of Montreal, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of Tulsa, University of the South, University of Utah, University of Washington, Washington & Lee University, Wellesley College, and Yale University.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski lives in Montreal.