Ewa Monika Zebrowski's 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 obtaining a BFA in Fine Arts and an MFA in Visual Arts, from Concordia and UQAM, in Montreal, Quebec.
Zebrowski has had twenty solo shows, produced thirteen artist's books and won numerous awards.
Her photographic work and artist's books can be found in many public and private collections in Canada, the United States, and abroad, including the collections of the Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Center for Book Arts New York,the Cirque du Soleil, the National Library of Canada, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Canadian Center for Architecture, Tate Britain, the Farnsworth Art Museum as well as many universities and colleges including Berkeley, Brown University, Columbia University, Lafayette College, Stanford University, Mills College, Smith College, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Washington, Wellesley College, and Yale University.
In 2007 she received an award for the best photo essay from the Quebec Magazine Association, les Grands Prix, 2007, and in 2009 two Grand Prix LUX from CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. In 2010 tenuta di ricordi was exhibited at the Fotobook Festival, in Kassel, Germany, one of fifty books selected from 500 entries. Zebrowski received a Prix LUX for her artist’s book, END OF BEAUTY in 2012 and in 2013 for her artist’s book, Finding Wyeth and for her solo exhibition, en passant.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.