Ewa Monika Zebrowski's work touches on the themes of displacement and memory, place and time, traces. 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 MA in Visual Arts, from Concordia and Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Quebec. Zebrowski has had eighteen solo shows, produced twelve artist's books and won numerous awards. She is represented by Art Mûr in Montreal, Millennium Images in London, England and Vamp and Tramp in the United States. Ewa Monika Zebrowski lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.
of time, lost
let me tell you something about desire…
I long for dark rooms. Crumbling architecture, peeling wallpaper, floors Polished by years of use. Dim light. Mirrors darkened with time, suspended in silence. I long for empty rooms. The residue of emotion contained within. Remnants. Traces of passage, Forgotten, like wilted bouquets. I long for silence. When absence and presence collide, Emotions unexpressed. Like forgotten photographs, And silver teapots, Tarnished and abandoned in haste. All the memories, Wrapped in tissue paper, Fragile and left behind. All the books gone, The shelves empty.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski
Art Gallery of Ontario, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Farnsworth Art Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, the National Library of Canada, the Library of Congress, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Center for Book Arts New York, Connecticut College, Brown University, Bowdoin College, Columbia University, Lafayette College, McGill University, Middlebury College, Mills College, the Saison Poetry Library, Smith College, Stanford University, Tate Britain, Texas Tech University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Tulsa, the University of Washington, the University of the South, Wellesley College, Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, as well as in the collections of various private collectors in Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy