Ewa Kujawska was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She graduated
with a Masters Degree in Painting, Graphics and Sculpture from
the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, under prof. Karpinski from
the Studio of Painting and Drawing and prof. Zdanowicz from the
Studio of Painting Design in Architecture and Urban Planning.
Her future creativity was very much influenced by
the artistic climate in her hometown Wroclaw and later, by stay
and work in Algeria, North Africa, where many excursions through
the Sahara Desert had a very strong impact on her creative
“Discovering the Sahara
was more like a spiritual journey and I have never before
experienced such serenity, strange dignity of the place and
happiness as in the open space of the desert”.
In 1986 Ewa came to Canada where she has been
living since, working primarily in oil, acrylics and her own
Her work is tinged with finesse and rigour.
is the manner in which I express my attitude towards the world.
It is an attempt to true world cognition and a kind of
meditation as well. It is important for me to find a balance
between intuition and consciousness.”
has a long history of exhibitions and participations in various
cultural artistic events gaining awards and distinctions in
Canada and abroad. Her works have been exhibited in Canada,
Algeria, France, Germany, the USA, Morocco, Greece and Poland by
galleries, private collectors and corporations (i.e. Head Office
of BRE Bank - Warsaw, Tens Ltd. in Sopot , Poland; Cleland
Jardine Ltd., Ottawa, Canada).
Ewa is a member of the Canadian Artists Representation - CARFAC
Ontario, the Ottawa Art Gallery, Arts Court of Ottawa, and was
represented in Ottawa by Calligrammes Gallery. In 2001 Ewa was
selected by CARFAC to attend the International Gibraltar Point
Artist Residency Program. In 2003 she was a finalist of the
“Painting of the year 2002” competition organized by the art
magazine “Art & Business” in Poland.
Since 2004 she has worked in Stafford Studios in