About Ewa

Ewa Perz was born in Gdansk, Poland. There she received a masters degree in biology, but found her true passion to be in fine art. She left her job as a scientist to pursue her desire to create art. Living in Europe and Latin America before coming to the United States, paired with worldwide travel and taking classes with contemporary masters (Felo Garcia in Costa Rica, David Laffel in Santa Fe), allow Ewa an extensive visual approach to her paintings. Global cultures, styles and trends strongly influence her choices in theme. Ordinary shapes and colors are manipulated by Ewa’s expressive realism into breathtaking compositions. Her works are unique and compelling.

Currently, Ewa lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Her works can be found in many private and corporate collections through out the United States and Europe.

Painting is my journey through life. It is exhausting, exhilarating, and frustrating task. Colours have faded and gone wrong, proportions have morphed and canvases have warped only to be stretched again. Yet whatever I go through, whatever obstacle that comes in my way, I simply cannot stop loving it. Painting is my passion, it is my love. It is my life.

Statement

I paint for myself. I paint for my family, I paint to cope with my emotions, I paint to fill up an empty room. But most importantly, I paint for the colour. I see a world defined by its colour, whereas others see it defined by shape. To me, colour is what bares the essence of an object, and that is what I seek to portray. Forget about the strict lines of realism or the literal composition of reality, instead, by painting with a loose hand and abbreviated images, colour is what comes forth as the main element and takes over my paintings. Although I would like to say that I am influenced by Sargent, Matisse and Cassatt, I am by no means comparing myself to the masters, merely learning and aspiring.

Painting is my journey through life. It is exhausting, exhilarating, and frustrating task. Colours have faded and gone wrong, proportions have morphed and canvases have warped only to be stretched again. Yet whatever I go through, whatever obstacle that comes in my way, I simply cannot stop loving it. Painting is my passion, it is my love. It is my life.

Exhibitions

October 2017 – “Water Strokes” solo show Revelry Boutique, Louisville Ky

August – October 2017 – solo exhibition Butchertown Social, Louisville Ky

December 2016 – Group show at Art Basel

October 2016 – First Place in “Metamorphosis” art completion by LVA

October 2016 – Mural for Holiday Manor Kroger

September 2015 – “Lush” solo show Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington Ky

September 2014-2015 – Reverie Gallery; Louisville, KY

December 2014 – Global Ties Miami Exhibition; Art Basel week; Miami, FL

May 2013 – ‘Dons d’Artistes’ exhibition; Antibes, France

2011-2012 – Un Oeil Ouvert; Loubet, France

May 2011 – Galerie Municipale; Antibes, France

Summer 2011 – Artist residency; Antibes, France

December 2, 2010 – La Dolce Art Gallery; San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico

August – December 2010 – E Gallery; West Palm, FL

February 2010 – Galerie Les Bains Douches; Antibes, France

October 2009 – The Cove, Miami, FL – The Best Female Artist

March 2009 – “All that Color”- Virtz Gallery; Miami, FL

December 2008 – Spirit del Art; Miami, FL

March – May 2008 BCI Gallery; KY

Spring 2008 – Avalon Gallery; KY

January 2008 – Art Exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art; Coral Springs, FL

December 2007 – Museum School of Art; Boca Raton, FL

December 2006 – Jan. 19, 2007 – “CHEZ” – the Gallery at Kentucky Center for the Arts; Louisville, KY

August – December 2006 – Swanson Reed Gallery; Louisville, KY

December 2006 – February 2007 – Le Rouge; Louisville, KY

May 2006 – Frasier Museum; Louisville, KY

December 2005 – “My World in Red Blue And Yellow” – ArtBeat Gallery; Louisville, KY

November 2005 – The Gallery at Mudpies Studio; Louisville, KY

May 2005 – Frasier Museum; Louisville, KY