Born in Gdańsk, Poland, Ewa Juszkiewicz lives and works in Warsaw. Classical in method but subversive, eerie, even rebellious in content, Juszkiewicz’s expertly rendered oil paintings deconstruct ideals of feminine beauty and the contexts in which they have arisen and persist. Interested in contrasts, contradictions, and seemingly incompatible juxtapositions, Juszkiewicz analyzes and transforms the past—in dialogue with the modern-day—broadening our interpretation of history through change and deconstruction. The results of this process narrate a history of effacement and erasure that runs throughout the Western canon of female portraiture.
Juszkiewicz’s work has featured in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou Metz, France; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, France; and ICA Miami, Florida. Her work can be found in public collections including the Long Museum, Shanghai, China; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, France, ICA Miami, Florida; and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.