Luba Zygarewicz, born in Chile, grew up in Bolivia and moved to San Francisco at age 15. She earned her Visual Arts degree from Loyola University and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She has lived and worked as an artist and educator in the New Orleans area since 1997. Zygarewicz, a mother of four, home-schooled her children for over 16 years, and she currently teaches Talented Art at local schools.
Zygarewicz’s work explores and seeks to conceptualize the fragmentation of physical presence and a sense displacement. Much of her practice is grounded in daily rituals. Zygarewicz “ amasses the ephemera of her everyday life with her used teabags, discarded twigs, lint from her dryer and clusters of her hair. Through this process of collection, Zygarewicz records both the passage of time and the intimate moments in her daily life. She meticulously categorizes and stores these items — sometimes over the span of a decade or more — much like a documentarian. From her collections, she also creates delicate installations that use not only material, but also light and shadow, in expressive and poetic ways.” Erin Schalk for OVAC
Her solo exhibitions include “Between the Lines”, Living Arts of Tulsa, OK; “a thousand threads”, site installation at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, “thread: el hilo de mis dias”, AcA, Lafayette, LA. She participated in”ANTHEIA”, Annunciation Hall, New Orleans, LA; “LUNA Fete”, New Orleans, LA; “Louisiana Contemporary”, Ogden Museum; “GULF COAST Artists”, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX; “Brother, Can You Spare a Day”, Staple Goods; “NOLA NOW Part I: “Swagger for a Lost Magnificence”, CAC; “Southern Open 2011”, AcA.