Luba Zygarewicz was born in Chile, grew up in Bolivia, and moved to San Francisco at the age of 15. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Loyola University, New Orleans and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Zygarewicz gravitates to creating pieces that, in time, accumulate to a larger whole, working with materials such as hair, lint, twigs, cotton, and paper. Her work comments on the transience of time and landscape, and elevates the seemingly banal through immersive, place-based installations and sculptures.
THIS LAND is funded in part by a grant from South Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Mississippi Arts Commission.
"Growing up as a missionary kid, we moved around. Nothing really belonged to us, and I belonged nowhere. I believe that it's why I gather and I collect. To anchor a sense of belonging and to create a sense of history at the same time." – Luba Zygarewicz