b. 1940 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Edward Zelenak studied at the Ontario College of Art between 1957 and 1959. He is best known for his sculptural pieces, such as his tubular fiberglass forms, many of which are of monumental scale. Zelenak’s interest is in conveying artist meaning without veiling the brute physical qualities of the materials used, or the facility of their processes. His work is self-reflective, allegorical–it engages a formal, reductivist language, akin to the work of Carl Andre and Richard Serra.
He has exhibited extensively across both Canada and the United States. His work is represented in various public and private collections, such as that of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, Ontario. Zelenak currently lives and works in West Lorne, Ontario.
Charcoal and ink on paper
26” x 20”
Gift of the artist