Ed Zelenak's artwork explores the condition of the inner self, the dichotomies of life, and the interplay of intuition and logic through the use of the familiar iconography of trees, crosses, stairs, arrows and circles.
Born in 1940, Zelenak studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design from 1957-1959, and resumed his art studies in 1960 at the Fort Worth Art Centre and Barsch Kelly Atelier in Dallas, Texas. He held the position of Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON from 1979-1988. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts since 1976.
Zelenak's work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague; the Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago; and The Ukrainian Museum, New York.