Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and a member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, Louis Ebarb draws on his complex mix of cultures and travels to
create his personal vision of urban life in his painting and drawing.
Working as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1970s, he studied painting at Pratt Institute where his style reflected the emerging Minimalist Movement.
In 1988, Mr. Ebarb incorporated his training in abstract art with the concepts of the American Realists of the early twentieth century and he began to document his time and place: New York City at the turn of the millennium. His work reflects his personal exploration of his own diverse heritage and the elders and ancestors to which he owes his gifts.
Mr. Ebarb has expressed his creativity in a variety of media. His experience includes: Theater Craftsman; Animator; Illustrator; Graphic Designer; Muralist; Video Producer; Video Director; Video Editor. Currently, Mr. Ebarb directs video production at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. and has recently completed several mural commissions for that institution.
Mr. Ebarb’s work has been shown at the Fraga Gallery, New Orleans, La., the Belanthi Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y, The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition's Pier Shows I, II and III and the State University of New York's Victory Arts Gallery, Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y., The New York Mercantile Exchange, New York Law School, The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Still Point Arts Quarterly, He continues to explore his environment, his rich heritage and images that they inspire.