Ewa Tarsia studied at The School of Fine Art in Gdansk, Poland in 1979. She moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1991, becoming a citizen in 1995. She worked as a graphic designer for some time.
Tarsia began her artistic career as a printmaker, she has also done etching and digital printing. More recently she has been creating mixed-media paintings.
In 2007 Tarsia became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Her work is held in numerous private and public collections internationally.