Ewa Bortnik was born in Poland. She graduated with the Master of Arts degree from the Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Additionally, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, studying drawing and painting there, with a focus on various techniques of painting with dyes and acrylic paints.
She became interested in different surface textures like yarn and fabric, and she began weaving. Her weaving designs are based on colors and texture and employ different media. This has confirmed her artistic vision as a way she should follow.