Courtesy of José Francisco Tellez-Zenteno.
Iris Hauser was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, in 1956. After studies in Victoria (1973/74), Nova Scotia (1975), Saskatoon (1977-79) and Germany (1980-81), she moved to Saskatoon, Canada, to take up permanent residence. Her work has been collected by many patrons, including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the University of Regina, the Kenderdine and the Remai Art Galleries in Saskatoon, and the Mann Gallery in Prince Albert. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in public and private galleries throughout western Canada and abroad. Major commissions include portraits of the chancellors and presidents of the University of Regina, and the chief Justices of Saskatchewan.