Iris Hauser

About the Artist

Iris Hauser was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, in 1956. She studied in Victoria in 1973 to 1974, and then at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating in 1975. She continued her studies in the department of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan from 1977 to 1979, and then spent a year studying independently in Germany in 1980 to 1981. She has worked as an art instructor and lecturer at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she now (2008) lives and works.

Hauser paints large, colourful portraits, exploring personal and often disturbing subjects. In spite of the troubling  subjectA topic or idea represented in an art work.  matter, Hauser ultimately finds reason for hope in her painting, as evidenced by the titles for her shows, such as Passage from dark to light and In the land of milk and honey.


Connection with Art
Dancing with Hell Hounds
Depicting Subjects
How She Started
How She Works
Canadian Heritage University of Regina Mackenzie Art Gallery Mendel Art Gallery Sask Learning