Biography


Shirley Wiebe is an interdisciplinary artist living in Vancouver BC. Born and raised near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Shirley is a self-taught artist whose work is informed by a strong childhood relationship with the prairie landscape. An affinity with minimalist and process-based movements is also evident throughout her work, which encompasses sculpture, photography, drawing and painting – frequently in combination.


Shirley has participated in a number of international art residencies as an opportunity to initiate projects and new bodies of work with materials she discovers there.


Shirley maintains a custom of daily writing, and her writing acts as a connecting thread to her visual ideas. Most recently this ritual with words has evolved into songwriting, self-accompanied on guitar. Her studio in east Vancouver is now a place for both art production and live music jams.