A self-taught artist, Shirley Wiebe combines common place materials and techniques to create distinctive bodies of work. With a focus on the inter-relationship of physical geography and the built environment, her research develops through investigations of place, history, and materials in both two-dimensional and sculptural pieces. Shirley’s layered constructions push past limits of the medium into new realms of dream and drama, memory and chance, meaning and oblivion.
Shirley Wiebe is an interdisciplinary artist living in Vancouver BC. Born and raised in a Saskatchewan farming community, Shirley’s work is informed by a strong childhood relationship with the prairie landscape. She has participated in a number of international art residencies to initiate projects and new bodies of work with elements she discovers there. Shirley has been awarded community and public projects in the Pacific Northwest and maintains a studio in East Vancouver.