Ilze Bebris
Ilze Bebris artist and sculptor



2007 Master of Fine Arts: University of Victoria
1997 Diploma: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
1986 Bachelor of Law: U. B. C.
1976 Bachelor of Education: S. F. U.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Metropolis, Roundhouse,Vancouver, B.C.
2018 Look Ma, Dutil, Vancouver, B.C.
2015 Drit, Silver Platter,Troronot, Ont.
2015 Bust!, North Vancouver City Hall, North Vancouver, B.C.


Warren 2, Truck +15 Gallery, Calgary, Alta.

2011 Warren, Convenience Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
Warren, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, B.C.
2007 Unwind, E-Text and Textiles, Riga, Latvia
Reform, University of Victoria, MFA thesis exhibition
2000 Unruly Bodies, Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver
1997 Missing Nature, Vancouver Community Arts Council, B.C.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Ilze Bebris and M. A. Tateshi, The Cultch, Vancouver, B.C.
2015 Migration, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, B.C.
Migration,Pop-up, Regina, Sask.
2012 Drawing: Expanded Medium, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
Urban Flaneur, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
The "F" Word, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
2009 Boundless, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
Align, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
2008 Figurations of Knowledge, SLAS conference, Berlin, Germany
Latvian Roots, FiberScene Gallery,
2007 Production Studios Exhibitions, Vancouver, B.C.
RPM, Deluge Contemporary Arts, Victoria, B.C.
Dimmer Switch, Vancouver Island School of Arts, Victoria, B.C.
2006 Gifted, Deluge Contemporary Arts, Victoria, B.C.
2005 All you Can Eat: 13 Sculptors, Capilano College, North Vancouver, B.C.
Breakage, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, B. C.
Im-material, Alterrnator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
2004 Explore, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C.
2002 Collaboratory, Open Space, Victoria, B.C.
2000 Transformations, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C.
1999 Candy, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, B.C.
Transformations, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C.
From the Gigantic to the Miniature, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
1998 Transformations, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
Transforming Identities, Gulf of Georgia Museum, Richmond, B.C.
1997 Transformations, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College
Chairs, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
Eclectomania, Access Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1996 Designs for Living: Chairs, Seymour Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
P. M. S. Show, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College
Beyond the Surface: Collaborations, Scott Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1995 The Furniture Show, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr College

Awards and Grants

2007 Canada Council Travel Grant
1996 Judy Dennis Emerging Artist Scholarship




2014 RE Making, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
2007 E text and Textiles, Riga, Latvia

Published Texts

The Art of Work Experience, B.C. Art Teachers Association Journal, June, 2003
Rumpelstiltskin's Cupboard, catalogue essay, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2003
Volumes, Artichoke, Special Edition no.2, 2002.Vol.14. No. 4
The Colonizing Gaze, Planet of the Arts, Sept. 1997


"Notes on the Creative Process, " Neatkariga, Nov. 23, 2007
"Refusing the Myths of Femininity" Ubyssey, March 2001
"Touch-me art at gallery," Prince George Free Press, Jan. 17, 1999
"Not your average art exhibit, " Tri-City News, March 18, 1998

Curatorial projects

Slippage, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C. 2012
Artroom= Classrooom, Roundhouse, Vancouver, B.C. 2004
Volumes, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C. 2003
Transformations, Touring exhibition, B.C. 1998-2000