Born in Germany and trained as a sculptor and conceptual artist at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Häussler’s work is shown internationally. She was an awardee of the Kunstfonds, Bonn, and won the Karl Hofer Prize 1999, Berlin. In 2010 she was invited on the Cape Farewell (UK) High Arctic Expedition. Since her immigration to Canada she received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. The CCA awarded her with a Long Term Grant in 2013 for her research and explorations into new mediums and projects.
Iris Häussler held a guest professorship at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich in the year 1999. She is continuously invited to give talks about her work in universities and art institutions in Canada, the USA, Germany, Sweden, Australia and the Norwegian Arctic.
Iris Häussler is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.