Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas was born in Berlin, Germany during WW ll to Lithuanian refugees, immigrated to Canada in 1962 and now lives and works near Cochrane, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1980 ( now known as The Alberta University of Art ) with a diploma having majored in Textile art. In 2009 she received a Canada Council Grant which allowed her to attend two Leighton Studios in Banff, Alberta. Her mixed media tapestry and sculptural art work has been exhibited in juried and invitational exhibitions across Canada, the United States, South Korea, Netherlands, Belgium and France. Two of her art works are in permanent collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts in Edmonton, Alberta and one is in the collection of the Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario. Other works are in private collections in the United States and Canada.