Kaija Sanelma Harris was born in Turku, Finland and settled in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1969, she graduated from the Abo Hemslojdslararinne Institut, Turku, Finland and is primarily known as a tapestry weaver. In her work, she uses different materials such as cotton fabric, silk and wool yarns, and acrylic paint. She has been a multiple winner of the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Dimensions juried exhibitions. She was also nominated five times for the prestigious Canadian Museum of Civilization’s Saidye Bronfman Award. Harris has exhibited solo and in group showings across Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Spain and the United States. Her artwork can be found in public and private collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, the Department of External Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, Ontario, the Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Quebec as well as in her native Finland.