Bio & CV

Midwinter Day's Dream
Midwinter Day’s Dream, Digital Collage, 2016

Lori Zebiere (she/her) is a Canadian born multimedia artist creating from her home-studio based in the Eastman Region of Manitoba a few miles outside of the small village of Garson on Treaty 1 Territory.

Throughout the pandemic Lori has continued to fuel her inspiration by taking remote learning studio courses through the University of Manitoba’s School of Fine Art. The lockdowns, stay-home & code red orders have provided ample time for quiet introspection and self-reflection on home life and what immediately surrounds her.  Lori has recently started to experiment with installation works, alternative photography techniques, and sculpture along side her more familiar mediums of graphite, ink and paint to explore her impact on and relationships with–animals, plants and the land itself.


I am a painter of pictures, spinner of yarns, nålbinder of mittens and lover of all creatures great through small.  Animals have always factored heavily into my work and are dear to my heart.  I find the human animal relationship an interesting and complex one. Our capacity to elevate, admire and love some animal species and oppositely to demean, devalue and despise others an intriguing, yet disturbing trait.  My most recent work involves the study of my home and the land on which it sits. I am observing the animals, plants and insects–wild, domestic, native and invasive–that I share this incredible 5 acre space with. 

For the last few years I have been actively participating as a citizen scientist operating a butterfly nursery of sorts in my sunroom and doing monarch rescue.  I collect monarch caterpillars and eggs from the common milkweed plants found growing along the mile-road shoulders in the direct path of the municipal mower blades and herbicide spray.  This ditch ‘maintenance’ is typically done twice a season, and often at the time of greatest impact on the monarchs. The mowing and spraying results in killing off the growing portion of the plant (not the runner root system) and leaves any surviving caterpillars to starve. I scour the ditches– preferably before these actions are taken–bringing them home to raise them throughout the summer and release them into my gardens which is still in their same geographic area. I am unsure whether this activity is making a real difference in the big picture to their numbers, but I have learned a lot about them, our ecosystems and our impact on them while doing it.  

2020 ditch rescued Monarch Butterflies eclosing.
Ditch rescued monarch butterflies eclosing, July 2020

Contact Information:
Lori Zébière

Box 257, Garson Quarry Station, MB CANADA R0E 0R0
Cell: (204)791-2203 email:

2018 Saturated, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2016 On Thin Ice, Duo Show with Michele Campbell, Cre8ery, Winnipeg, MB
2015 Rescue Rx, Wayne Arthur Gallery, MB
2011 Wild Beauty and Untamed Beasts, Duo Show with Michele Campbell, Wayne Arthur Gallery, MB
2010 Herstory, Duo Show with Naomi Gerrard, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2009 New Works, Maple Grove Teahouse, St. Andrews, MB
2008 Tea-time Florals, Maple Grove Teahouse, St. Andrews, MB

2019 Drawn Together: An Explorations of Relationships, Manitoba Quickdraw Art Club, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2017 INTO the MIX, Milidrag Group, Warehouse Artworks, Winnipeg, MB
2016 Manitoba Fibre Art Exhibition, Manitoba Fibre Festival 2016, Winnipeg, MB
2015 Hand It To Craft 2015, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Winnipeg, MB
2013 Herding Cats, Artistic Soulz Group, Selkirk Community Arts Centre, Selikirk, MB 2012 10th Annual Rural & Northern Art Show, Manitoba Arts Network, Pavilion Gallery,Winnipeg, MB
2012 MSA 110, Manitoba Society of Artists Group Show, cre8ery, Winnipeg, MB
2012 Birds of a Feather, Milidrag Group, Exchange Community Church, Winnipeg, MB
2012 Authentic Transformation, Manitoba Arts Network Rural Arts Mentorship Program,MAWA, Winnipeg, MB
2011 A is for ART, Milidrag Group, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 2011 Eastern Influences, Eastern Manitoba Artists Co-op Group Show, cre8ery,Winnipeg, MB
2010 The Untitled Show, Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2010 Art to the Rescue 2, Juried Exhibition & Fundraiser, Galerie Ouest, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC
2010 In Your Face, Milidrag Group, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2010 New Works, Artistic Soulz Group, Maple Grove Teahouse, St. Andrews, MB
2009 50 Manitoba Stories, Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Wpg, MB
2009 A Taste of the East, Eastern Manitoba Artists Co-op Member Show, cre8ery,Winnipeg, MB.
2009 New Works, Artistic Soulz Group, Maple Grove Teahouse, St. Andrews, MB
2008 Every Story has a Picture, Annual Exhibition, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Wpg, MB
2008 Transitions, Oil Pastel Society, On-line Show.
2008 Beautiful Me-dium, Milidrag Group, group piece within group show, Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2008 Eastern Manitoba Artists Co-op Annual Member Show, Gwen Fox Gallery, Selkirk, MB
2008 Tea-time Florals, Maple Grove Teahouse, St. Andrews, MB
2007 Every Picture Tells a Story, Annual Exhibition, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Wpg, MB.
2007 Winnipeg Sketch Club 90th Annual Juried Exhibition, Label For Artists Gallery,Wpg, MB
2007 Emerging, Oil Pastel Society, On-line Show
2007 Painting Is Not My Hobby, Milidrag Group, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2017-Present  Continuation of Part-time School of Art BFA studies University of Manitoba, Wpg, MB
2015 Natural Dye Workshop, Kelly Ruth, MAWA, Wpg, MB.
2014 Accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, School of Art, University ofManitoba, Wpg, MB.
2011 Rural Arts Mentorship Program, Manitoba Arts Network & MAWA
2007 to 2020  Mentored by Milos Milidrag, Wpg, MB
2012  Fairy Tales & Monsters Workshop, Diana Thorneycroft, WAG, Winnipeg, MB
2011  Print making, Karen Cornelius, Arts West Retreat, Clear Lake, MB
2009  Oil Pastel Workshop, Graham Clarke, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2007  Figure Drawing, Milos Milidrag, Winnipeg, MB
2006  Winnipeg Art Gallery Abstract Drawing, Milly Giesbrecht, Winnipeg, MB