Ilze Aviks has maintained a studio in Durango, CO for nearly 40 years and has taught workshops in textile design across the United States, Australia and Canada. Schools include Penland, Arrowmont, Portland School of Art, University of Minnesota, Kansas City Art Institute, Maiwa, and the Geelong Forum. BFA Painting and Art History (The University of Kansas and MFA Fibers (Colorado State University).
Aviks’ tapestries and stitched cloth are included in numerous public and private collections including Kaiser Permanente, Lore International, AT&T, and the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia. A portfolio of work, a downloadable resume, and a teaching schedule can be viewed at www.ilzeaviks.com