Gisa Mayer was born in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. She grew up in the Foothills of the Bavarian Alps, with beautiful landscapes, dramatic skies and Foehn Winds. She spent her youth hiking, skiing, climbing in the cultured landscapes of the country just north and south of the Alps. Living halfway between the great cities of Munich and Salzburg, Gisa was exposed to world class Art Galleries, Museums and Performing Arts from childhood.
After studying Art, Art History and Romance Languages in Germany, Italy and Austria, Gisa came to Canada for the first time in 1989. She and her family moved back and forth between Europe and Canada for almost 10 years before settling in Calgary, Alberta in 1997.
She began a Studio Practice in 1982 and her paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.