Liz Ward (American, born )


Born in Lafayette, LA
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
B.F.A., Cum Laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
Tamarind Curatorial Fellowship, Tamarind Institute
Atelier 17, Paris, France
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Foundation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France
NEA Interarts Grant, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston
Artist Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography
M.F.A., University of Houston, TX
Mid-America Arts Alliance/ NEA Fellowship Award in Painting and Works on Paper
Dozier Travel Award, Dallas Museum of Art
Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University
Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University
Assistant professor at Trinity University San Antonio, TX
Visiting Lecturer, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
Currently lives in Castroville, TX


“Fathom”, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
“Houston Wilderness: A Collaboration”, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, Houston, Texas
“Everything”, Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Liz Ward: River and Waves, Trinity University Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Liz Ward: Aqueous, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas
Wake Capture, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Liz Ward: Aquifers, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas -solo
Liz Ward: Angangueo, University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX -solo
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Abstract Concepts, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Texas Grit: Flatbed Press, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
The Mesquite Line and New Works on Paper, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX -solo
Summer Light, D. Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Flatbed in New York, 2003 Editions/Artists/ Books Fair, 601 West 26th St., New York
Gallery Artists, Moody Gallery, Houston
Exhibition of Contemporary Texas Art, United States Embassy, Bern, Switzerland
Liz Ward: The Mesquite Line, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX -solo
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Editions & Artists’ Book Fair, Starett Lehigh Building, New York, NY
Drawing in San Antonio: An Exhibition of Works by Area Artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Between Past and Future, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
Press: Printmaking Invitational, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Increments, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX -solo
Liz Ward: The Increments Suite, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX -solo
Mo Neal and Liz Ward, Anderson Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Editions & Artists’ Book Fair ‘01, Brook Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
New Prints 2001-Summer, International Print Center, New York, NY
Our Crowd Collects: Art by Texas Artists from the Collections of Beth Israel Members, Margolis Gallery, Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, TX
National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Liz Ward, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX -solo
Texas: A Sense of Place, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Flatbed at Eleven, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
25 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
Contemplative Exactitude, 1/4 Hora Space, Elgin, TX
Works on Paper, D. Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
From Then to Now, The Artists’ Gallery, San Antonio, TX -solo
The Present of Past Things, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX -solo
Inaugural Exhibition: Helen Altman, Matthew Sontheimer, Liz Ward, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Artistic Centers: Houston/Galveston, organized by Texas Fine Arts Association, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX (catalogue)
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,TX
Galveston Arts Center Galveston, TX
The Present of Past Things, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX -solo
Diverse Works Houston,TX
Austin Museum of Art Austin, TX
Museum of Fine Arts Houston,TX
Moody Gallery Houston,TX -solo
Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, TX -solo
Center for the Visual Arts Toledo, OH -solo
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX -solo
West End Gallery Houston,TX-solo

Public Collections

American Airlines, Dallas, TX
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Houston Industries, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
North Trust Bank, Houston, TX
Veritas DCG, Houston, TX
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Colpitt, Frances. “Liz Ward at Dunn and Brown Contemporary.” Art in America, December 2003: 114.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Liz Ward.” Houston Press, vol. 14, no. 5, Dec. 19-25: 61.
Lark, Laura. “Liz Ward at Moody Galley.” ArtLies:Texas Art Journal, no.23, Winter: 82-83.
Taylor, Christie. “Liz Ward: The Mesquite Line,” Online Review, Dec.
Hirsch, Faye. “Working Proof: Liz Ward.” Art on Paper (New York), Nov.-Dec.: 27.
Raverty, Dennis. “Art Becomes Soul Food.” Des Moines Sunday Register (Des Moines, IA), Nov. 18: 3E.
Colpitt, Frances. “Report from Houston: Space City Takes Off.” Art in America, vol. 88, no. 10, October: 71, 75.
Tyson, Janet. “Helen Altman, Matthew Sontheimer, and Liz Ward.” ArtNews, February: 169.
Greene, Alison de Lima. “Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts” Houston: Abrams.
Tyson, Janet. “Helen Altman, Liz Ward, Matthew Sontheimer.” ArtLies, no. 25, Winter: 56.