Liz Ward (American, )

Timeline

1959
Born in Lafayette, LA
1978–1980
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1982
B.F.A., Cum Laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1982–1984
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
1982–1984
Tamarind Curatorial Fellowship, Tamarind Institute
1984–1985
Atelier 17, Paris, France
1984–1985
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Foundation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France
1986
NEA Interarts Grant, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston
1988
Artist Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography
1990
M.F.A., University of Houston, TX
1992
Mid-America Arts Alliance/ NEA Fellowship Award in Painting and Works on Paper
1995
Dozier Travel Award, Dallas Museum of Art
2000
Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University
2002
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

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

Exhibitions

2008
“Fathom”, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
2007
“Houston Wilderness: A Collaboration”, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, Houston, Texas
2007
“Everything”, Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2007
Liz Ward: River and Waves, Trinity University Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo)
2006
Liz Ward: Aqueous, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas
Wake Capture, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2005
Liz Ward: Aquifers, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas -solo
2004
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
2003
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
2002
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
2001
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
2000
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
1999
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)
1998–1999
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,TX
Galveston Arts Center Galveston, TX
1998
The Present of Past Things, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX -solo
1997
Diverse Works Houston,TX
Austin Museum of Art Austin, TX
1996
Museum of Fine Arts Houston,TX
1995
Moody Gallery Houston,TX -solo
1994
Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, TX -solo
1993
Center for the Visual Arts Toledo, OH -solo
1992
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX -solo
West End Gallery Houston,TX-solo

Literature

2003
Colpitt, Frances. “Liz Ward at Dunn and Brown Contemporary.” Art in America, December 2003: 114.
2002
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 DigitalCity.com/Houston/arts, Dec.
2001
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.
2000
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.