Liz Ward

Exhibitions

Deep Time, 2010
Wake Capture, 2006
The Mesquite Line and New Works on Paper, 2003
Increments, 2001

Biography

1959 Born in Lafayette, Louisiana
Currently lives and works in Castroville, Texas

Education

1990 M.F.A., University of Houston, Texas
1984-85 Atelier 17, Paris, France
1982-84 Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1982 B.F.A., Cum Laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1978-80 University of California, Santa Cruz

Grants And Awards

2008 Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
2006 Nomination for Best Show in an Alternative Space, International Arts Critics Association - USA Chapter (for Aqueous, Women and Their Work, Austin)
2002 Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Course Development Grant; Sustainability, Humanities and the Environment Alliance, Associated Colleges of the South
2000 Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
1995 Dozier Travel Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
1992 Mid-America Arts Alliance/ NEA Fellowship Award in Painting and Works on Paper
1991 Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Photography
1988 Artist Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Texas
1986 NEA Interarts Grant, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, Texas
1984-85 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Foundation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France
1982-84 Tamarind Curatorial Fellowship, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2014 "Drawings for Unchopping a Tree by W.S. Merwin," Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

2012

Cryosphere, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

2011 Liz Ward: Phenologies, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2010 Deep Time, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2008 Crazy Weather, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
2007 River and Waves, Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
2006 Wake Capture, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Aqueous, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas (Catalogue)
2005 Aquifers, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
2004 Angangueo, University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space, San Antonio
2003 The Mesquite Line and New Works on Paper, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002 The Mesquite Line, Moody Gallery, Houston. Texas
2001 The Increments Suite, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Increments, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2000 Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
1999 The Present of Past Things, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
From Then to Now, The Artists’ Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1998 The Present of Past Things, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1995 Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994 Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1993 Center for the Visual Arts, University of Toledo, Ohio
1992 Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
West End Gallery, Houston, Texas
1988 Parkerson Gallery, Houston, Texas
1985 Galerie Woolley, Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2012 The Inaugural Perennial: Natural Abstraction curated by Fran Colpitt, Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
The Future Is Not What It Used to Be, Neidorff Gallery, Trinity Unviersity, San Antonio, Texas
The Mona Lisa Project: 2012 Peoples Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Texas
Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Texas
2011 New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas  
The Mona Lisa Project, Austin Museum of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan (catalogue)
San Antonio Draws: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2010 Aqueous Abstractions: Contemporary American Watercolors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Advancing Tradition: 20 Years at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Texas
Flora/Fauna (five-person exhibition), Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, Texas (Catalogue)
35th Anniversary Exhibition, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Texas Women Printmakers, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas
2009 Waterflow, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (Catalogue)
Art and Nature, Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, Texas
On, Of or About Paper, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos
10th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2008 Thunder Within the Earth (four-person exhibition), Art League, Houston, Texas
Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Fathom, Gallery 2, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Flatbed Press, Travis Tower Lobby, Houston, Texas
Pulp Friction: Contemporary Works on Paper, Deloney Newkirk Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contemporary Printmakers: The Artists of Flatbed Press, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
2007 Houston Wilderness: A Collaboration, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Everything, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 Flatbed in Marfa, Julie Speed Studio, Marfa, Texas
Fresh Ink: Flatbed Editions, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
Fresh, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2005 Natural Beauty (four-person exhibition), Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Color, Pattern, Grid: Selections from the Austin Museum of Art and Austin Collections, Austin Museum of Art, Texas
Fresh Ink: Prints from Flatbed Press, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (catalogue)
2004 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Abstract Concepts, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Texas Grit: Flatbed Press, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas

2003

Summer Light, D. Berman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Flatbed in New York, 2003 Editions/Artists/ Books Fair, 601 West 26th St., New York
Gallery Artists, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Exhibition of Contemporary Texas Art, United States Embassy, Bern, Switzerland
2002 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (catalogue)
Editions & Artists’ Book Fair, Starett Lehigh Building, New York
Drawings in San Antonio: An Exhibition of Works by Area Artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Between Past and Future, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
Press: Printmaking Invitational, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas
2001 Mo Neal and Liz Ward, Anderson Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa (catalogue)
Editions & Artists’ Book Fair ‘01, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
New Prints 2001-Summer, International Print Center, New York
Our Crowd Collects: Art by Texas Artists from the Collections of Beth Israel Members, Margolis Gallery, Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, Texas
National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana (catalogue)
2000 Texas: A Sense of Place, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Flatbed at Eleven, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
25 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
Contemplative Exactitude, 1/4 Hora Space, Elgin, Texas
Works on Paper, D. Berman Gallery, Austin, TX
1999 Inaugural Exhibition: Helen Altman, Matthew Sontheimer, Liz Ward, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Artistic Centers: Houston/Galveston, organized by Texas Fine Arts Association, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas (catalogue)
1998 Artistic Centers in Texas: Houston/Galveston, organized by Texas Fine Arts Association, Galveston Art Center (catalogue)
1997 Liz Ward, Darren Waterston, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
Flora Bella, Galveston Arts Center, Texas
HSPVA 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
Patterns in Art, Austin Museum of Art, Texas
Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1996 Light Aberrations, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio
Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art ’96, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
Imprint, Barbara Davis Gallery, Penzoil Plaza, Houston, Texas
Between the Lines, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1995 Texas Myths and Realities, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Drawing from Strength, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
Wood Works, Galveston Arts Center, Texas
Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art ‘95, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
1994 Private Identity and Public Conscience: Contemporary Works from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Paint, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Coastal Bend Art, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
Brave New World, Lanning Gallery, Houston, Texas
1993 Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the ‘90’s, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Seeing the Forest through the Trees, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Undercurrents, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
Group Exhibition, Galveston Arts Center, Texas
1992 Avenues of Departure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Profiles III: On Photography, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Second Nature, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, Texas
Texas Art Celebration, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
1991 Past/Present, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Michael Miller, Wendy Smith, Elizabeth Ward, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Perfect World, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (catalogue)
Creative Partners, Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Texas Dialogues: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas; traveled to Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
1990 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas
This Land: The State of Texas, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, Texas
New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
Texas Art Celebration, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
1989 Messages from the South, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Fellowship Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
Billboard Installation, Patrick Media Group, various sites in Houston, Texas
1989 Faculty Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas
Texas Art Celebration, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
1988 1988 Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas
Houston 88, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
Not for the Living Room, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas (catalogue)
Back to the Future, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Found: A Survey of Artists Working with Found Materials in Texas, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
1987 One Eye, Houston Center for Photography, Texas
Watermelon Flats Show: Houston Sculptors on Buffalo Bayou, outdoor site, downtown Houston, Texas
The East End Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
NEA Interarts Projects, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
Excerpts from “New Texas Photography,” Southwest Crafts Center, San Antonio, Texas
1986 New Texas Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
Prisoners of Conscience, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
Extending the Limits, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
Architecture and Culture: The Fourth Ward Show, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
1985 18/3: Trois espaces: dix-huit artistes, Maison Internationale, Paris, France
1984 Concert/Exposition, Galerie Woolley, Fondation de Etats-Unis, Paris, France
1983 Color Print USA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Seven State Photographic Exhibition, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Photoflow, University of Texas, Arlington

Museum Collections

Austin Museum of Art, Austin
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Public Collections

American Airlines, Dallas
Houston Industries, Houston
North Trust Bank, Houston, Texas
Veritas DCG, Houston, Texas
Tobin Collection of Children’s Art, Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Sewell Lexus, Fort Worth, Texas
Sewell Infiniti, Houston, Texas

Press

2011 Faires, Robert. "Mona Remix." Online Review. The Austin Chronicle, July 1.
2009 Rubin, David S. Waterflow. Catalogue. San Antonio Museum of Art.
2008 Cuba, Nan and Riley Robinson. “Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Artists and Writers.” Trinity University Press, March 2008.
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, Matthew Sontheimer, and Liz Ward.” Art Lies, no. 25, Winter: 56. also featured in Art News. 99:2. February: 169.

1999

Rees, Christina. “Post Time: Dallas’ Newest Gallery Owner...” Dallas Observer, November 11-17: 77.
“Partners announce opening of art gallery near Knox-Henderson.” Park Cities People, November 11: 12.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Gallery Enters with Elegance.” The Dallas Morning News, October 30: The Arts, 33A.
Daniel, Mike. “A Quiet Start.” The Dallas Morning News, October 29: Guide, 55.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Houston, Arlington Artists Create Works World Apart.” The Dallas Morning News, Setember 25: 1C,6C.
Akhtar, Suzanne. “The Structure of Nature Inspires Beauty.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 5: 6D.
Robertson, Jennifer. “Art Building Gallery to Present Exhibit ‘Present of Past Things.’” The North Texas Daily, September 1.

1998

Friis Hanson, Dana and Lynn M. Herbert. Artistic Centers in Texas: Houston/Galveston. Exhibition Catalogue. Austin: Texas Fine Arts Association.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Houston, Arlington artists create works worlds apart.” The Dallas Morning News: 1C, 6C.
Williams, Robert and Jodi Moore. “Making Art: Making a Life.” Collegium: The Magazine of the University of Houston (Winter): 28-33.

1997 McConnell, Rebecca. “Liz Ward, Darren Waterson: Intimate Duet.” Art Lies (Spring): 34.
1996 Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (Summer-Fall): 65-68.
1995

Tolbert 2, Frank X. “Liz Ward: Moody Gallery.” Art Lies Spring:. 23-25.
Chadwick, Susan. “Liz Ward’s Sensitive Works at Moody.” Houston Post, April 4: 5D.

1993

McKay, Gary. “My Hero.” Houston Metropolitan (October): 50-51.
McBride, Elizabeth. “Liz Ward at Galveston Arts Center.” Museum and Arts Magazine February: 30-31.
Waddinton, Chris. “Highs and Lows from Houston.” The Times Picayune, January 1: 10.

1992

Tyson, Janet. “Art Review.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 31: 1, 3.
Exposure: Painting and Works on Paper 1992
. Catalogue. Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Johnson, Patricia. “Art by Collaborators, Couples Offers Contrasts.” Houston Chronicle. September 11: 3.

1991

Exposure: Photography 1991. Catalogue. Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Tyson, Janet. “Everybody’s Talking.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram. July 8: 1E-2E.
Kutner, Janet. “A New Director’s Debut.” The Dallas Morning News. July 6: 5C, 9C.
Goddard, Dan R. “Dialogues: Urban Blithe.” The Sunday Express News. February 10: 1H, 5H.

1990

McKay, Gary. “Young at Art.” Houston Metropolitan December: 50-55.
Moss, Maria. “Images of a Planet.” Houston Metropolitan May: 70-71.
Roberts, Anne H. “Steeped in the Art of Texas.” Public News May 2: 11.
Johnson, Patricia. “Lawndale’s Down-to-Earth Exhibit.” Houston Chronicle. April 26: 1D, 5D.
Brimmer, Henry. “Photography in Houston.” PhotoMetro February: 38.
Chadwick, Susan. “Glory of Texas Art.” Houston Chronicle. April 26: 1D, 5D.

1989

Chadwick, Susan. “Messages from the South.” Houston Post. January 19: 4C.
Robinson, Joan Seeman. “Lukewarm, Hot, and Cool.” SPOT. Fall: 29.
Chadwick, Susan. “Art You Can Look Up To.” Houston Post. December 2: E6.

1988

Chadwick, Susan. “The 1988 Houston Area Exhibition.” Houston Post. October 2.
McBride, Elizabeth. “1988 Introductions.” Public News. August 3: 14.
Chadwick, Susan. “16 Galleries.” Houston Post. July 3: 1F, 14F.
Chadwick, Susan. “Julian Schnabel Talks Philosophy with Art Students.” Houston Post. June 12: 4F.
Robinson, Joan Seeman. “Contra Positions.” SPOT. Summer: 14-15.
Roberts, Tre. “Back to the Future.” Art Papers, May/June.
Chadwick, Susan. “Not for the Living Room.” Houston Post. March 6: 14F.
Johnson, Patricia C. “Animals, Bottles Populate Exhibits.” Houston Chronicle. February 20: 3, section 4.
Fisher, Saul. “Home: No Place at All.” Public News, February 10.

1987

Gambrell, Jamey. “Texas: State of the Art.” Art in America. April: 198.
Frazier, Bill. “K(afka)’s Castle and Media-Myths at Lawndale.” SPOT, Spring: 15.
Chadwick, Susan. “Critic’s Choice.” Houston Post: E3.
Robinson, Joan Seeman. “Risks While Writing in the Dark.” SPOT. Winter: 10.

1986

Dobay, Louis. “This is Your Conscience Speaking.” Public News. November 13: 10.
Chadwick, Susan. “Texas 150: New Texas Photography.” Houston Post. October 5: 4H.
Sieber, Ann Walton. “Approaching the Fourth Ward.” SPOT. Spring: 16-17.