Liz Ward’s artwork is informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Recent projects are drawings for Unchopping a Tree with poet W.E. Merwin, and Widening Circles, a large-scale public artwork about the San Antonio River Basin. Exhibition venues include the Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina, and the International Print Center in New York. Her work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, and the Menil in Houston; the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin, among many others.
Ward received an M.F.A. from the University of Houston, and a B.F.A. cum laude from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been recognized with a Brown Foundation Fellowship for an Artist Residency at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France; two Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowships, and the Dozier Travel Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. She is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, and she lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.