Liz Ward’s artwork is informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Recent projects are Ghosts of the Old Mississippi, a series of fifteen large drawings based on geological maps of the alluvial plain of the Mississippi River; VerITAS CAput, drawings about the search for the River’s source; and drawings for Unchopping a Tree with poet W.E. Merwin. Exhibition venues include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Antonio Museum of Art, 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, Houston; the San Antonio Museum of Art, 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 in the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, and she lives and works in San Antonio, Texas, and Eagle Harbor, Michigan.
Lizdayward@mac.com; Instagram: @lizardward