Liz Ward


Liz Ward Biography

Liz Ward was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1959 and lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.  She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Houston in 1990 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree cum laude from the University of New Mexico in 1982. Liz Ward’s paintings, drawings and prints are informed by natural history and the environmental crisis.

Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Austin Museum of Art; and the International Print Center, New York. Her work is also represented in many private, public and corporate collections, notably the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection.

In 2012, Ward received a Brown Foundation Dora Maar House Fellowship, an international artist-in-residence program in Ménerbes, France. With support of the fellowship, she completed a series of drawings for a Trinity Press book project, Unchopping a Tree, with renowned poet W.S. Merwin. Her work has also been recognized with two Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowships, and the Dozier Travel Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. She joined the faculty of Trinity University in 1999, where she is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, and an Environmental Studies faculty.