Liz Magor – CV

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Liz Magor
b. 1948, Winnipeg, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver

Education

  • 1970–1971 Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver
  • 1968–1970 Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
  • 1966–1968 University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 TIMESHARE, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, USA
    BLOWOUT, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Cambridge, USA; The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA
  • 2017 Previously..., Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
    you, you, you, The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice, Nice, France; Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2016 The Blue One Comes in Black, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
    Humidor, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
    Habitude, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2015 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Surrender, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Six Ways to Sunday #06, Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy
  • 2014 Liz Magor: A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2013 No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle France, Marseille, France
  • 2012 I is being This, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2011 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2009 Military Through the Ages, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada
    Storage Facilities, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2008 The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA; Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
    MOUTH: FULL, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2007 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2005 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2004 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2003 The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2002 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2001 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 stores, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Deep Woods, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 1999 Sleeping Rough, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1998 Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1996 Messenger, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada
    Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1994 La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City, Canada
    Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1993 Liz Magor: Early Works, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1991 Constructing Cultural Identity: Liz Magor, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1987 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 1986 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1984 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Canada House, London, UK
  • 1982 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1981 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 1980 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Production/Reproduction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1979 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
    Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • 1977 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 You, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
    Lo Spazio Esistenziale. Definizione #2, Casa Morra, Naples, Italy
    another Landscape show, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 Lost + Found, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
    Cabin Fever, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Fences & Windows, Modern Art, London, UK
    Aquaria, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
    Je t’épaule tu me respires, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
  • 2017 The Undercover Economist: Martin Boyce, Gabriel Kuri, Liz Magor, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
    All the Names, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Survival Guide, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2016 No Visible Horizon: Forty Years of Walter Phillips Gallery, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
    On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, USA
    You be Frank, and I’ll be Earnest, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
    The Green of Her, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    History made by artists, C L E A R I N G, New York, USA
    MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2015 Walks and displacements, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
    Still Life: Looking at the Overlooked, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Canada
    A view believed to be yours: Liz Magor, Jerry Pethick, Ron Tran, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Our Lacustrine Cities, Chapter NY, New York, USA
  • 2014 L’intruse, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
    You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
  • 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
  • 2012 After Presence, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
    ZOO, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2010 Marburg! The Early Bird!, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany
    In Dialogue with Carr: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicolson, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, Canada
    It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 Nothing to Declare: Current Sculpture from Canada, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Uneasy Pieces, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, Canada
  • 2008 Take Me There (Show Me The Way), Haunch of Venison, New York, USA
    Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
    Comic Relief, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Burrow, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax; Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Canada
    The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Momentum, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007 Artist’s Choice: Roy Arden Selects from the Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Remaking the Real, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Burrow, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
  • 2006 Recent Acquisitions, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Borrowings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Embodied Matter, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
  • 2005 Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    CAMP(sites), Museum London, London, Canada; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
    Elements of Nature, La Cité de l’énergie, Shawinigan, Canada
  • 2003 Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA
    Histories of the Americas, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2002 Out There is Somewhere: The Arctic in Pictures, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
    Aluminum, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2001 Vancouver Collects – Between Passion and Logic: Contemporary and Modern Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Oasis, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, Canada
    Elusive Paradise, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Sculpture, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 Beaver Tales, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    singular FISSION, Diefenbunker, Carp, ON, Canada
  • 1999 Model Homes: Explorations in Alternate Living, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1998 Points of View: Canadian Women Artists, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
  • 1997 The Gun as Image, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, USA
    inSITE, San Diego, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1996 Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
    The Culture of Nature, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 1995 Notion of Conflict: A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Stone Powder: Fort York, Fort York, Toronto, Canada
    Obsessions: From Wunderkammer to Cyberspace, Foto Biennale Enschede, Enschede, the Netherlands
  • 1994 Small Histories, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
  • 1993 Canada: Une nouvelle generation, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Gétigné-Clisson, France; Musée des beaux-arts, Dôle, France
  • 1992 Pour la suite du Monde, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    More than One Photography: Works since 1980 from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • 1991 Between Views and Points of View, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
    Places with a Past: Site-Specific Art in Charleston, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
  • 1990 The Salvage Paradigm, YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Meeting Place: Robert Gober, Liz Magor, Juan Muñoz, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada; Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1989 [First] Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Camera Lucida, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada; Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
    Inaugural Exhibition, Grace Hopper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Les Cents jours d’art contemporain de Montréal, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 1987 Active Process: Artists’ Books Photographic & Contemporary, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Victoria, Canada; A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada; Centre Eye Photography Gallery, Calgary, Canada; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada; Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Canada
    Active Surplus: The Economy of the Object, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Documenta 8, Orangerie, Kassel, Germany
    Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d’histoire), The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 1986 Ten Years Later, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Focus: Kanadische Kunst von 1960-1985, Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany
  • 1985 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Aurora Borealis, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Recent Canadian Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1984 Ian Carr-Harris/Liz Magor, 41st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • 1983 1x2: Liz Magor and John McEwen, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
    Repositioning the Familiar, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931-1983, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1982 Mise en Scène, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    The 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 The Winnipeg Perspective 1981 - Ritual, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1978 Canadian Contemporary Sculpture, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Obsessions, Rituals, Controls, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
  • 1977 Four Places, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    For the Birds, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 1976 West Coast Waves, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1975 Current Energies, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Young Contemporaries ’75, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Canada
  • 1973 Librations - 12 B.C. Artists, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
    Stand Back You Fools, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
    Process Editions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
    Pacific Vibrations, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Monographs

  • 2016 Dan Adler, Lesley Johnstone, Liz Magor, Heike Munder, and Bettina Steinbrügge, Liz Magor, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland; and Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2015 Céline Kopp, Liz Magor, Lisa Robertson, and Jan Verwoert, The Blue One Comes in Black, Triangle France, Marseille, France, and Mousse Publishing, Milan, Italy
  • 2008 Sara Krajewski and Bill Jeffries, Liz Magor: The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA, and Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2002 Grant Arnold, et al., Liz Magor, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 Nancy Tousley, Lucy Hogg and Reid Shier, Liz Magor, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 1986 Philip Monk, Liz Magor, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • 1981 Val Greenfield, Liz Magor, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 1980 Lorna Farrell-Ward, Liz Magor: Production/Reproduction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1977 Greg Snider, Liz Magor, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2017 Kari Cwynar, ‘Liz Magor’, in All the Names, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2016 Helga Pakasaar, Woosh, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 Marie Fraser, Zoo, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2011 Anne Low, Framework: Liz Magor, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2010 Christina Ritchie, Jenifer Papararo, Trevor Mahovsky, and Evan Lee, Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Josée Drouin-Brisebois, ed., It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2009 Bruce Grenville, et al., Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2008 Emmy Lee, The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Michael Rooks, Take Me There Show Me the Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, USA
    Melanie Townsend, et al., CAMPsites, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, and Museum London, London, Canada
  • 2007 Shannon Anderson, Burrow/Terrier: Janice Kerbel, Adriana Kuiper, Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, and Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Canada
    John O’Brian, et al., Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity and Contemporary Art, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, Canada
    Claire Christie, Remaking the Real, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2006 Bart De Baere, et al., Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium, and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2005 Jonathan Shaughnessy, Elements of Nature, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Cité de L’Energie, Shawinigan, Canada
  • 2004 Pierre Landry, Johanne Lamoureux, José Roca, <<Nous venons en paix...>>, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Claude Gosselin, et al., Les 20 ans du CIAC, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Ralph Rugoff, et al., Baja to Vancouver - The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2003 Andrea Kunard, et al., Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2001 Nancy Tousley, The Governor General’s Award for Visual Art, The Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2000 Marnie Fleming and Reid Diamond, Beaver Tales, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    Anne Newlands, Canadian Art: From its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly Books, Toronto, Canada
  • 1998 Barbara Fischer and Ihor Holubizky, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada
  • 1996 Linda Michael and Peggy Gale, Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  • 1995 Dorine Mignot, Notion of Conflict: A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1994 Barbara Burkhardt, Small Histories, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
  • 1993 Marc Mayer and Catherine Bedard, Canada, une nouvelle generation, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Gétigné-Clisson, France
  • 1992 Gilles Godmer and Real Lussier, Pour la Suite du Monde, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 1991 Mary Jane Jacobs, Places With a Past, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
    Daina Augaitis, et al., Between Views and Points of View, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
  • 1990 Gregory Salzman, Meeting Place, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 1989 Diana Nemiroff, Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Helga Pakasaar, Brian Wallis and William Wood, Camera Lucida, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
  • 1987 Bruce Grenville, Active Surplus: The Economy of the Object, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 1985 Megan Bice, Toronto Now, Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Canada
    René Blouin and Normand Thériault, Aurora Borealis, Le centre international d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada
  • 1984 Jessica Bradley, Ian Carr-Harris/Liz Magor: Canada XLI Biennale di Venezia, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Anne West, Repositioning the Familiar, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1983 Mayo Graham, 1x2: Liz Magor and John McEwen, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
    David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff, Contemporary Canadian Art, Hurtig Publishers Ltd., Edmonton, Canada
    Terrance Heath, ‘A Sense of Place’ in Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada, Douglas and McIntyre, Vancouver
  • 1982 Lorna Farrell-Ward and Scott Watson, Mise en Scène, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1981 Karyn Allen, The Winnipeg Perspective 1981: Ritual, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1977 Alvin Balkind, Four Places: Allan Detheridge, Gathie Falk, Liz Magor, An Whitlock, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2019 Catherine Wagley, ‘Why the Layoff of a Curator at a Little-Known Art Space Was the “Last Straw” for San Francisco’s Frustrated Art Community’, Artnet News, 17 July
    ‘Dismissal of Curator at 500 Capp Street Prompts Outcry in San Francisco’, Artforum, 4 July
    Emily Wilson, ‘San Francisco Art Scene Rallies In Support of Curator Laid Off from 500 Capp Street’, Hyperallergic, 3 July
    Leah Sandals, ‘Canadian Artist Cancels US Show After Curator Laid Off’, Canadian Art, 3 July
    Claire Selvin, ‘In Wake of Curator Layoff at 500 Capp Street, Artist Liz Magor Cancels Show’, Art News, 2 July
    Sarah Hotchkiss, ‘Liz Magor Pulls Work from 500 Capp Street in Response to Head Curator Layoff’, KQED, 2 July
    Murray Whyte, ‘Reality, Art and Life: the work of Liz Magor’, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, 20 June
    Lee Ann Norman, ‘Zero Things: Liz Magor Interview by Lee Ann Norman’, BOMB Magazine, 18 June
    Aaron Gettinger, ‘BLOWOUT – a look at consumer culture’, Hyde Park Herald, 12 June
    Jared Quinton, ‘Liz Magor: Blowout’, The Brooklyn Rail, June
    Mira Dayal, ‘Liz Magor’, Artforum, May
    Andrew Farry, ‘Growing Up and Letting Go With “Blowout”’, The Chicago Maroon, 3 May
    Murray Whyte, ‘The things they carried, in a striking show at Harvard’, The Boston Globe, 14 February
  • 2018 ‘Winter Preview: The Most Promising Museum Shows and Biennials Around the World’, Artnews, 20 November
    Jenna McKnight, ‘Cabin Fever exhibition traces history of rustic dwellings in North America’, Dezeen, 11 September
    Meredyth Cole, ‘Cabin Fever’, Canadian Art, 19 July
    Mathilde Belouali-Dejean, ‘Liz Magor, troubler l’habitude’, Critique, 6 April
    Paula Cho, ‘Wishing you long and sweet dreams’, The Medium, 5 March
    Simone Menegoi, ‘Liz Magor’, Artforum, 1 March
    Jean-Marie Durand, ‘Recyclage, décalage’, Les Inrockuptibles, 17 January
    ‘Liz Magor’, The New Yorker, 1 January
  • 2017 Stefan Heidenreich, ‘The Undercover Economist’, Art Agenda, 5 December
    Hélène Jourdan-Gassin, ‘Liz Magor, MAMAC’, Chez Lola Gassin, 1 December
    Florence Dubosc, ‘New Liz Magor Exhibit Raises Questions About Mass Production’, Riviera Buzz, 22 November
    Joseph R. Wolin, ‘Liz Magor: “Previously...”’, Time Out New York, 10 November
    Penny Rafferty, ‘Liz Magor’, Art in America, 2 May
    Mitch Speed, ‘Textiles // Liz Magor’s Objects of Care’, Berlin Art Link, 21 April
    Aoife Rosenmeyer, ‘Liz Magor’, Frieze, 10 March
    Megan Mueller, ‘York scholar curates high-profile Liz Magor exhibition in Montreal’, yFile: York University News, 2 March
    Dimitri Lempesis, ‘ART CITIES: Zurich – Liz Magor’, dreamideamachine ART VIEW online, March
    Benjamin Klein, ‘Liz Magor’, Border Crossings, January
  • 2016 E.C. Woodley, ‘Liz Magor Waits, But Not For You’, Momus, 17 August
    Jon Woodley, ‘Liz Magor’, Frieze, 15 August
    Lindsey Davis, ‘Lesley Johnstone and Dan Adler on Liz Magor’s Habitude’, Art 21 Magazine, 5 July
    Jens Hoffman, ‘The Importance of Being an Influence’, Mousse Magazine, No. 52, February
  • 2015 Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Liz Magor’s Accumulations’, Canadian Art, 24 November
    Sky Goodden, ‘These are not ideas; these are things: A conversation with Liz Magor’, Momus, 13 November
    James Adams, ‘Surrender: Liz Magor AGO exhibit a sincere art of juxtapositions’, The Globe and Mail, August
  • 2014 Becky Rynor, ‘An Interview with Liz Magor’, National Gallery Magazine, 25 August
    Flora Katz, ‘No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion’, art press, 3 March
    Mitch Speed, ‘Wade Guyton’s inkjets, Liz Magor’s Marks’, The Capilano Review, Spring
  • 2013 Lisa Marshall, ‘Liz Magor’, Canadian Art, Spring
    Renske Janssen, ‘Imagining Nature: Interview with Liz Magor’, Just a blog, 29 May
    Federica Bueti, ‘No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion’, Frieze online, 19 November
  • 2012 Robin Laurence, ‘Liz Magor’s I is being This is only about itself’, The Georgia Straight, 4 December
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Liz Magor’s artistic salvage operation’, The Globe and Mail, 30 November
    Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, ‘The Potency of Objects: A Conversation with Liz Magor’, Sculpture, November
  • 2011 E.C. Woodley, ‘Real Dead Ringers: The Art of Liz Magor’, Border Crossings, Vol. 30, No. 1
    E.C. Woodley, ‘Liz Magor’, Art in America, October
  • 2009 Nicholas Brown, ‘Liz Magor’, Hunter and Cook, Fall
    Fran Schechter, ‘Melancholy Magor’, Now Magazine, 20 October
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Crusty old dead things that make you think about life’, The Globe and Mail, 4 June
    Deborah Campbell, ‘The Outlaw’, Canadian Art, Summer
    ‘What It Really Is: Hanging Out with Transformation’, Canadian Art online, 19 February
    Sarah Milroy, ‘Pictures are out – experience is in’, The Globe and Mail, 14 February
  • 2008 ‘Must-Sees: Burrow: Our Shelter Fetish’, Canadian Art online, 8 May
    Robin Laurence, ‘Liz Magor explores our poisonous pleasures’, The Georgia Straight, 7 May
  • 2007 Dan Adler, ‘Liz Magor: Susan Hobbs Gallery’, Artforum, Summer
  • 2005 René Viau, ‘Démons et Merveilles’, Vie des Arts, Summer
    Gary Michael Dault, ‘Look closer to grasp Molly’s Reach’, The Globe and Mail, 12 March
  • 2004 Scott Toguri McFarlane, Public, Vol. 30, Fall
  • 2003 Robin Laurence, ‘Material Intelligence: The Art of Liz Magor’, Border Crossings, No. 86
    Emily Hall, ‘Naturally: 33 Artists Digest the West Coast’, The Stranger, October
    Leah Sandals, ‘Seeing is Relieving’, The National Post, 6 June
    Peter Goddard, ‘Domestic familiarity changes meaning’, Toronto Star, 12 April
    John K. Grande, ‘Liz Magor’, Vie Des Arts, Spring
  • 2002 Mia Johnson, ‘Liz Magor’, Preview, Winter
    Michael Scott, ‘Defined by our paraphernalia’, The Vancouver Sun, 21 November
    Robin Laurence, ‘Kokanee, Kraft Dinner, and Cognitive Disjunction’, The Georgia Straight, 18 November
    Robin Laurence, ‘Vancouver’s Finest Fly Solo at Shows Around Town’, The Georgia Straight, 5 September
    Michael Scott, ‘Fall Preview’, The Vancouver Sun, 26 August
  • 2001 Robin Laurence, ‘Boaz and Others’, BlackFlash, Issue 18.3
    Murray Whyte, ‘Where there’s smoke…’, The National Post, 15 March
    Judy Stoffman, ‘Millennium Prize finalists capture themes of paradise in exhibition’, The Toronto Star, 11 February
    Paul Gessell, ‘One of these artworks is worth the $50,000 prize’, The National Post, 8 February
  • 2000 Blake Gopnik, ‘The best of shows’, The Globe and Mail, 26 December
    Blake Gopnik, ‘True to her roots’, The Globe and Mail, 16 September
    Blake Gopnik, ‘Flaws’ point to artist’s crucial theme: artificiality’, The Globe and Mail, 2 September
    Jess Atwood Gibson, ‘Big Sleep’, Canadian Art, Fall
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Beaver Tales pelts viewers with whimsy’, The Globe and Mail, 8 July
    Sarah Milroy, ‘A dark humour finds a home’, The National Post, 9 June
    Blake Gopnik, ‘Out and About in Vancouver’, The Globe and Mail, 21 March
    Robin Laurence, ‘Magor’s Stores of Cheetos and Kraft Dinner Speak to Survival’, The Georgia Straight, 6 March
    Nancy Tousley, ‘Liz Magor’, Canadian Art, Spring
    Sarah Milroy, ‘The elusive prize’, The Globe and Mail, 12 February
  • 1999 Philip Monk, ‘Liz Magor’, C Magazine, Fall
    Michael Scott, ‘Sleeping Rough’, The Vancouver Sun, 12 May
  • 1998 Dot Tuer, ‘At the Gates’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 1995 Dena Shottenkirk, ‘Notion of Conflict’, C Magazine, Fall
  • 1994 Roni Feinstein, ‘Report from Toronto: Opening Doors’, Art in America, November
  • 1992 Chantal Pontbriand, Parachute, October - December
  • 1991 Lynn Gumpert, ‘Cumulus from America: Places with a past’, Parkett, Fall
  • 1990 John Bentley Mays, ‘Liz Magor’, Canadian Art, Fall
  • 1989 Jennifer Fisher, ‘Identification: An Insider’s View’, Parachute, Fall
  • 1987 James D. Campbell, ‘Mario Merz and Liz Magor at Musée d’art contemporain’, Artpost, Winter
    Bruce Grenville, ‘A play of history (Jeu d’histoire): The Power Plant’, Parachute, Fall
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Kassel: 1987’, C Magazine, June
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Canadian art set to stir up an international storm’, The Globe and Mail, 30 May
  • 1986 Ian Carr-Harris, ‘Liz Magor: an Interview’, C Magazine, Fall
    Carole Corbeil, ‘Magor wrestles with motives of art making’, The Globe and Mail, 8 May
    Tim Guest, ‘Liz Magor - Sculpture’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 1985 Scott Lauder, ‘The National Set-up’, Canadian Forum, December
    Elio Graziolo, ‘Aurora Borealis’, Flash Art, October - November
    Gillian MacKay, ‘A Milestone in Contemporary Art’, Maclean’s Magazine, August
  • 1984 Annelie Pohlen, ‘Highlights of Festival’, Artforum, September
    Michael Huebl, ‘Kunst, Grenzenlos’, Kunstforum International, June - August
    Merieke Weiler, ‘Venice Times Two’, The Art Post, June - July
    Philip Monk, ‘Liz Magor: Four Notable Bakers’, Vanguard, May
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Installation art: wise choice for Venice’, The Globe and Mail, 28 January
  • 1982 Roger Malbert, ‘Six Perspectives: Mise en Scène’, Vanguard, September
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Liz Magor defies the march of time’, The Globe and Mail, 18 December
  • 1981 Joan Lowndes, ‘Liz Magor’, Artscanada, December - January
    Avis Lang Rosenberg, Liz Magor ‘Working Sculpture’, Vanguard, December - January
    Susan Stewart, ‘Vancouver/Liz Magor at the Vancouver Art Gallery’, Artmagazine, February - March
  • 1980 Ron Glowen, ‘Verification of Life Processes’, Artweek, November
    John Bentley Mays, ‘Clothes and grass clippings recipe for Magor’s metamorphic cakes’, The Globe and Mail, 5 April
  • 1979 Judy Williams, ‘Liz Magor’, Artscanada, August
    Art Perry, ‘British Columbia: sculpture in the 70’s’, Artmagazine, May - June
    Andrew Scott, ‘Compost Figures, Liz Magor’s New Sculpture’, Vanguard, March
  • 1977 Joan Lowndes, ‘Western Triptych’, Artscanada, December - January
    Art Perry, ‘Four Places’, Vie des Arts, Winter
    Avis Lang Rosenberg, ‘Liz Magor: Outfitter for Odd Jobs’, Vanguard, August - September
    Joan Lowndes, ‘Four Places’, Artscanada, May - June
    Alvin Balkind, ‘Four Places’, Vanguard, March
  • 1974 Joan Lowndes, ‘Modalities of West-Coast Sculpture’, Artscanada, Autumn

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2006 Liz Magor, ‘Ancient Affections (on the work of Paul Mathieu)’, Making China in China, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada
  • 2004 Liz Magor, in Histoires des Amériques, ed. Pierre Landry, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2002 Liz Magor, ‘The Lenticular’, Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, ed. Karen Love, Presentation House Gallery and Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver
  • 2000 Liz Magor, in Beaver Tales, eds. Reid Diamond and Marnie Fleming, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
  • 1996 Liz Magor, ‘White House Paint’, Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  • 1994 Liz Magor, in American Visions: Artistic and Cultural Identity in the Western Hemisphere, eds. Noreen Tomassi, Mary Jane Jacob, and Ivo Mesquita, American Council for the Arts, Allworth Press, New York, USA
  • 1992 Liz Magor, ‘Home and Native Land’, Texts, Summer
  • 1990 Liz Magor, ‘Auto Portrait’, instabili, Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada
  • 1987 Liz Magor, in Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d’histoire), The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Artist’s Books

  • 1991 Liz Magor and Joey Morgan, How to Avoid the Future Tense, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
  • 1983 Liz Magor, Four Notable Bakers, self-published
  • 1982 Liz Magor, Seventeen Books, self-published

Selected Public Works

  • 2011 Marks, City Centre Library, Surrey, Canada
  • 2004 LightShed, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
  • 2000 Channel, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    Keep, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 1995 The Game, General Motors Place, Vancouver
  • 1990 VIA Rail, Montreal, Canada

Residencies

  • 2017 Berlin Artists-in-Residence programme, DAAD, Berlin, Germany

Awards

  • 2015 Mayor’s Arts Award for Public Art, City of Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • 2009 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver
  • 2001 Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2000 York Wilson Endowment Award, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada