Floating Life: Mississippi River Drawings by Liz Ward

Date: October 3–31, 2019

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 Detail from Ghosts of the old Mississippi: Floating Life (2019)

Art Exhibit – Floating Life: Mississippi River Drawings by Liz Ward
Oct. 3 through Oct. 31
Visual Arts Center 120

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.
Artist Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

For over three decades, Ward has exhibited her drawings, prints and paintings in nearly 130 regional, national and international shows, over 30 of which have been solo exhibitions.  She has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants and awards, both national and international, including a NEA grant and two NEA Fellowships. Her work can be found in many corporate and public art collections throughout Texas, including the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont), the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), and the Tyler Museum of Art (Tyler), to name but a few.  In addition to having published several articles and essays on her own work and that of other artists, she is the co-author of the book, Unchopping a Tree (Trinity University Press, 2012; co-author W.S. Merwin).

Elizabeth Ward joined the faculty of the Art and Art History Department at Trinity University in 1999, where she currently serves as studio faculty and chair.  With her art informed by scientific information and environmental issues, she also teaches in the Environmental Studies program at Trinity.  Ward received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 1990, after completing training at two prestigious printmaking programs, the famed Atelier 17 (Paris; 1984-85) and the Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, 1982-84).