Liz Magor
Born 1948 in Winnipeg
Lives and works in Vancouver

Education

1970-71

  1. Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver 

1968-70

  1. Parsons School of Design, New York

1966-68

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Solo Exhibitions


2017

  1. you you you, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
  2. Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany


2016

  1. The Blue One Comes in Black, Le Crédac, Paris
  2. Humidor, Marcelle Alix, Paris
  3. Habitude, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
  4. Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver


2015

  1. Liz Magor, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
  2. Surrender, Iskowitz Award, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 
  3. Six Ways to Sunday #06, Peephole, Milan


2014

  1. Liz Magor: A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver 


2013

  1. No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle, Marseille


2012

  1. I is being This, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver


2011

  1. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


2009

  1. Military Through the Ages, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston

  2. Storage Facilities, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto 
  3. Scarborough Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


2008

  1. The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Simon Fraser, University Gallery, Vancouver
  2. MOUTH: FULL, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver


2007

  1. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


2005

  1. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


2004

  1. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver



2003

  1. Liz Magor, The Power Plant, Toronto
  2. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


2002

  1. Liz Magor, Vancouver Art Gallery


2001

  1. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver



2000

  1. stores, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
  2. Deep Woods, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
  3. stores, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver 

1999

  1. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

1998

  1. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto


1996

  1. Messenger, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto

  2. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto 

1996

  1. Messenger, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto

  2. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto 

1994

  1. La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City

1993

  1. Liz Magor: Early Works, Oakville Galleries, Canada Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

1991

  1. Constructing Cultural Identity: Liz Magor, Edmonton Art Gallery


1987

  1. Liz Magor, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

1986

  1. Liz Magor, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  2. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto 

1984

  1. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
  2. Canada House, London, UK 

1982

  1. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto 

1981

  1. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto 
  2. Alberta College of Art, Calgary 

1980

  1. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto 
  2. Production/Reproduction, Vancouver Art Gallery 

1979

  1. Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
  2. Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  3. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada 

1977

  1. Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

Group Exhibitions

2017

  1. Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel Switzerland 
  2. Lyric on a Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York

2016

  1. MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver, De Paul Art Museum, Chicago
  3. You be Frank, and I'll be Earnest, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
  4. The Green of Her, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
  5. History Made By Artist, C L E A R I N G, New York

2015

  1. Walks and displacements, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  2. Still Life: Looking at the Overlooked, TrapanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta

  3. A view believed to be yours: Liz Magor, Jerry Pethick, Ron Tran, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  4. Our Lacustrine Cities, Chapter NY, New York

2014

  1. L’intruse, Marcelle Alix, Paris
  2. You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

2013

  1. 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, California

2012

  1. After Presence: Jack Anderson, Shary Boyle, David Claerbout, and Liz Magor, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  2. Zoo, Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal


2008

  1. Take Me There Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York
  2. Comic Relief, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  3. Burrow, St Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax; Musée d'art de Joliette, Canada
  4. The Tree: from the Sublime to the Social, Vancouver
  5. Art Gallery
 Momentum, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2007

  1. Artist’s Choice: Roy Arden Selects from the Permanent Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. Remaking the Real, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
  3. Burrow, Oakville Galleries, Ontario
  4. Recent Acquisitions, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 

2006

  1. Borrowings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2005

  1. Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, (MuHKA), Antwerp
  2. CAMP(sites), Museum London, London; Walter Philips Gallery, Banff
  3. Elements of Nature, La Cité de l’énergie, Shawinigan, Canada

2003

  1. Baja to Vancouver, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Vancouver Art Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
  2. Histories of the Americas, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal


2002

  1. Out There is Somewhere: The Arctic in Pictures, Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada
  2. aluminium, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto 

2001

  1. Vancouver Collects, Vancouver Art Gallery 
  2. Oasis, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
  3. Elusive Paradise, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 

2000

  1. Beaver Tales, Oakville Galleries, Canada
  2. singular FISSION, Diefenbunker, Carp, Canada

1999

  1. Model Homes: Explorations in Alternate Living, The Edmonton Art Gallery

1998

  1. Points of View, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton

1997

  1. The Gun as Image, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  2. inSITE, San Diego\Tijuana

1996

  1. Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1995

  1. Notion of Conflict: A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  2. Stone Powder: Fort York, Fort York, Toronto
  3. From Wunderkammer to Cyberspace, Foto Biennale Enschede, The Netherlands

1994

  1. Small Histories, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

1993

  1. Marc Mayer and Catherine Bedard, Canada, une nouvelle generation, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Getigne–Clisson, France; Musée des beaux-arts, Dole, France

1992

  1. Pour la suite du Monde, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  2. More than one Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1991

  1. Between Views and Points of View, Walter Phillips Art Gallery, Banff
  2. Places with a Past: Site Specific Art in Charleston, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina

1990

  1. Salvage Paradigm, YYZ, Toronto
  2. Meeting Place: Robert Gober, Liz Magor, Juan Muñoz, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary; Vancouver Art Gallery

1989

  1. Canadian Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  2. Camera Lucida, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
Inaugural Exhibition, Grace Hopper, Toronto Les Cents jours d'art contemporain, Centre international d'art contemporain, Montreal

1987

  1. Active Surplus: The Economy of the Object, The Power Plant, Toronto 
  2. Documenta 8, Orangerie, Kassel, Germany
  3. Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d'histoire), The Power Plant, Toronto

1986

  1. Ten Years Later, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  2. Focus: Kanadische Kunst von 1960-1985, Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne

1985

  1. The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
  2. Aurora Borealis, Centre international d'art contemporain, Montreal
  3. Recent Canadian Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery 

1984

  1. Ian Carr-Harris/Liz Magor, Venice Biennale

1983

  1. 1x2: Liz Magor and John McEwen, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  2. Repositioning the Familiar, Glendon Gallery, Toronto

1982

  1. Mise en Scene, Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. The 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
  3. Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931-1983, Vancouver Art Gallery

1981

  1. The Winnipeg Perspective 1981 - Ritual, Winnipeg Art Gallery

1978

  1. Canadian Contemporary Sculpture, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
  2. Obsessions, Rituals, Controls, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina

1977

  1. Four Places, Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. For the Birds, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 

1976

  1. West Coast Waves, Winnipeg Art Gallery

1975

  1. Current Energies, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal 
  2. Young Contemporaries '75, London Regional Art Gallery

1974

  1. Librations, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada 

1973

  1. Stand Back You Fools, Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada

Monographs

2016

  1. Dan Alder, Lesley Johnstone, Liz Magor, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge, Liz Magor, Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and Kunstverein in Hamburg

2015

  1. Céline Kopp, Liz Magor, Lisa Robertson, Jan Verwoert. The Blue One Comes in Black, Triangle France and Mousse Publishing

2008

  1. Sara Krajewski and Bill Jeffries, Liz Magor: The Mouth and other Storage Facilities, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle and Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver 

2002

  1. Grant Arnold, Philip Monk, et al., Liz Magor The Power Plant, Toronto and Vancouver Art Gallery 

2000

  1. Nancy Tousley, Lucy Hogg and Reid Shier, Liz Magor, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

1986

  1. Philip Monk, Liz Magor, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 

1981

  1. Val Greenfield, Liz Magor, The Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary 

1980

  1. Lorna Farrell-Ward, Liz Magor: Production/Reproduction, Vancouver Art Gallery 

1977

  1. Greg Snider, Liz Magor, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

2012

  1. Marie Fraser, Zoo, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 

2009

  1. Tejpal S Ajji, Nicholas Brown and Jen Hutton, What It Really Is, Red Bull 381 Projects, Toronto

2008

  1. Emmy Lee, The Tree: from the Sublime to the Social, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  2. Michael Rooks, Take Me There Show Me the Way, Haunch of Venison, New York 
  3. Melanie Townsend et al, CAMPsites, Walter Phillips Gallery Banff and Museum London, London

2007

  1. Shannon Anderson, Burrow, Oakville Galleries, Oakville 

2006

  1. Bart De Baere et al, Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse, Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA) Antwerp; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver 

2005

  1. Jonathan Shaughnessy, Elements of Nature National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and Cite de L'Energie, Shawinigan

2004

  1. Pierre Landry, Histories des Amériques, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 
  2. Claude Gosselin et al, Les 20 ans du CIAC, Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal
  3. Ralph Rugoff et al, Baja to Vancouver - The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute, MCA San Diego; Seattle Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery

2001

  1. Nancy Tousley, The Governor General’s Award for Visual Art, The Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa

2000

  1. Marnie Fleming and Reid Diamond, Beaver Tales, Oakville Galleries, Oakville 
  2. Anne Newlands, Canadian Art: From its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly Books, Toronto

1998

  1. Barbara Fischer and Ihor Holubizky, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto Sculpture 

1996

  1. Linda Michael and Peggy Gale, Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia 

1995

  1. Dorine Mignot, Notion of Conflict: A Selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 

1994

  1. Barbara Burkhardt, Small Histories, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

1993

  1. Marc Mayer and Catherine Bedard, Canada, une nouvelle generation, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, GetigneClisson, France

1992

  1. Gilles Godmer and Real Lussier, Pour La Suite du Monde, Musee d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

1991

  1. Mary Jane Jacobs, Places With a Past, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina 
  2. Daina Augaitis et al, Between Views and Points of View, Walter Phillips Art Gallery, Banff 

1990

  1. Gregory Salzman, Meeting Place, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto 

1989

  1. Diana Nemiroff, Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  2. Helga Pakasaar, Brian Wallis and William Wood, Camera Lucida, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

1987

  1. Bruce Grenville, Active Surplus: The Economy of the Object, The Power Plant, Toronto 

1985

  1. Megan Bice, Toronto Now, Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia 
  2. Rene Blouin and Normand Theriault, Aurora Borealis, Le centre international d'art contemporain, Montreal

1984

  1. Jessica Bradley, Ian Carr-Harris/Liz Magor: Canada XLI Biennale di Venezia, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  2. Anne West, Repositioning the Familiar, Glendon Gallery, Toronto

1983

  1. Mayo Graham, 1x2: Liz Magor and John McEwen, Glenbow Museum, Calgary 
  2. David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff, Contemporary Canadian Art, Hurtig Publishers Ltd, Edmonton
  3. Terrance Heath, A Sense of Place in Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada, Douglas and McIntyre, Vancouver

1982

  1. Lorna Farrell-Ward and Scott Watson, Mise en Scene, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver 

1981

  1. Karyn Allen, The Winnipeg Perspective 1981: Ritual, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg 

1977

  1. Alvin Balkind, Four Places: Allan Detheridge, Gathie Falk, Liz Magor, An Whitlock, Vancouver Art Gallery

Magazines and Periodicals

2016

  1. E.C. Woodley, 'Liz Magor Waits, But Not For You', Momus, Reviews, 17 August
  2. John Woodley, 'Liz Magor', Frieze, Reviews, 15 August
  3. Lindsey Davis, 'Lesley Johnstone and Dan Adler on Liz Magor's Habitude', Art 21 Magazine, 5 July 
  4. Jens Hoffman, 'The Importance of Being an Influence', Mousse Magazine, No. 52, February

2015

  1. Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Liz Magor’s Accumulations’, Canadian Art, 24 November 
  2. Sky Goodden, ‘These are not ideas; these are things: A conversation with Liz Magor’, Momus, 13 November
  3. James Adams, ‘Surrender: Liz Magor AGO exhibit a sincere art of juxtapositions’, The Globe and Mail, August

2014

  1. Flora Katz, ‘No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion’, art press, 3 March 
  2. Becky Rynor, ‘An Interview with Liz Magor’, National Gallery Magazine, 25 August 
  3. Mitch Speed, ‘Wade Guyton’s inkjets, Liz Magor’s Marks’, The Capilano Review, Spring 

2013

  1. Lisa Marshall, ‘Liz Magor’, Canadian Art, Spring 
  2. Renske Janssen, ‘Imagining Nature: Interview with Liz Magor’, Just a blog, 29 May 
  3. Federica Bueti, ‘No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion’, Frieze online, 19 November 

2012

  1. Robin Lawrence, ‘Liz Magor's I is being This is only about itself’, The Georgia Straight, 4 December 
  2. Sarah Milroy, ‘Liz Magor’s artistic salvage operation’, The Globe and Mail, 30 November
  3. Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, ‘The Potency of Objects: A Conversation with Liz Magor, Sculpture, November

2011

  1. E.C. Woodley, ‘Real Dead Ringers: The Art of Liz Magor’, Border Crossings, Vol. 30, No. 1
  2. E.C. Woodley, ‘Liz Magor’, Art in America, October 
  1. Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, ‘The Potency of Objects: A Conversation with Liz Magor, Sculpture, November

2009

  1. Nicholas Brown, ‘Liz Magor’, Hunter and Cook, Fall Deborah Campbell, ‘The Outlaw’, Canadian Art, Summer
  2. Sarah Milroy, ‘Pictures are out – experience is in’, The Globe and Mail, 14 February 
  3. Sarah Milroy, ‘Crusty old dead things that make you think about life’ The Globe and Mail, 4 June
  4. ‘What It Really Is: Hanging Out with Transformation,’ www.canadianart.ca, posted 19 February
  5. Leah Sandals, Seeing is Relieving, The National Post, 6 June

2007

  1. Dan Adler, ‘Liz Magor: Susan Hobbs Gallery’, Artforum, Summer 
  2. Claire Christie, Remaking the Real, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

2005

  1. Gary Michael Dault, ‘Look closer to grasp Molly’s Reach’, The Globe and Mail, 12 March 
  2. René Viau, ‘Démons et Merveilles’, Vie des Arts, Summer 

2004

  1. Scott Toguri McFarlane, Public, Vo. 30, Fall 

2003

  1. Peter Goddard, ‘Domestic familiarity changes meaning’, Toronto Star, 12 April 
  2. John K Grande, ‘Liz Magor’ Vie Des Arts, Spring
  3. Emily Hall, ‘Naturally: 33 Artists Digest the West Coast’ The Stranger, October 
  4. Robin Laurence, ‘Material Intelligence: The Art of Liz Magor’, Border Crossings, no. 86

2002

  1. Mia Johnson, Liz Magor, Preview, Winter 
  2. Robin Laurence, ‘Vancouver’s Finest Fly Solo at Shows Around Town’, The Georgia Strait, 5 September
  3. Robin Laurence, ‘Kokanee, Kraft Dinner, and Cognitive Disjunction’, The Georgia Strait, 18 November
  4. Michael Scott, ‘Fall Preview’, The Vancouver Sun, 26 August 
  5. Michael Scott, ‘Defined by our paraphernalia’, The Vancouver Sun, 21 November
  6. Michael Scott, ‘Defined by our paraphernalia’ The Vancouver Sun, 21 November

2001

  1. Paul Gessell, ‘One of these artworks is worth the $50,000 prize’, The National Post, 8 February
  2. Robin Laurence, ‘Boas and Others’, Black Flash, vol. 183
  3. Murray Whyte, ‘Where there’s smoke…’ The National Post, 15 March 
  4. Judy Stoffman, ‘Millennium Prize finalists capture themes of paradise in exhibition’, The Toronto Star, 11 February

2000

  1. Jess Atwood Gibson, ‘Big Sleep’, Canadian Art, Fall 
  2. Blake Gopnik, ‘Out and About in Vancouver’, The Globe and Mail, 21 March 
  3. Blake Gopnik, ‘Flaws’ point to artist’s crucial theme: artificiality’ The Globe and Mail, 2 September
  4. Blake Gopnik, ‘True to her roots’, The Globe and Mail, 16 September 
  5. Blake Gopnik, ‘The best of shows’, The Globe and Mail, 26 December 
  6. Robin Laurence, ‘Magor’s Stores of Cheetos and Kraft Dinner Speak to Survival’, The Georgia Strait, 6 March
  7. John Bentley Mays, ‘Beaver Tales pelts viewers with whimsy’, The Globe and Mail, 8 July
  8. Sarah Milroy, ‘A dark humour finds a home’, The National Post, 9 June 
  9. Sarah Milroy, ‘The elusive prize’, The Globe and Mail, 12 February
  10. Nancy Tousley, ‘Liz Magor’, Canadian Art, Spring 

1999

  1. Michael Scott, ‘Sleeping Rough’, The Vancouver Sun, 12 May
  2. Philip Monk, ‘Liz Magor’ C Magazine, September – November

1998

  1. Dot Tuer, ‘At the Gates’ Canadian Art, Spring

1995

  1. Dena Shottenkirk, ‘Notion of Conflict’, C Magazine, Fall 

1994

  1. Roni Feinstein, ‘Report from Toronto: Opening Doors’ Art in America, November 

1992

  1. Chantal Pontbriand, Parachute, October – December 

1991

  1. Lynn Gumpert, ‘Cumulus from America: Places with a past’, Parkett, Fall 

1990

  1. John B Mays, ‘Liz Magor’ Canadian Art, Fall 

1989

  1. Jennifer Fisher, ‘Identification: An Insider's View’ Parachute, Fall 

1987

  1. John Bentley Mays, ‘Canadian art set to stir up an international storm’, The Globe and Mail, 30 May
  2. John Bentley Mays, ‘Kassel: 1987’, C Magazine, June
  3. James D. Campbell, ‘Mario Merz and Liz Magor at Musee d'art contemporain’ Artpost, Winter
  4. Bruce Grenville, ‘A play of history (Jeu d'histoire): The Power Plant’ Parachute, Fall 

1986

  1. Ian Carr-Harris, ‘Liz Magor: an Interview’, C Magazine, Fall 
  2. Carole Corbeil, ‘Magor wrestles with motives of art making’, The Globe and Mail, 8 May 
  3. Tim Guest, ‘Liz Magor - Sculpture’, Canadian Art, Spring 

1985

  1. Elio Graziolo, ‘Aurora Borealis’, Flash Art, October – November 
  2. Scott Lauder, ‘The National Set-up’ Canadian Forum, December
  3. Gillian MacKay, ‘A Milestone in Contemporary Art’, Maclean's Magazine, August 

1984

  1. Michael Huebl, ‘Kunst, Grenzenlos’, Kunstforum International, June – August 
  2. John Bentley Mays, ‘Installation art: wise choice for Venice’, The Globe and Mail, 28 January
  3. Merieke Weiler, ‘Venice Times Two’, The Art Post, June – July 
  4. Annelie Pohlen, ‘Highlights of Festival’, Artforum, September
  5. Philip Monk, ‘Liz Magor: Four Notable Bakers’, Vanguard, May 

1982

  1. Roger Malbert, ‘Six Perspectives: Mise en Scene’, Vanguard, September 
  2. John Bentley Mays, ‘Liz Magor defies the march of time’, The Globe and Mail, 18 December

1981

  1. Joan Lowndes, ‘Liz Magor’ Artscanada, December – January 
  2. Susan Stewart, ‘Vancouver/Liz Magor at the Vancouver Art Gallery’, Artmagazine, February–March
  3. Avis Lang Rosenberg, Liz Magor ‘Working Sculpture’, Vanguard, December – January

1980

  1. Ron Glowen, ‘Verification of Life Processes’, Artweek, November 
  2. John Bentley Mays, ‘Clothes and grass clippings recipe for Magor's metamorphic cakes', The Globe and Mail, 5 April

1979

  1. Judy Williams, ‘Liz Magor’, Artscanada, August 
  2. Andrew Scott, ‘Compost Figures, Liz Magor's New Sculpture’ Vanguard, March
  3. Art Perry, ‘British Columbia: sculpture in the 70's’, Artmagazine, May – June 

1977

  1. Alvin Balkind, ‘Four Places’ Vanguard, March 
  2. Joan Lowndes, Four Places Artscanada, May – June
  3. Joan Lowndes, ‘Western Triptych’ Artscanada, December – January 
  4. Avis Lang Rosenberg, ‘Liz Magor: Outfitter for Odd Jobs’, Vanguard, August – September
  5. Art Perry, ‘Four Places’ Vie des Arts, Winter 

1974

  1. Joan Lowndes, ‘Modalities of West-Coast Sculpture’, Artscanada, Autumn

Artist Publications

1991

  1. Liz Magor and Joey Morgan, How to Avoid the Future Tense, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

1983

  1. Liz Magor, Four Notable Bakers, Self-published 

1982

  1. Liz Magor, Seventeen Books, Self-published 

Writing by the Artist

2006

  1. Liz Magor, ‘Ancient Affections (on the work of Paul Mathieu)’, Making China in China, Richmond Art Gallery

2004

  1. Liz Magor, Histoires des Ameriques (ed. Pierre Landry), Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal

2002

  1. Liz Magor, ‘The Lenticular’, Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery and Arsenal Press, Vancouver 

2000

  1. Liz Magor, Beaver Tales (eds. Reid Diamond and Marnie Fleming), Oakville Galleries, Toronto

1996

  1. Liz Magor, ‘White House Paint’, Real Fictions: Four Canadian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1994

  1. Liz Magor, American Visions, (eds. Noreen Tomassi, Mary Jane Jacob, Evo Mesquita), American Council for the Arts

1992

  1. Liz Magor, ‘Home and Native Land’, Texts, Summer 

1990

  1. Liz Magor, ‘Auto Portrait’, instabili, Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal 

1987

  1. Liz Magor, Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d'histoire), The Power Plant, Toronto 

Public Collections

  1. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  2. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  3. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  4. Lafayette Collection, Paris, France
  5. Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland
  6. Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  7. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  8. Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  9. Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
  10. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Awards

2015

  1. Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award for Public Art 
  2. Gershon Iskowtiz Prize 

2009

  1. Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts 

2001

  1. Governor General’s Visual Arts Award

2000

  1. York Wilson Endowment Award