Liz Magor

LIZ MAGOR lives and works in Vancouver. has exhibited nationally and internationally since the mid 1970s. She has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal. Internationally her work has been included in the Sydney Biennale of 1982, the Venice Biennale of 1984, and documenta 8. In 2001 she was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts; in 2009 she received the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement; in 2014 she was winner of the Gershon Iskoitz Prize. Currently she is an Associate Professor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Forthcoming exhibitions include A Thousand Quarrels at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, focusing on Magor’s longstanding preoccupation with shelters, retreat and wilderness refuge; You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me at Oakville Galleries; and a major survey exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal in 2016.

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