Liz Ward’s artwork is informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Recent projects are Ghosts of the Old Mississippi, a series of 15 large-scale drawings based on Harold Fisk's geological maps of the Mississippi River; drawings for Unchopping a Tree with poet W.E. Merwin, and Widening Circles, a large-scale public artwork about the San Antonio River Basin. Exhibition venues include the Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina, and the International Print Center in New York. Her work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, and the Menil in Houston; the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin, among many others.
Ward received an M.F.A. from the University of Houston, and a B.F.A. cum laude from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been recognized with a Brown Foundation Fellowship for a residency at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France; a Ucross Foundation Residency, two Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowships, and the Dozier Travel Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. She is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, and she lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.