b. 1948, Canada

Liz Magor Biography

Liz Magor’s work finds its centre in the peripheral, often replicating the overlooked trappings of daily life and re-presenting them in new contexts. Activated by an interest in the covert, these constructions blur the lines between reality, imagination, and simulation. Creating new and expanded associations, Magor simultaneously draws attention to the objects’ original intentions to satisfy our need for protection, comfort, and affirmation. Liz Magor lives and works in Vancouver. In 2017, Magor’s work was the subject of traveling survey at the Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg and Migros Museum, Zurich, and opening at MAMAC, Nice on November 17. Other recent solo exhibitions of her work include: Centre d’art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Paris (2016), Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (2016), the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015), Peep-hole, Milan (2015), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2014), and Triangle France, Marseilles (2013). In addition, she has had solo exhibitions at Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2008), the Power Plant, Toronto (2003) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (2002). Magor participated in Documenta 8, Kassel (1987), and the 41st Venice Biennale, Venice (1984).

Liz Magor Featured Artworks

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Wasted by Liz Magor contemporary artwork sculpture
Liz Magor Wasted, 2021 Polymerised gypsum (alpha gypsum, acrylic medium), fibreglass
167.6 x 104.1 x 10.2 cm
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Stay Put by Liz Magor contemporary artwork sculpture
Liz Magor Stay Put, 2021 Polymerised gypsum (alpha gypsum, acrylic medium), fibreglass
248.9 x 167.6 x 27.9 cm
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Another Place by Liz Magor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Liz Magor Another Place, 2021 Polymerised gypsum (alpha gypsum, acrylic medium), fibreglass
243.8 x 134.6 x 30.5 cm
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Float by Liz Magor contemporary artwork sculpture
Liz Magor Float, 2021 Silicon rubber, polyester, work- bench, coffee table
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The Boots by Liz Magor contemporary artwork installation
Liz Magor The Boots, 2017 Textile, polymerised gypsum
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Freestyle (Pink Grommet) by Liz Magor contemporary artwork sculpture
Liz Magor Freestyle (Pink Grommet), 2017 Wool, cellophane, steel
229.9 x 76.2 x 25.4 cm
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The Boots by Liz Magor contemporary artwork textile
Liz Magor The Boots, 2017 Textile, polymerized gypsum
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Woven Goods by Liz Magor contemporary artwork mixed media
Liz Magor Woven Goods, 2017 Wool, acetate, paper, polymerized gypsum
202.6 x 142.9 cm
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