Liz Magor (b. 1948 in Winnipeg, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Magor is an artist who has been working in sculpture and photography since the mid-1970s. Her work examines the unstable character of objects, ideas and human beings, exploring how information is shaped and made ostensible in objects and people. Using references to domestic environments or objects that remind us of daily life she questions the desire, and sometimes compulsion, for emotional and physical comfort, and the fragility of the human body and identity.
Magor has exhibited widely in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as major biennials and survey exhibitions including Documenta 8, 1987. She will have a major survey exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal in 2016. Magor is the current recipient of the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, where her work will be shown in late 2015.
Group shows include: Our Lacustrine Cities, Chapter Gallery, New York, USA, (2015); No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle, Marseille, France (2015).
Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS