Liz Magor was born in 1948 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Solo exhibitions include No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Triangle Gallery, Marseille, France (2013); The Power Plant, Toronto (2003); Vancouver Art Gallery (2002); Art Gallery of Ontario (1986); and exhibitions at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Recent group exhibitions include Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2013); Light my Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2013); ZOO, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal; After Presence, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2012); The Mouth and other storage facilities, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (touring) 2008; Histoires des Amériques, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal; Baja to Vancouver, Wattis Insitute, San Francisco; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004); Elusive Paradise: the Millenium Prize, National Gallery of Canada (2001), Aurora Borealis, Centre international d’art contemporain, Montréal (1985). Forthcoming exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and at Peep Hole, Milan, as well as a project at the Glasgow Sculpture Studio.

Liz Magor is the recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2014), the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2009) and the Governor General’s Award (2001). In 1984, she represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and participated in the Sydney Biennale in 1982 and Documenta 8 in 1987. The artist is represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto, Catriona Jeffries in Vancouver and Marcelle Alix in Paris.