Liz Magor

1948 -

Liz Magor has studied at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, from 1966-68, at the Parsons School of Design, New York, from 1968-70, and at the Vancouver School of Art from 1970-71.

The artifice of many of her works reveals an interest in how certain images pass for the authentic in spite of their obvious fakeness. With a certain irony, she explores these notions of the real and the fake at the same time that she raises social concerns.

Liz Magor lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Liz Magor

Birth name

Liz Magor


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948




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I thought I would be a writer (1 min 16 sec)

The Process of Engagement (1 min 6 sec)

Hollow (2 min 46 sec)

Hollow (0 min 48 sec)

Hollow (0 min 33 sec)

I choose my material according to the subject (1 min 19 sec)

Chee-to (2 min 40 sec)

The relationship of artificial to real (1 min 45 sec)

Dorothy: A Resemblance (4 min 6 sec)

Field work (1 min 29 sec)

Field work (0 min 58 sec)

Provincial Sideboard (2 min 49 sec)

Provincial Sideboard (3 min 45 sec)

Artists cannot control meaning (1 min 30 sec)

Appropriation (3 min 13 sec)

I am a studio artist (1 min 48 sec)

Influences (1 min 18 sec)

Many possible narratives (1 min 8 sec)

Faux culture (1 min 53 sec)

Universal concerns (5 min 31 sec)

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