Curriculum Vitae


Liz Menard

Printmaker/Visual Artist/Educator

Current Solo Exhibitions
May – October 2015                  The River’s Nature The Cabinet Art Gallery, Earth Sciences Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Juried Exhibitions
April 2015                                      Myths and Legends Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon, United States.
February – April 2015                 Considered Quest Art Gallery, Midland, Ontario (Juror’s Award)
February – May 2015                  Art of the Book 2013
University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick
January – February, 2015           Vaughan Juried Exhibition an art integration project Vaughan Award of Merit

Solo Exhibitions
May – September 2013   Nature of the River Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto
April – May, 2013   A Sense of Place Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
December 2012 – Feb 2013   Near and Far Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Ontario
October – December 2012   Nature of the River Nick Novak Fellowship
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
October – December 2012   Itsy Bitsy Bookworks Zilberschmuck, Toronto, Ontario
June, 2011   Fandango in Washi
(Washi Summit 2011) Toronto, Ontario
February – March 2011   Natural Nature Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario
January – February 2011   Wasteland and The City
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
January, 2011   Nature and The City Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario
April, 2007   Ephemerals
George Gilmour Members Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions
April 2015                             Myths and Legends Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon, United States.
February – May, 2015                Art of the Book 2013 Harriet Irving Library, 
University of New Brunswick, 
Fredericton, New Brunswick
February – April 2015                Considered Quest Art Gallery, Midland, Ontario (Juror’s Award)
February – May 2015                  Art of the Book 2013
University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick
January – February, 2015            Art Integration City of Vaughan Juried Exhibition (Award of Merit)
February – March 2015                  Winter in Canada Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
October 2014                                                      Inspire (Book Arts) Toronto, Ontario
August – November 2014                  Open Studio Presents Capitol One, Toronto, Ontario
July – September 2014                                    Art of the Book 2013 Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
July 2014                  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto, Ontario
June – July, 2014                  Art of the Book Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatchewan
May, 2014                                                      The Print Show John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (Curry’s Award)
May, 2014                                                      In Search of Beauty Textile Museum of Canada Mezzanine, Toronto
– November 2014  Open Studio Presents Capitol One, Toronto, Ontario
May, 2014   In Search of Beauty Textile Museum of Canada Mezzanine, Toronto
April – May, 2014   Annual Juried Exhibition Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
April – May, 2014   Art of the Book 2013 Rare Books and Special Collections UBC Library, University of British Columbia, British Columbia
July – September, 2014   Art of the Book 2013 Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
June – September, 2014   Tangled and Tame  Toronto Botanical Gardens Toronto, Ontario
June – July, 2014        Art of the Book 2013 Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft council, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
November, 2013 A Commitment to Washi Tokyo Okyaku Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
October, 2013 Art Toronto with Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
August, 2013 Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference (Artist’s Books) Dundee, Scotland
July – August 2013 Art of the Book 2013 Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
Note: This exhibition will travel across Canada until December 2016

September – October, 2013 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibitionn Orillia Museum of Art & History
September – October, 2013 Wilderness Memories, Art Space, Huntsville, Ontario
July, 2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto, Ontario
June, 2013 A Commitment to Washi
Japanese Paper Place, Toronto
June – July 2013 Jumelage Engramme Print Studio, Quebec City, Quebec
May, 2013 The Print Show
The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
May, 2013 100 Prints Open Studio, Palais Royale, Toronto
April – May 2013 What Lies Beneath
Open Studio, Toronto
May 2013 Transformations Zilbersmuck, Toronto, Ontario
November – April 2013 Corporate Exhibition Capital One
North York, Ontario
March 2013 ChildSight Papermill Gallery Todmorden Mills, Toronto
December 2012 – Jan 2013 Jumelage
John B. Aird Gallery Toronto, Ontario A residency, exhibition and exchange between Ontario and Quebec artists.
November 2012 De rerum natura (On The Nature of Things) Common Thread International Exhibition Oakville, Ontario
November 2012 Cutting Edge
, Common Thread International Exhibition Proof
Studio Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
October 2012 Artists Against the Mega Quarry Toronto, Ontario
September 2012 Kawartha Arts Festival
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
January – June 2012 Urban Nature Pearson International Airport, Malton, Ontario
June – July 2012 Artists Against the Mega Quarry
Toronto, Ontario
June, 2012 Riverdale Art Walk Toronto, Ontario
May 2006 – May, 2012 100 Prints
Open Studio Fundraiser (various locations), Toronto, Ontario
January 2012 Hot Off The Presses Interior Design Show (Open Studio) Toronto
December 1999 – 2011 Artist’s Proof Show and Sale
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
October 2011 The Print Show John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Fall 2011 Washi Exhibition Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, Ontario
September, 2011 Kawartha Arts Festival City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
March – April 2011 Eccentricities
Todmorden Mills, Toronto, Ontario
January 2011 Open Studio at the Interior Design Show Toronto, Ontario
September – October 2010 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers
Open Studio, Toronto
October 2010 Print and Plate Proof Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
September 2010 Queen West Art Crawl
Toronto, Ontario
September 2010 Kawartha Arts Festival
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
July-August 2010 Canadian Landscape Juried Exhibition Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden
June 2010 Riverdale Art Walk
Toronto, Ontario
May – July 2010 New Printworks Hugh’s Room Toronto, Ontario
April, 2010 Recall
Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
March–May 2010 Around the Frayed Edges Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden,
March, 2010 The Artist’s Project
(Open Studio Members), Toronto, Ontario
December 2007 – 2010 Atelier Circulaire Montreal, Quebec
September – Oct, 2009 20 Questions Portfolio Project
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
September, 2009 Kawartha Arts Festival City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
June, 2009 Riverdale Art Walk
Toronto, Ontario
June – July 2009 The Print Show John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
May – June, 2009 Get Lit
Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario
March – May 2009 Hugh’s Room Toronto, Ontario
September, 2008 Kawartha Arts Festival
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
June 2008 World Washi Summit Proof Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
June 2008 Riverdale Art Walk
Toronto, Ontario
September – Nov. 2007 Ink-Shop Print Exchange Ithaca, New York, USA
April 2006 Deal Me In
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

Grants & Awards
January 2015 Vaughan Juried Exhibition an art integration project Award of Merit    Etching: Lower Don River Overpass
May 2014   The Print Show Curry’s Award John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto   Etching: Purple Loosestrife
May 2013  The Print Show John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto   Artist’s Book:  Nature of the River
July 2012  Exhibition Assistance Grant (Station Gallery) Ontario Arts Council
July 2012  Exhibition Assistance Grant (Textile Museum) Ontario Arts Council
July 2011  Nick Novak Fellowship Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
April 2010 Frank Faubert Memorial Award for Art
April 2010 City of Toronto Purchase Award

Publications & Interviews
July 2013  The Art of the Book
June 2013 Jumelage: A Collobaroative Print Project
November 2012 “Mapping a Geography of Curious Surfaces” Maralynn Cherry
January 22, 2011 “What’s hot? Loads of colour” R.M. Vaughan, The Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Saturday, January 22, 2011
January 2011 “Liz Menard’s Moment” Christopher Jones, T.O. Live With Culture, www.livewithculuture.ca, January 17, 2011
2010 Canadian Landscape Juried Exhibition catalogue Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
2010 Around the Frayed Edges Catalogue Agnes Jamieson Gallery
May/June, 2010 Surface & Symbol Featured Artist, Scarborough, Ontario
April/May, 2010 …being held together by a thread featured in Surface & Symbol, Toronto,
March/April, 2010 Four Mile Lake featured in Surface & Symbol Toronto, Ontario
June 2008 Monotropa Uniflora featured in World Washi Summit Catalogue
February 2007 9 of Hearts Playing Card featured in The Toronto Star

Residencies
July 2012 Non Toxic Intaglio Capileria, Spain
November 2010 Engramme Quebec City, Quebec
February 2010 Atelier Circulaire Montreal, Quebec
July 2009 Wintergreen Studios Ontario
July 2007 Arundel, Quebec

Juries
Fall 2009 Visiting Artist & Guest Renter Program Open Studio

Volunteer Work
November 2009 – present Board Member Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario,
Health and Safety Committee (Chair)
February – March 2011 Hiring Committee Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario Printopolis Committee Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
2008 – 2009 Membership Committee Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

Teaching, Demonstrations and Workshops
2013 -2014 Non Toxic Printmaking Station Gallery, Whitby; Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto; Toronto Botanical Gardens; Open Studio, Toronto
2012 Intaglio/Relief Printmaking Open Studio, Curry’s, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (City of Toronto), Japanese Paper Place, Toronto
2008-2011 Printmaking Demos Open Studio, Curry’s
2008-2013 Watercolour, Curry’s

Recent Conferences and Education

September 2014 Panellist Mid America Print Council Conference, Detroit, Michigan
August 2013 Book Artist Exhibitor Impact 8 Dundee, Scotland
November 2010 Traffic: Conceptualism In Canada Toronto, Ontario
October 2010 Printopolis Toronto, Ontario
March 2009 Southern Graphics Council Conference Chicago, Illinois
March 2008 Southern Graphics Council Conference Richmond, Virginia
June 2005 Master of Education University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Memberships
2012 – Present Canadian Association of Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)
2008 – Present Open Studio
1999 – Present Scarborough Arts
2011 Ontario Crafts Council
1996 – 1997 Botanical Artists of Canada

Representation
Open Studio Toronto, Ontario
Textile Museum of Canada (Gift Shop) Toronto, Ontario