Open Studio Artist Member
Liz Menard (M.Ed.) is an award winning Toronto visual artist, printmaker, book artist and educator. Menard’s work is found in private, public and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. Solo exhibitions include Nature of the Don River (2013), A Sense of Place (2013), Nature of the River (2012), Wasteland and The City (2011), Nature and The City (2011), Fandango in Washi (2011) and Ephemerals (2009). Menard was named Open Studio’s Nick Novak Fellow (2011-2012). Please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her website: Lizmenard.ca.
Nature of the Place
The complex relationships between natural and manufactured landscapes and the importance of sustaining environmental biodiversity are recurring themes in Menard’s work. Historical, cultural and scientific research is combined with personal observations to provide rich material that feeds her curiosity. The work is detailed and open ended to encourage contemplation and dialogue about our role in helping nature and the environment withstand the pressures, stresses and tests of our times. So far, Menard remains optimistic, as nature has proven adaptable, transformative and resilient.