Education: B.Arch.,1978, Rice University, Houston, TX.
B.A. (Architecture/Fine Arts),1976, Rice University.
Personal: Born Vancouver, B.C., 1953.
Elements: Laminated Felt Work by Liz Axford, Fiber Artspace, San Antonio, TX, 2009.
Structure, Surface, Space: Quilts by Liz Axford, San Jacinto Community College,
South Campus, Houston, TX, 2002.
Selected Group Exhibits:
Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, 2012.
Crafting Lives: 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2011.
Fiber Philadelphia, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
Material Matters, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 2009.
Transformations 07: Reverberations, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England and traveling, 2007.
Visions, San Diego or Oceanside, CA, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992.
Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN, 2006, 2002, 2001, 2000.
Surface Tension, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ., 2006.
...and then some, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, Texas, 2005.
Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, 2005, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1992, 1988, 1987.
CraftHouston 2004: Texas, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, 2004, 2002.
Quilt National, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH, 2003, 2001, 1995, 1993.
Shaping: Liz Axford, Sterling Bowen, Frances Trahan, Northline Art Gallery, Houston Community College, Northeast Campus, Houston, TX, 2002.
Crafts National, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA., 2002, 2000.
22nd Annual Vahki, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ., 2000.
Fiberarts International ’99, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999.
The Artist as Quiltmaker VIII, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, 1998.
Vaguely Familiar,Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ, 1997.
Regional Craft Biennial, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, 1997.
Needle Expressions ‘92, Council of American Embroiderers, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. and traveling, 1992.
Wyoming Fiber, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY, 1988.
Awards, Grants and Residencies:
Individual Artist’s Grant, Cultural Arts Council, Houston/Harris County,TX, 2005.
Resident Artist, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, Sept. 2001-Feb. 2002.
Juror’s Award, 22nd Annual Vahki, 2000.
Honorable Mention, Materials: Hard and Soft, 2000.
Quilt Japan Prize, Visions: Quilt Expressions, 1998.
1st Prize, The Artist as Quiltmaker VIII, 1998.
Honorable Mention, Vaguely Familiar, 1997.
Honorable Mention, Regional Craft Biennial, 1996.
Award of Merit, Materials: Hard and Soft, 1987.
Crafting Lives: 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2011
“Liz Axford: Looking Back – Going Forward”, Mary Ruth Smith, Surface Design Journal, Summer 2010.
Material Matters: Quiltmaking in the 21st Century, Columbus Museum of Art, 2008.
Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, Kate Lenkowsky, Indiana University Press, 2008.