Lisa M. Williamson is an interdisciplinary artist working in the media of writing, painting, animation, installation, sculpture and performance. Born in Michigan, raised in Ohio, and transplanted in Memphis, TN, Williamson received her MFA from the Memphis College of Art and is currently a PhD candidate at The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME. Her dissertation research is on Confederate aesthetics, and she is a contributing writer and board member of Number Inc.
Williamson is a visiting instructor at the University of Memphis where she teaches Foundations I & II, and Drawing and Composition. She enjoys connecting to her students and helping them see emerging content and themes in their work, specifically as they develop their personal concentrations.
In her free time, Williamson enjoys spending time with her daughters, fly fishing with her boyfriend, and pretending to be an endurance athlete. She is currently training for the Alcatraz Sharkfest, July 2020.