Lisa Bryson is a San Diego, California native. She has a BFA in painting from Arizona State University and an MA in Art Education from Boston University. In May 2017, Bryson was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and was granted a Teaching Fellowship from UMD. In April of 2018, the artist was awarded a prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant in painting. Her work has shown regionally, nationally and internationally and was published in the American Art Collector Magazine, February 2020–2021, April 2021 and February 2022 issues. In 2021, her work was included in the Bennett Collection of women realist painters.