LISA SOLOMON resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, an assortment of oddball rescue pets, a garden, a backyard studio, and a bevy of art supplies. She received her BA in art practice from UC Berkeley, her MFA from Mills College, and has been an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in the Bay Area for over fifteen years. Her layered mixed-media works and grand-sized installations often utilize unconventional mediums, humor, and color to explore gender, identity, and personal histories, as well as the nature of art and craft itself. As a Hapa (her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian), she sees hybridity-in materials, in concept-as integral to her practice. She is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.