Lisa S. Truax is originally from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She attended Carthage College, gaining BA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design with a Business minor. After working in design for 5 years, she attended Michigan State University and earned her MFA in ceramics. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona. She maintains a studio in Pickwick, Minnesota. She has exhibited nationally and regionally, and has received awards including the Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Initiative Grant in 2015 and 2019 and a Jerome Foundation Ceramic Artist Project Grant in 2017.