Lisa Matrundola was born the youngest of five children in Montreal, Quebec. Her parents immigrated to Canada from Italy and England in the mid 1950’s. Summers were spent camping across Canada, while the school year was filled with ballet lessons and art competitions. In 1983, naive to southern racism and sexism, the family moved to the then all white community of Stone Mountain, Georgia.
After earning a BFA from the University of Georgia, Lisa worked in Atlanta as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. In the midst of raising her children, she established a custom cake bakery, renovated and managed several rental properties and taught group fitness classes, but something was missing.
Lisa entered the 2016 Artfield's exhibition, where she received one of ten Merit Awards. This recognition reignited her passion to explore themes of female identity through narrative painting. She completed her MFA in Painting at The Savannah College of Art & Design in May of 2021. As part of her graduate studies, Lisa added mixed media and sculpture to her artistic process.
Lisa hopes her work will encourage conversations regarding historical gender bias while creating space for new voices to be heard. Lisa and her husband have four adult children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.