Lisa Nonken

Lisa received her MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sculpture from the Lyme Academy of Fine Art, and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Lisa is an American artist who first came to Siena in 2008 as an instructor for the Siena School for Liberal Arts. In 2010 she returned to Siena to help launch the Siena Art Institute.

She is the current Academic Director at the Siena Art Institute and serves as a Professor of Fine Arts, co-teaching the interdisciplinary Art and Society course. She also teaches a Drawing courses offered in partnership with the Siena School for Liberal Arts.

Lisa has exhibited both in the US and Italy, and has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Blue Sky Project. Awards include the REMET “Shaping the Future” Project Grant, and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and the 2014 Mary Lyon award from Mount Holyoke College for alumnae achievement.