Liza Brenner was born in South Western New York. She received a BFA in Drawing and a BS in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and a MFA in Painting and a MA in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She also studied abroad at The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy while completing her MFA.
For 8 years, Liza worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Glenville State College In Glenville West Virginia. During her tenure she was the Fine Arts Gallery Director and curated exhibitions from regional and national artists. She developed and implemented the Bachelor's of Arts Degree for the Art Program. Also while at Glenville, she was able to study plein air painting under Painting Professor Emeritus Bill White of Hollins University in Umbria, Italy and the South of France.
Liza Brenner relocated to the West Coast and continues to exhibit her work at the regional and national and level. She recently received a purchase award from the Office of Arts and Culture in Seattle, Washington and has exhibited her works in museums such as the Monmouth Museum in New Jersey, The Huntington Museum in West Virginia and The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other recent invitational exhibitions include The Crary Gallery in Warren, Pennsylvania; Childhood End Gallery, Allsort's Gallery in Olympia, Washington and the Jesse Best Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Liza currently is an Assistant Professor of Art at South Puget Sound Community College and resides in Olympia, WA.