Liza Sylvestre holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota. Her art practice started in Miami, Fl where she lived for over six years before returning to her home city of Minneapolis. Sylvestre's work has been shown nationally in many cities including Miami, FL, Berkeley, CA and Portsmouth, NH. She recently completed a 25 piece commission for the 4 star James Hotel on Miami Beach and one of her paintings is now part of the permanent collection at the Rochester Museum of Fine Art in New Hampshire. Sylvestre is the co-founder of Creating Language Through Arts, an educational arts residency that focuses on using art as a means of communication when there are language barriers present due to hearing loss. In 2014 she was awarded both an Artist Initiative and an Arts Learning Grant from the MN State Arts Board.