Lisa Espenmiller, poet, visual artist and writer, has exhibited in both solo and two-person shows in the Bay Area. Her drawings and paintings were most recently exhibited by Upstart Modern (2020) for Works of Wisdom in Mill Valley, and selected by Griff Williams of Gallery 16 for the group show Some Speechless Thing, Berkeley Art Center (2020). She has been juried into numerous Bay Area exhibitions including MFA NEVER, Root Division (2016), Summer National, Marin MOCA (2016), Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature, Bedford Gallery (2011) and Hello Tomorrow, David Brower Center (2011). Espenmiller’s art was presented by Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in 2014 and 2015 at San Francisco artMRKT. Her paintings and drawings can be found in the public collections of Hanover Pagemill, Neiman-Marcus, and California Pacific Medical Center, and numerous private collections. Espenmiller received the Juror’s Award of Merit by Lucinda Barnes, Sr. Curator, Berkeley Art Museum for the 2013 Left Coast Annual at the Sanchez Art Center. More than sixty of her haiku and senryu have been published in both domestic and international poetry journals. She was awarded a poetry residency at the highly-regarded Community of Writers in Squaw Valley, CA (1995). She holds a degree in Political Science, and studied art at U.C. Berkeley and California College of the Arts. Espenmiller lives and works in Oakland, California.