Carmen Lizardo was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 19. She holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Digital Art from Pratt Institute. For Lizardo using multiple media has are an essential part of her work, particularly alternative photo procecess, printmaking, drawing, and video work. Lizardo had received several awards including a Women Studio Workshop Book Production Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship (nominated in both Painting and Photography). Lizardo was one of five American Artists of Latino descent awarded with an international travel and production grant from the U.S. Department of Cultural Affairs.
Lizardo served 15 years as a tenured faculty for SUNY New Paltz’s Fine and Performing Arts program and now is solely dedicated to her studio practice. She lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.