Lisa J. Maione is a designer, artist and educator. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in California and Texas, her creative practice investigates the nature of the screen as a material and mode of perception in relationships between images, reading and memory. Her visual research-based work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including galleries in New York, Texas, Missouri, Rhode Island, Korea and the Netherlands. She runs for instance, a design practice, working on collaborative projects in the arts, architecture, publishing and education. Lisa holds an MFA and BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a post-graduate certificate in Typeface Design from Type@Cooper NYC.

Since 2008, Lisa has been teaching, leading and collaborating in higher education within private and public institutions. She has taught design in undergraduate and graduate graphic design and visual communication programs at Parsons School of Design, Queens College City University of New York (CUNY), Marymount Manhattan College, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Oklahoma State University, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) prior to her time with Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI).