Lisa Huffaker is a musician, poet, and artist. She works in Oil and Cotton’s fine arts program at the Kessler School, teaching Pre-K through 5th grade music. She holds a master’s degree in voice from the New England Conservatory, and sings with The Dallas Opera. Her creative practice integrates poetry, collage, book arts, and assemblage in many hybrid forms, from sculptural vending machines to a book of visual poetry created from a misogynist “self improvement” manual. Her writing and hybrid works are published or forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, and many other literary journals, and she has exhibited her assemblages at Ro2 Art, the MAC, and Bath House Cultural Center. She is Teaching Artist in Residence for the Writer’s Garret, and was C3 Visiting Artist at the Dallas Museum of Art.
She first identified herself as an artist at age three, perched on a stool at her father’s workbench, drawing with carpenter’s pencils while learning how to pack ball bearings with grease. She has reveled in creative exploration ever since, trying her dirty hands at just about anything, and seeking out the company of fellow adventurers who share an appetite for meaning, making, and materiality.