Lyz Wendland is a visual artist living and working in Stillwater, Minnesota. She received her MFA from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her BFA in drawing, painting and art history from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA. Lyz has been the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Project Grant through the Textile Center (2009) and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2016). She has received numerous faculty development grants and awards for her research on improving participation, critical thinking and motivation relating to art critiques in studio courses. Currently, Lyz is Assistant Professor of Art at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota teaching drawing, painting and design.