Lisa Folino was born and raised in Southern California. Her interest in photography began at an early age under the tutelage of her father Salvatore Folino, a pioneering cameraman in television. Her work has been exhibited in numerous gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas, The Harry Ransom Center, Austin Texas, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock New York. She has been published in numerous magazines, Black & White magazine, Camera Arts magazine, and AntiLipseis magazine Athens, Greece. Her work has been recognized in many International competitions, including: The Lucie Awards, Center Santa Fe Project Competition,The Julia Margaret Cameron Competition,
She is one of sixty artists chosen from around the world to be a part of renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle’s Expedition: Elysium Artists for the Arctic this August 2015.