Lisa Spiros was born in New York City, where she currently teaches jewelry making at the 92nd Street Y, as she has for the past fourteen years. She has also taught at Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research, New York University and The State University of New York at New Paltz. She has been a guest lecturer and visiting artist by The Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and the Hiko Mizuno College Art in Tokyo, Japan. Spiros received her B.F.A. in Metals from The State University of New York at New Paltz, NY and attended graduate school at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.
Spiros maintains a personal jewelry studio in upstate New York, where she makes minimalist stainless steel jewelry and architectural metalwork. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums such as; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, D.C. National Museums of Scotland, National Museum of Wales, Crafts Council of Great Britain, Laforet Museum, Tokyo Japan.