Lisa Walker was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1967. She studied at Otago Polytechnic Art School in Dunedin, majoring in jewelry under Georg Beer. In 1995, Walker travelled to Germany to study under Otto Kuenzli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Walker’s work has received several awards. In 2010, Walker received the prestigious Francoise van den Bosch Award, widely regarded as the world’s leading jewelry prize. Walker’s international career accelerated in 2001 while she was still a student when she was picked up by two of the most prestigious jewelry galleries in the world. She was invited to exhibit at Gallery Biro in Munich, followed closely by an exhibition with Gallery Ra in Amsterdam. After these initial two exhibitions she received invitations from all over the world to have exhibitions, including museums and galleries in Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Her work is held in collections in Germany at the Schmuck museum in Pforzheim and the Danner Stiftung in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, as well as in New Zealand at the Auckland Museum.