Liz Koerner grew up in Iowa and earned a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. In 2014 she completed a two-year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts and in 2016 a one-year Fine Art/Craft Fellowship at Warren Wilson College. She earned an MFA from San Diego State University in 2019. Liz has been the recipient of many awards and residencies, recently including an Artist-in-Residence at the Wood Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2020. She has exhibited her sculptures throughout the United States.