Alise Spinella holds an MFA from CalArts, a BA in Psychology and Computer Science from UCLA, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, and Rome, and she is an alumna of residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and Arteles Creative Center, Finland. She was awarded a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists in 2015.