Born 1971, Melbourne, Victoria; lives and works in Melbourne. Lisa Waup was separated from her Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander family at a young age. She received a Bachelor of Arts from RMIT University, and developed an affinity with Melanesian culture through her marriage to artist Naup Waup and experience of living in Papua New Guinea. In 2012 she exhibited A Journey’s Edge at Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne. She subsequently joined Baluk Arts, Mornington, and has developed a distinctive weaving practice.