- Interim Director of Development
Lizzie Carter Oliver managed VisArts’ special events for four years before taking on her current role. She grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where she studied studio art and communications. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Boston University, where she studied with abstract painter John Walker. Lizzie is a regular in Tommy Van Auken’s painting class and is also exploring the darkroom in Shane Brown’s Introduction to Photography course.
Outside of VisArts, you can find Lizzie in her painting studio, practicing Ashtanga yoga and visiting museums with her husband, Christopher, who is a curator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She also serves on the Faison’s Center junior board.