Alexis Archibald grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where she developed her passion for art. She received her BFA, with a concentration in metalsmithing, as well as a teaching credential in Art K-12 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Edinboro University in 2004, she taught art in Pittsburgh city high schools. She has been recognized and nominated in numerous art exhibitions and scholarships throughout her career. While living in San Diego, she has been teaching art in elementary schools, and is an active artist within the community. Alexis just completed her MFA at San Diego State University and works out of her studio in San Diego, creating jewelry and sculpture.