Elizabeth Snipes is originally from Pickens, South Carolina. She attended Furman University, where she received her BA in Studio Art in 2003. She then attended Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, where she received her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in painting. She earned her MFA from Clemson University in 2007 and taught as Assistant Professor of Art in the painting and drawing area at Missouri State University before beginning her current position as Associate Professor of Art at Lander University. She resides in Greenwood, SC.