Liza Weems

Adjunct Faculty


BA in Visual Arts - Adjunct Faculty


University of Colorado at Boulder, BA Psychology
University of Colorado at Boulder, State of Colorado Teaching Credential
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado

Liza Weems is a photographer and photography educator living in Boulder, Colorado. She studied photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.

Her work has appeared in magazine and book publications and exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Most recently her work was shown in the HOVAB exhibit ("A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder") in November, 2016 in Boulder Colorado. In 2006, Liza was awarded first place in the Texas Photographic Society’s annual Members’ Only Show. She was also awarded first place in Black and White in the Boulder Arts Association National Photography Competition in 2004. In 2005, Liza was awarded Honorable Mention for work entered in the Camera Club of New York’s annual National Photography Competition.

Liza has taught photography for many years and has received grants for her work as a photography educator. In 2003, she received a grant from the Social Science Education Consortium for a project involving students in Yerevan, Armenia and students in Boulder, Colorado. In this project, high school students created and exchanged social documentary projects about their respective cultures using digital cameras and the internet.

For more information. please see her website at


The faculty and students at Naropa place a high value on compassion in education. This allows students (and faculty) to be and become themselves most completely.

Recent Exhibits

"HOVAB: A History of The Visual Arts in Boulder". Boulder, Colorado, November, 2016.


Contemplative Photography

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

The Mind's Eye, by Henri Cartier-Bresson