Elizabeth Allison studied at the Art Students League and received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants. She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010-2011 and had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South. She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League.