Lisa Stone is curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection and adjunct associate professor in the Department of art history, theory, and criticism, both at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research, teaching, writing, and curating concern artists who work independently from the academic mainstream, particularly environment builders whose work is often home/garden-based, ignoring or dissolving boundaries between home and studio, life, and art. A subtext of her research concerns the relationship of objects to creative practice. She works on a garden/ruin in Spring Lake, WI.