Dori Atlantis was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the rural mountains of Central California. She was a founding member of the Feminist Art Program under Judy Chicago at California State University, Fresno. Atlantis received both her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Atlantis works in mixed media paintings, sculpture, photography and installation, often working with natural materials such as wood and adobe. Atlantis has shown extensively in California, but also throughout the United States and a bit in Europe. She taught art to visually impaired adults at the Braille Institute for many years.