During the 1960s, Lis Rhodes studied at North East Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art in London. Later, she worked as a film curator at the London Filmmakers' Co-Op (LFMC), London's avant-garde filmmakers' cooperative, a center for avant-garde film discussion, production and exhibition. Since the early 1970s, Lis Rhodes has pioneered the art of experimental cinema. She incorporated performance, photography, text, and the spoken word into films, creating works that gave voice to feminist ideas as opposed to the prevailing gender inequality of the time. In addition, she was the founder of Circles (1979), the first feminist film distributor. He currently teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.