Elizabeth Munzón (b.1990) is a Mexican-American oil painter. Her paintings explore and depict narratives influenced by Mexican pre-hispanic mythologies and folklore. A subject that sparked her interest as a kid while visiting family in Mexico City where she was taken to museums. While there, she realized that she knew more about Eurocentric mythologies than those of her own culture. As an art student and as an adult revisiting those same museums, she decided to educate herself on Mexican pre-hispanic mythologies and let them the narratives inspire her paintings.
Munzón was born in the San Fernando Valley and raised in Sylmar, a suburb of Los Angeles, then moved to Long Beach CA to pursue an art education. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with an emphasis in Figurative Painting and Drawing and a minor in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach in 2017. The same year, Munzón founded a small grassroots art space that doubled as her art studio as a means to serve and stay connected to an art community. As she outgrew the space, Munzón decided to move to a larger location with refined programing under the name Munzón Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Cambodia Town, Long Beach CA, with a particular focus on painting and printmaking. The gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists who create engaging and inclusive work for our time. Munzón's work has been exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum, Brea Gallery, Bergamot station among others. Munzón's goal is the expansion of her work and to further elevate the gallery.