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 paint about it as she learns about it. 
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 Flatline Gallery as a means to serve and stay connected to an art community. She currently serves as the owner and director of Flatline Gallery where she takes on curatorial projects and works with artists and curators of all stages in their careers. 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. 
Artist Statement 
Munzon's  work often addresses her Mexican-American ethnic identity within the context of art history and Mexican Pre-Hispanic mythologies. A subject matter chosen to educate herself about the mythologies and folklore of her culture. As Munzón learns about these mythologies; she creates her own interpretation of the narratives by using the figure, color and compositions influenced by art history. 
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