Elsa Munoz

Elsa Muñoz is a Mexican-American artist born and raised in Chicago, IL(1983).  She received her BFA in oil painting from the American Academy of Art, Chicago in 2006.   She's since had 7 solo shows including one at the National Museum of Mexican Art‬‬ (2011) and at the prestigious Union League Club‬‬ of Chicago (2016) along with several group shows throughout the United States.  Though she moves between several genres---the figure, landscapes, seascapes, still life, interiors---her focus remains on achieving a sense of intimacy and space, both physical and psychological.  Light and shadow play a significant role in Muñoz’s work, both as compositional devices and as a metaphor for the known versus the unknown.