Born 1983, lives in Chicago, IL, USA

Education

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois

 

Solo Shows

2016 The Unknowable, The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014 Sea and Landscapes, Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Transience, Zygman Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012  Still: Paintings for Blanca, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011  Claro y Obscuro, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2010  Sublime Nature, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2010  Introspection, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 Chicago Paints, Ohio University of Art and Design, Athens, Ohio

2015 La Muerte Niña, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2015, Nuestras Historias, Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2014 Border Crossings, Expo Chicago at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2013 She Divided the World into Thirds, North Park University, Chicago, IL

2012  Memorias y Sueños, Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL

2012  Ways of Making: Painting, Governors State University, University Park, IL

2012  From What I Remember/ From What I Forget, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2011  Dia de Muertos XXV, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2011  Get Real, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010  Centerline, Zhou B. Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009 Around the Coyote Spring and Fall Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

2009 Milwaukee Arts Fest, Chicago, IL

2009 Growing up CAD, Chicago Art Department Auction, Chicago, IL

2009 Behind the Wheel: A Celebration of Feminism, Framing Mode Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 The Artist Project at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2008 Frame Warehouse Artist Weekends, Evanston, IL

2006 Little Village Arts Fest, Chicago, IL

2006  Perspectives on Immigration, Beverly Arts Center, Beverly, IL

2006  Day of the Dead: Rooted in Tradition, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL

2006  State of the Art, The Tavern Club, Chicago, IL

2006  Bachelor Graduating Exhibition, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

 

Print and Reviews

2014 “Elsa Muñoz Sea and Landscapes,” Recommended, Newcity Art, November 2014

2013 “30 Under 30” Art Business News, November 2013

2012  “Good Art on View in Chicago,” Paul Klein Art Letter, April 5, 2012

2012  “Elsa Munoz @ Dubhe Carreno Gallery,” IPaintMyMind, April 12, 2012

2012  “Elsa Munoz at the Dubhe Carreno Gallery,” Examiner.com, April 7, 2012

2011 “Top 5 of Everything 2011: Art”  for ‘Claro y Obscuro’ at NMMA, Newcity Art, December 21, 2011

2011 “Elsa Muñoz’s Claro y Obscuro,” CBSnews, October 17, 2011

2011 “Elsa Muñoz/National Museum of Mexican Art,” Newcity Art, Aug 23, 2011

2011 “Elsa Muñoz — Interview,” Chicago Art Magazine, July 12, 2011

 

Collections

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL — “Drifting Sun,” 2010

Private Collection of Martin Castro, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2011-)

 

Awards

2006  Sick Child, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Best of Show, Alex and Lynette Ross Award

First Place, Fine Art

2005  Natalie, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Best of Show, Alex and Lynette Ross Award

Award of Excellence, Fine Art

Award of Excellence, Student Choice

 

Publications

2015 The Female Complaint, Shade Mountain Press, cover art featuring “Copper Vessel,” 2012

2011 Manifest Gallery First International Painting Annual, Cincinnati, OH

2009 O&S Magazine (Volume 2 Issue 4, 2009)