Elizabeth Gonzalez was born and raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, considered the 956, El Rio Grande, El Valle. She is a multiple media artist who graduated from Edinburg High School and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Mexican American Studies. Her work is a personal narrative/visual testimonio on family stories, cultural identity, history, language, border culture, and the community that surrounds the Rio Grande Valley. Her use of textiles, terra cotta, paint, wood, and installation artworks center around personal observations of the Rio Grande Valley. She then completes the process by applying media that references Mexican American culture. Her works have been exhibited in juried exhibitions in the United States-Icons and Symbols of the Borderland Exhibit (2018), 5th Annual Mujer-Eres International Art Exhibition (2019), UTRGV-Brownsville Rusteberg Art Gallery (2019), Rising Eyes of Texas (2021) and received an honorable mention for best in 3D work. She received her Master in Fine Arts in 3-D concentration and a Master’s certificate in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.