Lizzy Martinez is a figurative, Latina artist based in St. Louis, an alumni of Boston University and the Minneapolis of Art &smp; Design, an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Brand Boeshaar awardee, and a winner of the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship among other distinctions such as her semester long exhibit in 2017 at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Jumbled Time. Indeed, Martinez often marries the cultural outputs of the past to talk about her social concerns of the present: advocating for women’s and animal rights by borrowing and retelling their positions in works that have traditionally given the male advantage whether classic fairytales such as Little Red Riding hood, Homer’s The Odyssey, Aesop's Fables, or H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau. She finds unexpected female heroines whom our greater society has forgotten such as Candy Land inventor Eleanor Abbott or Annie Malone, the first black millionaire, and reflects on both the hardships and the accomplishments women face through her work. She channels traditional techniques while considering the human form with a pointed, feminist, minority eyes to interpret symbolism and narratives both original and adapted from literature or film to enhance both humor and tension. She has exhibited in the Midwest, New England, and Ireland including the Figge Art Museum. She is always seeking new opportunities and is concurrently planning exciting artist in residence journeys that couple travel with lectures, creation, and exhibitions.