Elizabeth Butto (B. 1999) is a visual artist, writer, filmmaker, and musician currently living and working in Youngstown, OH, where she was born and raised. Artmaking has been a constant focal point throughout her life, serving as a means to process the world around her when it felt especially challenging. Throughout her adolescence she was active in many extracurricular arts programs, from volunteering at local museums and connecting with the local community, to developing her skills at Early College programs at both SAIC and MICA. She graduated with highest honors from Pratt Institute in 2021 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting, and a Minor in Museum and Gallery Practices. She has received a first and second grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, which provided instrumental funding for her education. In 2019, she participated in a 5 week residency at Centre Pompadour in Ercourt, France, followed by two weeks at Greenwood Arts in Killeagh, East Cork, Ireland for two weeks. Since graduating, she has spent most of her time in the workforce as a Fine Arts Logistics Operations Coordinator, after briefly working in an antique store, while her free-time is spent painting. As she has now settled into a routine, she works towards building her practice more outward, seeking exhibitions to participate in and opportunities to connect with the community at present.