Lillian Alonzo-Marin was born in Mexico City in 1974. At eight years of age, she and her family moved to the United States, where she discovered painting. After three years the family relocated to Puebla, Mexico. Alonzo-Marin grew up with deeply grounded roots in the Mexican and American cultures, experiencing and adapting to contrasts and similarities among its people and situations. She received Bachelors degree at the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, and a Masters degree at Columbia University in New York. With a deep passion for humanitarian causes, she has worked for the Mexican Government, The United Nations, The World Bank, and in non-profit fundraising. Alonzo-Marin studied painting at Parsons School of Design and Hunter College in New York City, Universite Pierre Mendes-France in Grenoble, France and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Her work resides in many private collections in Mexico City, Puebla and Grenoble, France. Alonzo-Marin devotes a portion of all her proceeds to non-profit organizations around the world, while creating her art at her studio in New York City.