Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Elizabeth Habte Wold studied painting at the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design and graduated in 1985. She moved to the USA in 1987 and studied graphic arts in Baltimore City Community Collage. She joined Howard University in Washington, DC, and received MFA in painting in 1993. In 2000, she studied Interactive Multimedia for a year at George Washington University, while she was working as in house designer at the Washington Gas and Light, Washington, DC. Since 2001, Elizabeth has been living in Addis Ababa and she has been engaged in various artistic interventions. Her works have been exhibited locally and internationally. Her recent works include Africa Rising, the mirror mosaic installation currently displayed at the African Union, and a video documentation of Ethiopian Women Artists. Her solo exhibitions include Parish Gallery, Washington DC, in 2004, and in 2007, 2010 and 2013 at Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. List of selected group exhibitions include, National Museum of Ethiopia, 2016, the Lafto Gallery, Inspired Women II, 2014, the Samuel P. Harn Museum, Continuity and Change, Three Generations of Ethiopia, 2007, the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, Ethiopian Passages in the Diaspora, 2003.