Alba Escayo

Alba Escayo

Alba Escayo was born in Asturias, Spain, in 1981. Following several years in Italy, where she attended the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy, Escayo went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Complutensian University in Madrid, and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Belgrade, Serbia.

Currently based in Madrid, Escayo is a critically acclaimed contemporary artist who’s expansive and compelling paintings and interdisciplinary works have garnered her international recognition, and are extensively represented in galleries, and several permanent public and private collections as well to a frequent exhibitions the world over, with most recent solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Singapore and the Balkans. Escayo maintains a highly engaged and collaborative artist practice, which includes numerous invitational residencies and international projects. Vibrant, masterful, and implicitly expressionistic, Alba Escayo’s paintings converge artistic ingenuity with new media principles in practice which is entirely contemporary. With reference to natural elements, oceanic-landscapes, and travel iconography, Escayo’s painterly collage work is a reinterpretation of the artist’s international travels - acting as both a signifier for contemporary re-engagement, and preservation of, the tradition of exploration place, afar and familiar.