Alba Escayo was born in Asturias, Spain in 1981. She lives and works in Madrid. Travelling and discovering new places is an inspirational force in her work.
Escayo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Complutensian University in Madrid and attended the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. In 2011, she received a Master’s in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Belgrade, Serbia.
Her work is present in museums, public, and private collections. Escayo has been selected for many art residencies and collaborated on international projects. Escayo has had several solo and collective exhibitions throughout Madrid, Singapore,Balkans, France, and Portugal, among many other venues.
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 artists international travels— acting as both a signifier for contemporary re-engagement, and preservation of, the tradition of exploration place, afar and familiar.
Informed and inspired by the collective multiculturalism observed during her travels, Escayo employs a similar hybridization of cultural and natural influence in her work, engaging an immersion of icons, colors, and environmental influence in her paintings.
In addition to painting, Escayo also works with photography and new media. Since 2012, she has been actively exhibiting in Singapore and collaborating with local artists.