Alba Urquia (Barcelona,1997) received a BA(Hons) from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, in 2019. She first learnt about printmaking processes at LCC and trained to become a technician in print. She was awarded a Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's grant to work at the printmaking workshops of Joan Miró in Mallorca in 2019.
She became a key holder at Thames-Side Print Studio in 2021 and has exhibited across the UK since. Urquia's work has been shown at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2021 and 2022), ASC Gallery (2023), Southwark Park Galleries (2022 and 2023), Fen Ditton Gallery (2023) in Cambridge shortlisted for the Contemporary Print Prize, at Spike Gallery in Bristol (2022), Pump House Gallery (2021) and AMP Studios (2020-2021).
Urquia presented her academic paper 'Bread, Print and Freedom' at IMPACT 12 (2022), an international printmaker's conference organised by the University of West England, Bristol. She has also attended Taller La Madriguera which is an artist residency in Barcelona in 2021 and 2022.