Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, Andrew Alba is a self-taught artist and descendant of Mexican migrant workers. His nontraditional background is a constant influence as he communicates through the thick, gestural application of oil paint and utilization of repurposed, everyday materials in his work. His paintings, drawings, and sculptural artworks are created to evoke an emotional response while commenting on contemporary politics and society.
Alba has exhibited throughout Utah and in the Pacific Northwest. He is a recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and was selected to complete a residency as part of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Artist-in-Residence program.