Ayala is a visual artist of Native, Colombian descent. Classically trained, she holds a BFA from San Francisco's California College of Art. Themes in her work embrace representation and feminine energy. A neon palette and knife are preferred tools for creating dramatic textures. She runs a full-time art business and has a rising 80K following across Instagram/TikTok under @artbyayala.
My art is an observation of culture and popular iconography. I explore representation through vibrant portraits in hopes to empower our generation. I theorize my love for color stems from an innate connection to our ancestors. The soul and the vessel serve as key elements for inspiration. I am fascinated that an image can capture the attention of the masses. Beyond race, ethnicity, or social class, it connects us at a deeper level of humanity.
"Live your life in color 𝑏𝑦AYALA"
Art 𝑏𝑦 Ayala has been broadcasted live in New York City. Digital Artist features include PopSugar, Latina and in Partnership with Comcast. Her art has reached influencers and celebrities including Bad Bunny, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sanaa Lathan, who shared art 𝑏𝑦AYALA on social media.
Ayala celebrated a solo exhibition titled "Comic Energy" in New York 2022, the Art Basel Miami x Fashion Designers of Latin America (FDLA), Arte & Moda 2021. Her art is currently on display at The Selena Museum and on a global scale through the Google Arts & Culture: Celebrating Selena: Fotos y Recuerdos online Exhibit.
I come from very humble beginnings. My native roots originate in a rural town on the border of Colombia and Ecuador. My father is a talented wood carver and I have gratefully inherited his artistic gift. Being 1st generation, art became a form of survival.
I attended a rare performing arts high school where I met an incredible teacher who practically filled out a college application. I attended the California College of Art in San Francisco, Oakland. After graduation I began to search for my purpose and experimented.
I left my 9/5 and bought a one way ticket to New York with just 2 suitcases. I started to paint again because I missed it and grateful to have received an overwhelming amount of support. I am inspired to create art with representation and hope to empower our generation.
ART 𝑏𝑦 AYALA is Native owned.
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