Alba Vasconcelos is one of those rare artists who, since childhood, has shown herself to be a natural at drawing, embroidering, sculpting, painting and shooting photographs. Born in the small town of Jequié in Bahia state (Brazil), she has worked in publicity and photojournalism, and studied art in New York, San Francisco, Kentfield, and Oakland in California where she lived for 12 years.
Alba's trajectory in the arts includes being awarded prizes in 1990 and 2010 at the renowned Bienal of the Recôncavo (in Bahia), and the FotoBahia Prize in the MAM — Museum of Modern Art. She participated in the exhibition of Brazilian Contemporary Art in San Francisco (2000), the Year of France in Brazil comemmorative exhibition (2009), and in the Canizares Gallery in Salvador, Bahia, among others. In addition, she presented her pictures at the Collective of Arts and Philanthropy (2006), and in the individual show "Retratos" (Portraits) in São Felix in 2010 at the Danneman Cultural Center. Most recently (2011), Alba had a solo exhibit, "Pele" (Skin) at the prestigious Palacete das Artes Rodin Bahia.
Alba is represented in Salvador by the Fabio Pena Cal Galeria de Arte.
— Susana Serravalle, Palacete das Artes Rodin Bahia