Rafaela de Ascanio


Rafaela de Ascanio (b.1986) lives and works in London. She completed her Fine Art Foundation at Central St Martins in 2006, then went on to study at The Courtauld Institute of Art, completing her MA in 2010. In 2019 Rafaela attended the Turps Banana Painting Programme. Recent solo exhibitions include Universal Yearnings (2021), Liliya Art Gallery in London. Duo shows include Back to Back (2021) at Bowes Parris Gallery in London, The Deccan Traps (2019) at Aindrea Contemporary in London, and The Body is a Blessed Juicy Fruit (2018) at Lamb in London. Recent group shows include Cracked (2021) at Tristan Hoare in London, Focus on the Female (2021) at Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London, Monster/Beauty: An Exploration of the Female/Femme Gaze (2020) at Lychee One in London, and Paintings On, And With Paper (2020) at Cob Gallery in London. In 2021 Rafaela received the Young Masters Emerging Artist Award. She has been featured by Elephant Magazine, The Wick, FAD Magazine and Ceramics Now.