Miriam Escofet

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Miriam Escofet

United Kingdom

My work has evolved over the years through many themes and ideas, including still life, architecture and perspective, allegory, imaginary composition and most recently portraiture. But the unifying passion in all my paintings is describing a sense of space, volume, atmosphere and detail, arriving at a kind of hyper real expression of the subject matter. I am very interested in making, process and technique. My work is classically inspired and the journey to a painting can be very multi-disciplinary, often involving the construction of props, dioramas or elaborate maquettes, and the use of complex perspective.

 I paint mainly in oils, although I do explore other media. My technique is extremely detailed, applying many layers and glazes to achieve a sense of space and mood. An oil painting can take months to finish. I keep working at a piece until I feel that I have arrived at an expression of palpable space and mood.

 I am currently most involved with exploring the possibilities of portraiture and have just been awarded the 1st Prize at the BP Portrait Award 2018.




Born in Barcelona in 1967, moved to the UK in 1979.

1990 Graduated (BA Hons) in 3D Design at Brighton School of Art

Exhibited widely in London and Europe, including many solo exhibitions.

Selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition several times and regularly selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibitions.

Awarded the Burke’s Peerage Foundation Prize for Classically Inspired Portraiture 2015

Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2018





2013 / 14 Miriam Escofet & Jose Escofet, John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

2010 / 11 Jose Escofet & Miriam Escofet, Forte dei Marmi, Italy

2009 Albemarle Gallery, London

2007 Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris.

2005 Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris

2001 Albemarle Gallery, London

1998 Albemarle Gallery, London

1997 Rafael Valls Gallery, London

1996 Christopher Wood Gallery, Mallett of Bond Street, London




2019 Realist Spanish Painters, Hoki Museum, Japan (MEAM Barcelona)

2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition, Mall galleries, London

2019 ‘The Albemarle Relaunch’ Pontone Gallery, Lodon

2018 BP Portrait Award exhibition 2018 at The National Portrait Gallery

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Royal Society of Portrait Painters  annual exhibition, Mall galleries, London

2018 MEAM Museum, Women Artists of Today, Barcelona

2017, 2015  MEAM Museum, ‘Figurativas’, Barcelona

2013 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2012, 2010, 2009, 2007 BP Portrait Award exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

2006 10th Anniversary Show, Albemarle Gallery, London

2005 ‘Maitres Conteporaines de l’Imaginaire’ , Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris.

2000 ‘Millenium Exhibition’ at the Albemarle Gallery, London

1999 ‘du Reel a l’Imaginaire’, Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris.

1999 ‘Annual Still - Life and Trompe l’Oeil Show’, Albemarle Gallery, London

1996 trompe l’oeil paintings, Rafael Valls Gallery, London

1994 Saanen Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland

1990 Mallett of Bond Street, London


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