Marta Alexandra Abbott was born in Amsterdam and grew up between Connecticut and Prague. She lived in New York City before settling in Rome, Italy.
Her fascination with the natural world has always informed her work in style, subject matter and the mediums she chooses.
Currently working primarily on paper, her materials include handmade inks and organic, often botanical materials which both express the will of the artist as well as their own inherent characteristics.
Marta attempts to make personal record of that which is fleeting, embrace the materiality of both her subject matter and her medium, and communicate her effort to understand the human experience of nature and beauty.