Layla Messkoub’s work employs a variety of techniques includes traditional printmaking, drawing, and hand embroidery on paper. Messkoub completed her degree at Columbia University in New York where she first delved into various relief printmaking methods. Her textured collages have evolved to incorporate ephemera from her travels around the world. In 2015 she travelled throughout Southeast Asia, Morocco, and France to collect handmade fibers, organic pigments, and inspiration. This journey informed her most recent body of work.
Her earlier bodies of work were based on extended time spent in Brazil, India, Nepal, Mexico as well as parts of Iran and Central Asia.
She maintains a daily studio practice and resides in both New Orleans.