Goizane Esain was born in San Sebastian, Spain, and  grew up in Venezuela and Colombia. After graduating high school in Bogotá, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and began her art and design studies at Denver Community College. She then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she graduated from Drake University with a degree in communications and graphic design. Her work explores the relationships between artistic expression and design and shape. Her large-scale sliced photographic images on aluminum intersperse the colors and forms found in land/cityscapes. Esain rearranges these compositions into new and surprising views, which results in real and imagined gradients and offers opportunities to fill in literal spatial and visual gaps with sensory connections. Esain currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.