The McMaster Museum of Art

    MAROTTA, Laura
    Date: Canadian, born 1984
    Education
    2011 Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    2007 Honours Studio Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
    2014 Suava Thordis Juliusson & Laura Marotta, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
    - Curated by Ihor Holubizky
    Form, Colour, Line, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
    - Curated by Kendra Ainsworth
    2013 Marotta & Suarez: Form + Surface, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington,
    - Curated by George Wale
    2011 Mattamy Eclectic 2011, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    Mattamy Contemporary 2011, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

    Group Exhibitions
    2017 (Forthcoming) Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
    2015 Architecture Crawl, Halton/Burlington Society of Architects, Hamilton
    TH&B UNITED, 270 Sherman, Hamilton, ON
    - Curated by Ivan Jurakic and TH&B
    2014 SUPERCRAWL, Hamilton, ON
    - Invited by members of the Super Crawl Committee
    2012 The Madness of their Method, B Contemporary, Hamilton, ON
    Sediment, G Gallery, Toronto, ON
    - Curated by Shane Krepakevich
    From the Ground Up, B Contemporary, Hamilton, ON
    2011 Chalk and Butter, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
    If Not the Ocean, Then the Sound, Ed Video Gallery, Guelph, ON
    - Curated by David Hucal
    2010 Cross Contamination, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, ON
    2007 Stretching the Threads, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Awards
    2016 Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council
    2015 Established Artist, Visual Arts, City of Hamilton Arts Awards, Hamilton
    2014 Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council
    Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
    2012 Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council
    Emerging Artist Award, City of Hamilton Arts Award, Hamilton, ON
    2010 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    College of the Arts Deans Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON
    2009 Board of Graduate Studies: Research Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON
    College of the Arts Deans Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON

    Public Art Commissions
    2017 (forthcoming) Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Cambridge, ON
    2016 Bead Maze, West Harbour (James St. North) GO Station Public Art Competition, Hamilton, ON, Commissioned by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.
    2013 Finalist, Daniels Cooperation Public Sculpture Competition, Toronto, ON
    - Selected as a protégé by Young and Giroux Projects (Daniel Young and Christian Giroux) to collaborate and present a submission for this major public art commission.
    2008 Fence Project, Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care Center, Hamilton, ON

    Collections
    McMaster Museum of Art
    City of Hamilton
    Several private collections in Canada

    Publications
    2014 Lukasik-Foss, Tor. The Sculpture of Laura Marotta, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Fall 2014.
    Vegh, Stephanie. Svava Thordis Juliusson & Laura Marotta at the McMaster Museum of Art, Akimblog, June 24, 2014.
    Lukasik-Foss, Tor. Now Look Here!, Hamilton Magazine, Winter 2014.
    Ainsworth, Kendra. Form, Colour, Line, Exhibition Essay, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga ON. March 2014.
    2013 Enright, Robert. Home Body, Border Crossings Magazine, Summer 2013, Issue 126.
    Hujer, Elaine. Marotta & Suarez: Form + Surface, Exhibition Essay, Burlington Art Center, Burlington ON. April 2013.
    2012 Kenny, Amy. Home in a crafty kind of way, The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton ON. September 24, 2012.
    2011 Bethune-Leaman, Katie. Chalk and Butter University of Guelph MFA Candidates Group Exhibition, PDF Exhibition Catalogue, Diaz Contemporary and University of Guelph SOFAM, Toronto ON. June 2011.

    Artist Talks
    2016 Obracadobra Artist Residency, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico
    2014 McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
    Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
    2013 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
    2011 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Residencies
    2016 Obracadobra Artist Residency, June 20 – July 20, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico