• About

    I am a visual artist based in Oakland, CA. In my work I often confront the pleasures and pitfalls of nostalgia and decide whether to embrace or circumvent them. The home we long for may be the physical house or geographical place where we grew up, or a specific time period—such as youth or childhood—and the associated relationships and experiences. However, “nostalgia,” the term we use today to describe this looking to the past, can carry with it a great deal of social and cultural baggage.

    EDUCATION
    2009 MFA Painting with Honors, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    2002 BA Studio Art and Italian Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
    2001 University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy
    2000 ECCO, Wellesley in Bologna; DAMS, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

    GRANTS AND AWARDS
    2014 Alice C. Cole ‘42 Grant, Wellesley College
    2013-Present Oxtail Studio, Berkeley, CA, residency
    2009 Juror’s Choice Award, Essex Exposed 6, Juror Patterson Sims
    2002 Dean's Scholarship for Studio Art Thesis Research, Wellesley College
    2000, 2001 Stecher Scholarship for Study of Art in Italy, twice recipient

    UPCOMING SHOWS
    Feb 5-Mar 20, 2016 What Is Left, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2015 How Many Rooms Make a Home? Oxtail Studio & Gallery, Berkeley, CA
    2014 In and Out of Nature, Oxtail Studio & Gallery, Berkeley, CA
    2007 Figuratively Speaking, Il Graffio Galleria d'Arte, Bologna, Italy
    2001 Refuse, Installation at Cortona International Print Symposium, Cortona, Italy

    SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2013, 2014 Winter Group Show, Oxtail Studio & Gallery, Berkeley, CA
    2009 Essex Exposed 6, Juried exhibition at Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ
    2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy
    2009 Otto al Verde: Images from the Orto Botanico, CasaGallery, Bologna, Italy
    2008 Ars Amatoria, Bongiovanni Gallery, Bologna, Italy
    2008 Permanent installation, Casa dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris, Bologna, Italy
    2007 Fotografare l’Accademia, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy
    2003 Annual Winter Exhibition, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
    2002 In-Between Series, Antagonist Gallery, New York, NY
    2002 Honors Thesis Show, Jewett Art Center, Wellesley, MA
    2001 Mostra, Chiostro di S. Agostino, Cortona, Italy
    2000 Ruhlman Conference, Selected paintings, Jewett Art Center, Wellesley, MA

    COLLECTIONS
    Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA
    Various private collections, USA and Italy

  • TAKING UP RESIDENCE AT OXTAIL STUDIO AND GALLERY!

    Accepted to be an artist in residence at Oxtail Studio in Berkeley in November 2013.

    Check it out: oxtailstudio.com
    Follow: Instagram

  • ARTICLE BY LMC IN ART.ES MAGAZINE :: March 2010

    Art.Es (Madrid)
    Newark Next: Interview with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gallerist Rupert Ravens
    Issue N. 36-37

    see the credits here.

  • ARTICLE BY LMC IN dART INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE :: Spring 2010

    d'Art International Magazine (Toronto)
    Picking Cherries in Miami in December
    "The choice top ten exhibits at the Miami Art Fairs in 2009 are selected and served up by Laura M. Cincotta, Erin Kennedy, and Douglas F. Maxwell."
    Spring 2010 Issue

    www.dartmagazine.com

  • STUDIO MOVE :: July 15, 2009

    Moving my studio from Bologna to NJ!

  • 8 AL VERDE :: March 25 - April 20, 2009

    8 al Verde: Immagini dall'Orto Botanico group exhibition
    Casa Gallery
    vicolo Cattani, 4/B - Bologna

    Opening March 25, h 20,00

    Press release - Exhibition site

  • MFA EXHIBITION :: February 23, 2009

    MFA Thesis Exhibition and Dissertation
    Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
    Via Belle Arti, 54
    Aula Caccioni
    ore 9,30

  • ARS AMATORIA :: November 29 - December 14, 2008

    Group exhibition
    Galleria Bongiovanni
    Galleria Acquaderni - Bologna

    Opening reception November 29, h. 18,00

  • CASA DEI RISVEGLI :: October 7, 2008

    Opening ceremony for a group-designed permanent installation at Casa dei Risvegli Luca de Nigris, a coma rehabilitation center in Bologna.

    via Altura 3 - Bologna
    October 7, h. 17,00

    Curator: Luciano Leonotti
    Participating artists: Flavia Cane, Laura M. Cincotta, Stefania Gagliano, Simona Gavioli, Cecilia Sergi, Daniele Simoncini, Olimpio Tullio