CV | Exhibitions

BORN
Bologna, Italy.

EDUCATION
Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy, 1990 - 1995, B.F.A.
Liceo Artistico Statale of Bologna, Italy, High School Diploma in Art, 1985 - 1990.

SELECTED AWARDS
2016    Gwynne Lennon Prize, 132nd Annual Member's Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, May 4.

Richard Ochs Memorial Award, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March 2.
Second Prize - CPSA District Chapters Award for Exceptional Merit, Explore This! 12, Colored Pencil Society of America, February 1.
2015    Selected, Explore This! 11, Colored Pencil Society of America, February.
2013    Canson Paper Award for Excellence, Explore This! 9, Colored Pencil Society of America, February.
2012    Jane Peterson Memorial Award, 129th Annual Member's Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November 30.
Finalist, Premio Arte 2012, Cairo Editore, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Milan, Italy, July.
Finalist, International Drawing Annual 7, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, April.
1st SCNY Prize, Third Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March 22.
Selected, Explore This! 8, Colored Pencil Society of America, January.
2011    John N. Lewis Memorial Award, 128th Annual Member's Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November 20.
Selected, Colored Pencil Magazine 2012 Calendar, Apex, NC, October.
First Prize, City Life Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July 28.
Second Prize, Festival delle Arti, Bologna, Italy, July.
Finalist, International Drawing Annual 6, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, February.
2010    Jane Peterson Memorial Award, 127th Annual Member's Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November 22.
Honorable Mention, April Art Competition, Beginnings, Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY, April 29.
First Prize, First Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March 5.
2008    Finalist, Profilo d’Arte, Banca Profilo spa, Milan, Italy, July.
2006    Awarded, Premio artArt, First Edition, Bologna, Italy, April.
2005    Awarded, 1st International Awards artArt – Giovani Artisti, Bologna, Italy, March.
2003    Finalist, Premio Arte 2003, Cairo Editore, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Milan, Italy, September.
2002    Finalist, Premio Arte 2002, Cairo Editore, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Milan, Italy, August.
1997    Awarded, Photographic Contest La Strada, Bologna, Italy, April.
1985    First Prize, Premio Culturale Panta Rei, Bologna, Quartiere S. Ruffillo, Italy, March.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA, March, Laura Fantini: Hope and a New Beginning. Seeds and plant forms poetically rendered in colored pencil.
2014    Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna, Italy, May - June, Flowers & Mood.

2013    Gomma Bicromata, Castel di Casio (Bo), Italy, November, Laura Fantini – A/traverso l’Arte.
2009    Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March, two person show, Laura Fantini & Jeff Faerber: City Visions.
2007    Spazio Arte RAS, Ozzano Emilia, Bologna, Italy, April, Critical Commentary by F. Falsetti, Rendere Visibile l’Invisibile.
2006    Circolo Cultrale Bertolt Brecht, Milan, Italy, May, Critical Commentary by Vera Maria Carminati, Curated by L. Argentino, Bellezza e Vanitas.
Sala di Citta' - City Hall, San Lazzaro, Bologna, Italy, June, Intimita' Svelate: una nuova visione della natura morta.
2005    Finanza & Futuro, Group Detusche Bank, Bologna, Italy, May.
2004    Galleria Zenzero, Bertinoro, Forlì, Italy, July.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The National Heirloom Expo, Hudson Valley Seed Co. Santa Rosa, CA, 5-7 September. The Art of the Heirloom.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, February - March, Radiant Still Life.
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, January - March. The 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.
Prairie State College, Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Height, IL, January. Small But Mighty.

2016
Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA, October - December. The Hunt Institute Traveling Exhibition. Floribunda.
Museu Nacional José Malhoa, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, July - September, Curated by Genoveva Oliveira, Corpus.
Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND, August - September, Americas 2016: All Media Exhibition.
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, July - August, Art From The Boros IV.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, July. The Hunt Institute Traveling Exhibition.
The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA, June - August, 24th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition.
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, March - May, Made In NY 2016.
Site:Brooklyn, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, March - April, Curated by Olga Valle Tetkowski, Drawing Lines Across Mediums.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, April, 132nd Annual Member's Exhibition.

2015     
Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, OH, November - January 2016, The Hunt Institute Traveling Exhibition.
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, July -  August, Art From The Boros III.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, April, 131st Annual Member's Exhibition.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, April, 6th Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.

2014
American Artist Professional League, New York, NY, November, 86th Grand National Exhibition.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, Oct - Dec, The Hunt Institute Traveling Exhibition.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, October, 5th Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.
Dacia Gallery, New York, NY, August, Works on Paper.
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, June - August, Art From The Boros II.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, April, 130th Annual Member's Exhibition.

2013
The American Artists Professional League, New York, NY, October - December, 85th Grand National Exhibition.
Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept - Dec, 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration.
Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY, May, Curated by Jeff Faerber, Gowanus in Gowanus.
The Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, May, Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March, 4th Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.

2012
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November, 129th Annual Member's Exhibition.
Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, November, 99th  Annual Exhibition.
National Arts Club, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY, October, 116th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.
Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY, June - September, Juried Art Exhibition 2012.
The Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, May, Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition.
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, April, Spring Fling.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March, 3rd Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.

2011     
De Luca Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, December, Art Salon.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November, 128th Annual Member's Exhibition.
Circolo Artistico, Bologna, Italy, October, 7° giornata del contemporaneo.
Audubon Artists, New York, NY, September, 69th Annual Exhibition.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, July - August  / June - July, City Life and Scenes from Abroad.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March - April, Best of the Best, Special President's Exhibition: Watermedia & Pastel.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March, 2nd Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.
Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY, April, Artist Choice.
The Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ, January.

2010     
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, November, 127th Annual Member's Exhibition.
Circolo Artistico, Bologna, Italy, October, 6° giornata del contemporaneo.
Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY, April, Beginnings.
The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY, April 17, Art of the City: In Memory of Ed Martin.
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, March, 1st Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition.

2009     
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, December, 101st Annual Thumb Box Exhibition.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, February, 8th Anniversary Show.

2008

Spazio Arte, Naples, Italy, October - November, Ricerche.
Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy, Galleria San Federico, Torino, Italy - Palazzo Poncarali, Brescia, Italy,  Palazzo Sacrati, Reggio Emilia, Italy - Palazzo Nagliati, Ferrara, Italy - Banca Profilo, Rome, Italy, October - November, Profilo d'Arte - Premio di pittura per giovani artisti emergenti.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, September - October, Getting Around.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March - April, Flower.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December 2007 - January 2008, Holiday Art Show.

2007    
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, November, Images of Coney Island.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July - September, Glimpses of New York.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March, Crossings II: Images of New York Bridges.
Galleria De' Marchi, Bologna, Italy, January, 20x20.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December 2006 - January 2007, Holiday Art Show.

2006     
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June, Not From Around Here.
artArt - Eventi d'arte, Bologna, Italy, March - April, Premio artArt.
Galleria De' Marchi, Bologna, Italy, January, 20x20.

2005     
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December, Sentinels: Water Towers of New York.
Sala dell'Annunziata, Imola, Italy, September.
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
June - August.
MaMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy, June.
artArt - Eventi d'arte, Bologna, Italy, March - April, Natura Morta, Seconda Ed, Giovani Artisti, Terza Ed.

2004     
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December, Holiday Art Show. 
Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June.

2003     
City Hall - Sala di Citta', San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, October.
Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy, September - October, Proposals - New Artists, New Works, New Selections.
Circolo Artistico, Bologna, Italy, June.
Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy, May, Arte e Motori 2003.

2002     
Galleria Malatestiana, Rimini, Italy, February.
Cafe Oggi, McLean, VA, November 2001 - January 2002.

2001
Galleria Malatestiana, Rimini, Italy, November.
Papp Gallery, Soho, New York, NY, October.

1998     
City Hall - Sala di Citta', San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, August.

1996
Galleria Molducci, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, May, Artisti di S. Lazzaro in Mostra.
Galleria Molducci, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, March, Quadri di piccolo formato.

1995
International Fair of Bologna - Fiera Internazionale di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June, curated by A. Baccilieri and M.R. Bentini, End & Over.

1994
Galleria Barozzi, Vignola, Modena, Italy, May.

1993
City Hall - Sala di Citta', San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, August.
Galleria Barozzi, Vignola, Modena, Italy, June.
Galleria Punto Arte, Modena, Italy, April.
Galleria Barozzi, Vignola, Modena, Italy, May.

LECTURES, TEACHING AND JURIES
2014    Colored pencil workshop: Dipingere con le matite colorate, Bologna, Italy, May. 2014-2015
2011    Awards Juror, Artist Choice, Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY, February 3 and May 7.
2002    Guest Lecturer and Charity Exhibition, Scuole Tambroni, Bologna, Italy, May 29 - 31.
Colored Pencil workshop, Artisti in Fiera Parma 2002, Parma, Italy, April 19.
1998    Guest Lecturer and Demo (studio visit), Università Primo Levi, Bologna, Italy, November 24 - 26.
1992    Painting/Drawing Instructor, Centro Culturale, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, 1992 - 1993.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017    Times Observer, Hope & A New Beginning, Seeds and plant forms poetically rendered in colored pencil, by Andrew Morrison, Warren, PA, March 4.
2016    Ann Kullberg, CP Treasures - Volume IV, colored pencil masterworks from around the globe, Federal Way, WA, Dec.2016, Pp.29.
Professional Artist Magazine, Ways to Improve Your Artist’s Statement, by Renee Phillips, ProfessionalArtistMag.com, April 30.
2014    Ann Kullberg, CP Treasures - Volume III, colored pencil masterworks from around the globe, Federal Way, Washington, December 2014, Pp. 22.
2013    Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 14th International Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Pp. 17,59,60.
2012    Manifest Press International Drawing Annual 7, Manifest Creative Resear ch Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pp. 86.
TRIBEART,  Artist's Studio #27 - Laura Fantini. Un viaggio per immagini all'interno dello spazio creativo per eccellenza: lo studio d'artista, by Redazione. October.
Arte, Premio Arte 2012. Questi i 120 artisti della semifinale. Da qui nasce la mostra, Cairo Editore, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Milan, Italy, September, Pp.24.
Art Journal, Laura Fantini, oltre Oceano a gonfie vele, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, July - August.
Staten Island Live, Juried Art Show invites Staten Islanders and others, by Michael J. Fressola, Staten Island, NY, June 21.
Lines and Colors, Laura Fantini, by Charley Parker, January, www.linesandcolors.com/2012/01/07/laura-fantini
2011    Manifest Press International Drawing Annual 6, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pp. 81-82
Art Journal, Laura Fantini, il “City Life Exhibition”, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, September - October.
Bay Ridge Eagle and Brooklyn Eagle, Love is…In the Air and on The Walls at Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY, February 10.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, When Artists Choose Favorites Bay Ridge Gallery Shows Them, Brooklyn, NY, February 10.
2010    Kennedy Publishing, Best of Worldwide Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil Artists, Volume I, Williamsburg, VA, Pp.53-54, April
2009    The Evening’s Program, Celebrate New York 2009 with Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY, December 3.
America Oggi, Taccuino, Norwood, NJ, March.
Italian Network, A New York City Vision, ovvero la citta’ nelle opere di Laura Fantini, Cultura italiana nel mondo, America, March.
2008    Celebrate New York 2008 with Big Apple Greeter, The Evening’s Program, New York, NY, November 19.
Federico Motta Editore srl, Profilo d’Arte 2008, Premio di Pittura per Giovani Artisti Emergenti , Milan, Italy, Pp. 36, 89, September.
Art Journal, Laura Fantini, Cityscape di New York, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, March - April.
2007    Park Slope Courier, Views of Coney Island today, Brooklyn, NY, November 9.
Celebrate New York 2007 with Big Apple Greeter, The Evening’s Program, New York, NY, November 7.
America Oggi, Un po’ di Bologna a NY, Norwood, NJ, July 8.
Il Resto del Carlino, Il magico iperrealismo di fiori e strade, Bologna, Italy, April 27.
Il Resto del Carlino, Laura Fantini La mia New York, Bologna, Italy, March 18.
Art Journal, Laura Fantini, Rendere Visibile l’ Invisibile, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, March - April.
Monaco News, Le Club Diamant Rouge, Monaco Government Tourist Office, New York, NY, April.
2006    Celebrate New York 2006 with Big Apple Greeter, The Evening’s Program, New York, NY, November.
Monaco News, Le Club Diamant Rouge, Monaco Government Tourist Office, New York, NY, November.
24 Seven, You Are Not From Around Here, Are You Boy?, Arts, Dining and Entertainment, Brooklyn, NY, June 5.
Art Journal, Sempre più New York per Laura Fantini, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, March - April.
2005    Art Journal, Concorso per giovani artisti, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, May - June.
Senza Titolo artisti associati, catalogo n2, Critical Commentary by Antonella Gasparato, Bologna, Italy, May.
Art Journal, Laura Fantini un’artista italiana a New York, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, March - April
Art Journal, Venti per venti edizione record, Art and Culture magazine, Bologna, Italy, March - April.
2004    Caran d’Ache, Published drawing on Caran d’Ache Art Gallery, www.carandache.ch, Geneva, Switzerland, December.
2003    Il Resto del Carlino, Il Castello luogo d'incontro per vetture d'epoca e arte, Ferrara, Italy, May 10.
Gallery Bill, Profiling New York's Art Community, ed. Katalin Papp, New York, NY, January - February.
2002    Praxis Artistica 2002, Art and Culture magazine, Rimini, Italy, February.
2001    Gallery Bill, ed. Katalin Papp, New York, NY, No.2 November.
1998    M.E.I.N. Published drawing on Melissa Etheridge Information Network website and newsletter, San Francisco, CA.
Il Resto del Carlino, L'arte in fiera promuove incontri, Bologna, Italy, July 28.
1996    Il Comune, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, June 2.

COLLECTIONS
Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), permanent collections
Monaco Government Tourist Office, New York, NY.
City Hall, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy.
Private collections in Italy, UK, US, Japan.
  
  1. Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, New York
  2. Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
  3. Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
  4. Spazio Arte RAS, Ozzano, Bologna, Italy
  5. Spazio Arte RAS, Ozzano, Bologna, Italy
  6. Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, New York
  7. Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
  8. Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
  9. Sala di Citta', City Hall, San Lazzaro, Bologna, Italy