Artist in Residence – Laura Marconi

Laura Marconi is a visual artist and a Tango dancer from Rome, Italy, residing in Philadelphia, USA, where she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

“For the past few years I have been working on my view as an emigrant throughout my paintings and drawings. Mostly looking at reflections, this subject is an extra- deep entrance into visual perception, eye assumptions, and ways of seeing. All is reflected, so the theme is profound. The assumptions of inherently existing things is meaningful for me to question.

I have also drawn my artwork inside a circle, to symbolize my looking “in” into a  different world from where I originally came from,  I’m still looking in, or out, still finding myself, a home, my roots. I’m an observer, always eager to learn new things, new cultures, new people. Finding our commonalities, our differences, and the way to reach each other. This circle is also a metaphor for dealing with time, and aging, a “circle of life”.

I have been to several residencies in Iceland since 2013. And I have been coming back ever since. I’m also a board member at Listhùs artspace in Olafsfjorður, Iceland since 2016.”

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