Laura Benetton is a London based Italian artist. She studied painting in Venice at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art. Her career as an artist started in Italy after her degree. In 2008 she has been awarded for the prestigious Arnaldo Pomodoro’s artist in residence. She spent 3 months in Urbino researching metals and studying sculpture, culminating in the creation of a wall metal sculpture for the Pomodoro’s foundation. After the residence she spent a few years travelling between Venice, Istanbul, Pesaro, and Florence, gaining a broad artistic experience and the use of different materials and techniques.
Her first solo exhibition was in Venice at ‘Palazzo Boldu’ in 2008 that brought her to be selected by A+A gallery to create her first installation project: a multidisciplinary installation of light, sounds and painting. In the 2009 she moved to Istanbul, where she spent a year focusing on her painting technique; then Pesaro, where she explored sculpture, resin and large-scale painting and worked as a scenographer and painter for the theatre and for the Maestro Luigi Pizzi. In 2010 she moved to London. While in London, in 2012 she has been selected from the Italian Institute of Culture to exhibit at the Italian Embassy. Since 2014 she is a resident artist in the Wimbledon Art Studios while being represented by different galleries in the UK, Italy and the USA and exhibited in international art fairs and shows across the world.
Laura Benetton’s work has held in private and public collections and commissioned for many private projects by interior designers in London and abroad for corporations and private residences. Her work has been selected for a different number of art residences and in 2016 she has been awarded to exhibit at the Houses of Parliament for the exhibition “Tomorrow’s child”. Selected exhibitions have included The Houses of Parliament; Zari Gallery, London; Gallery Claire Corsica, Paris, New York; Affordable art fairs; A+A Gallery, Venice; Art065 Gallery, Pesaro; Galerja Mazchek, Croatia; Degree Art; Vyner Street Gallery, London.