Laura De Santillana

Laura de Santillana studied graphic design at New York's School of Visual Arts and began her career working at Vignelli Associates. In 1977 the artist yielded to her history and returned to the city of Venice, her birthplace. Stemming from a long family lineage of designers associated with the historic glassworks at Murano, Laura is best known for her collapsed blown vessels.

Both elegant and austere, her recent work includes both single objects and groups sensitively related by a base. Shaped like tablets or canvases, these pieces gather light with a radiant luminosity exposing an interior image witch often references the shape and quality of shadows, spilled water, or clouds.

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Laura  De Santillana Blu 3 Meteor Blu 3 Meteor
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2008
15 3/4 x 20 1/2 in
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Laura  De Santillana Blu Nero 4 Meteor Blu Nero 4 Meteor
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2009
15 3/4 x 16 x 13 in
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Laura  De Santillana Light Green Bodhi Light Green Bodhi
Blown glass, silvered   2006
18 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 in
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Laura  De Santillana Nero Oro 1 Nero Oro 1
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2008
12 2/3 x 15 1/3 in
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Laura  De Santillana Nero Oro 3 Meteor Nero Oro 3 Meteor
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2008
12 3/4 x 15 in
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Laura  De Santillana Oro Meteor Oro Meteor
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2008
12 1/2 x 12 2/3 in
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Laura  De Santillana Russo Meteor Russo Meteor
Hand-blown and shaped glass   2008
12 1/4 x 15 1/3 in
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Laura  De Santillana Silver Bodhi Silver Bodhi
Blown glass, silvered   2008
22 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
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Laura De Santillana

Laura De Santillana Description

Laura de Santillana studied graphic design at New York's School of Visual Arts and began her career working at Vignelli Associates. In 1977 the artist yielded to her history and returned to the city of Venice, her birthplace. Stemming from a long family lineage of designers associated with the historic glassworks at Murano, Laura is best known for her collapsed blown vessels.

Both elegant and austere, her recent work includes both single objects and groups sensitively related by a base. Shaped like tablets or canvases, these pieces gather light with a radiant luminosity exposing an interior image witch often references the shape and quality of shadows, spilled water, or clouds.

Laura De Santillana Resumé



Current Residence:

Venice, Italy


Education:

School of Visual Arts, New York,
Lives and works in Venice, Italy.


Solo Exhibitions:

2008           Laura de Santillana, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, California
                   Sanske Galerie, Luzern & Zurich, Switzerland
2007           Khadi, Galleria Marina Barovier, Venice, Italy
2006           Bodhis, Galerie Arc en Seine, Paris, France
                   Bodhis, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York
2005           Laura de Santillana, Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2004           Laura de Santillana: Pritions, Galerie Arc en Seine, Paris, France
                   New Work, Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2003           Mi-Art, Milano; Galleria Tognon, Bergamo, Italy
                   Altissima, Torino; Galleria Tognon, Bergamo, Italy
                   Venice: A Touch of Glass. Italian Cultural Institute, London, United Kingdom
2002           Titans, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York
                   Laura de Santillana, Galerie l'Arc en Seine, Paris, France
2001           Laura de Santillana Works, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
                   Laura de Santillana, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York
                   Laura de Santillana, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
                   Metals, Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1999           Laura de Santillana, Galerie l'Arc en Seine, Paris, France---
                   Laura de Santillana, New Work, Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington
                   Terre, Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1998           Sei Sensi Laura de Santillana, Gallery TRTangle, Tokyo, Japan
                   The Cigar Smoker's Dream, Daphne Johns Contemporary Art,
                              London, United Kingdom
1997           Mountains, Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington
                   Laura de Santillana, Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1996           Laura de Santillana, Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1995           Murrine, I Vetri di Laura de Santillana, Blanchaert & Arosio, Milano, Italy
1994           Laura de Santillana, Osiris Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1989           Laura de Santillana: Glas, Glas Galerie, Salzburg, Austria


Group Exhibitions:

2011           Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura
                              de Santillana, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris (catalogue)
2010           Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura
                              de Santillana, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri;
                              Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida (catalogue)
2009           Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de
                              Santillana, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (catalogue)
                               "... Fa come natura face in foco - Dante" 53rd Venice Biennale,
                              Venice Pavilion, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
2007           Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America, Carnegie Museum of
                              Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--
2006           Glass: Material Matters, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
                              Los Angeles, California
                   Contrasts: A Glass Primer, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
                   Islands of Glass, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005           Vetro & Scultura, Pietrasanta, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Rome, Italy
                   Lo Spirito della Pietra, Accademia di San Luca, Rome, Italy
                   Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Mint Museum of
                              Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina and The Frist Center
                              for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (catalogue)
2004           Vetri. Nel Mondo. Oggi, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
                   Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Museum of Fine
                              Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington,
                              and Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan (catalogue)
2003           Murano: Glass From the Olnick Spanu Collection, The Chrysler
                              Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (catalogue)
                   Mi-Art, Galleria Tognon, Milan, Italy
                   Artissima, Galleria Tognon, Torino, Italy
                   Venice, A Touch of Glass, Italian Cultural Institute, London,
                              United Kingdom
2002           Contemporary Currents: Glass from William and Maxine Block,
                              Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                   Glassway Le Stanze del Vetro, Museo Archeologico, Aosta, Italy
                   Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass, The Norton Museum
                              of Art, Palm Beach, Florida
2001           Laura de Santillana: Fashion Meets Art, Giorgio Armani, New York, New York
                   Translucency, Paul Hughes Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom
                   L de Santillana, Spazio Lucioli, Milan, Italy
                   Venini, Glass and Design, Mingei International Museum, San Diego,
                              California
                   Murano: Vetri dalla Collezione Olnick Spanu, Spazio Oberdan, Milan,
                              Italy (catalogue)
2000           Form and Content, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
                   Venetian Glass: The Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Collection,
                              American Craft Museum, New York, New York
1999           Glass: Daniel Clayman, Flo Perkins, Laura de Santillana, Ledbetter
                              Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
1998           Venezia Aperto Ventro, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
                   New Traditions in Glass from Venice, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York,
                              New York
                   Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
1996           Murrine Storia, Elliott-Brown Gallery, Seattle, Washington
                   New Design in Glass, KunstMuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
                   Vetri Venini 1921-1985 Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy
                   Laura de Santillana e Susan Kleinberg, Studio d'Arte Barnabÿ,
                              Venice, Italy
                   Venezia Aperto Vetro, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1995           New Glass, Studio d'Arte Barnabo, Venice, Italy
1994           Italia, Masterworks of Italian Design 1960-1994, Denver Art Museum,
                              Denver, Colorado
1990           International Exhibition of Glass, Giappone, Kanazawa, Japan
1986           Laura et Allesandro de Santillana, Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris,
                              France
1985           Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg,
                              Corburg, Germany
                   Galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France
                   Glass Panels, Galerie Gerard Laubie, Paris, France
                   Art du Verre, Musee de Rouen, Rouen, France
1984           Glass in Miami, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
1983           Venini: The Spirit of the Moment, Heller Gallery, New York, New York
1982           Vetro a Venezia, Palazzo Ducale e Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1981           Vetro Murano Oggi, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
                   Venini Glass, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1979/82      New Glass: A Worldwide Survey, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning,
                              New York Exhibition traveling to: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo,
                              Ohio, Renwick Gallery, A Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
                              D.C., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York,
                              Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California,
                              Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, Musee des
                              Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France


Museum and Public Collections:

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany
Ernsting Stiftung Alterhof Herding Museum, Coeffeld-Lette, Germany
Kunstmuseum im Ehrenhof, Dusseldorf, Germany
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, San Diego, California
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
Musee de Design et d'Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, France
Museo Vetrario di Murano, Venice, Italy
Museu de Arte de- Sïo Paulo, Sïo Paulo, Brazil
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

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