Education

2011                      

Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2007                      

Honours Studio Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014                      

Suava Thordis Juliusson & Laura Marotta, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

Form, Colour, Line, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

2013

Marotta & Suarez: Form + Surface, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington,

2011

Mattamy Eclectic 2011, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Mattamy Contemporary 2011, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON


Group Exhibitions

2015

Architecture Crawl, Halton/Burlington Society of Architects, Hamilton

TH&B UNITED, 270 Sherman, Hamilton, ON

2014

SUPERCRAWL, Hamilton, ON

2012                      

The Madness of their Method, B Contemporary, Hamilton, ON

Sediment, G Gallery, Toronto, ON

From the Ground Up, B Contemporary, Hamilton, ON

2011

Chalk and Butter, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON

If Not the Ocean, Then the Sound, Ed Video Gallery, Guelph, ON

2010

Cross Contamination, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2007

Stretching the Threads, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Awards

2016

Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2015

Established Artist, Visual Arts, City of Hamilton Arts Awards, Hamilton

2014

Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2012                      

Visual Artists: Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Emerging Artist Award, City of Hamilton Arts Award, Hamilton, ON

2010

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

College of the Arts Deans Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON

2009

Board of Graduate Studies: Research Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON

College of the Arts Deans Scholarship, University of Guelph, ON 


public art commissions

2016                      

Bead Maze, West Harbour GO Station Public Art Competition, Awarded by the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx, Hamilton, ON

2013

Finalist, Daniels Cooperation Public Sculpture Competition, Toronto, ON

- Selected as a protégé by Young and Giroux Projects (Daniel Young and Christian Giroux) to collaborate and present a submission for this major public art commission.

2008

Fence Project, Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care Center, Hamilton, ON


publications

2014

Lukasik-Foss, Tor. The Sculpture of Laura Marotta, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Fall 2014.

Vegh, Stephanie. Svava Thordis Juliusson & Laura Marotta at the McMaster Museum of Art, Akimblog, June 24, 2014.

Lukasik-Foss, Tor. Now Look Here!, Hamilton Magazine, Winter 2014.

Ainsworth, Kendra. Form, Colour, Line, Exhibition Essay, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON. March 2014.

2013

Enright, Robert. Home Body, Border Crossings Magazine, Summer 2013, Issue 126. 

Hujer, Elaine. Marotta & Suarez: Form + Surface, Exhibition Essay, Burlington Art Center, Burlington ON. April 2013.

2012

Kenny, Amy. Home in a crafty kind of way, The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton ON. September 24, 2012.

2011

Bethune-Leaman, Katie. Chalk and Butter University of Guelph MFA Candidates Group Exhibition, PDF Exhibition Catalogue, Diaz Contemporary and University of Guelph SOFAM, Toronto ON. June 2011.


RESIDENCIES

2016

Obracadobra Artist Residency, June 20 - July 20, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico


work experience  

2016                      

Sessional Instructor,

- VPSB63H3 Sculpture and the Everyday, Fall, University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON

- ART 1UI3 Making Art and Understanding Images, Winter, McMaster University, ON

- AFD252 3D Design, Winter, Seneca Collage, ON

- AFD120, Colour Studio, Winter/Fall, Seneca Collage, ON

Studio Assistant, Young and Giroux Projects INC., ON

Instructor, Art Gallery of Burlington, ON

2015                      

Sessional Instructor, VPSA71H3 Introduction to Sculpture, Winter, University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

2014

Sessional Instructor, SART 2300 Sculpture I, Winter/Fall, University of Guelph, ON

2013

Sessional Instructor, SART 2300 Sculpture I, Winter, University of Guelph, ON

2012

Sessional Instructor,

- SART 2300 Sculpture I, Fall, University of Guelph, ON

- ART 1MI3 Material Investigations and Concepts, Winter, McMaster University, ON

2010

Graduate Teaching Assistant, SART 1060 Media Convergence, University of Guelph, ON