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

2018                  

Hamilton Now: Object, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2017                  

Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Out There: Hamilton’s Public Art Process, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON   

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

2017                  

City Enrichment Fund: Production and Creation, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

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

2017            

Octagon for Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar Park Community Center Public Art Competition, Oakville, ON. Commissioned by the Town of Oakville, Budget $90,000.00

Garden Shelter, Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Cambridge, ON. Commissioned by the Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Budget $27,000.00

2016                  

Bead Maze, West Harbour (James St. North) GO Station Public Art Competition, Hamilton, ON, Commissioned by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton, Budget $75,000.00


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  

2019                  

Winter

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

Object Drawing, ARTS18263

Form, Structure & Surface, ARTS20261

Introduction to Figurative Sculpture, DESN14998

2018                  

Fall     

University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

Sculpture and the Everyday, VPSB63H3

Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Business Models, BUSM43857

Introduction to 3D Design, DSGN18081

Introduction to Figurative Sculpture, DESN14998

Spring               

McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Making Art and Understanding Images, ART 1UI3

Winter              

University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

Foundation Studies in Studio, VPSA62

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Material Investigations and Concepts, ART 1MI3

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

Object Drawing, ARTS18263

Form, Structure & Surface, ARTS20261

2017                  

Fall                     

Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Business Models, BUSM43857

Spring               

McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Making Art and Understanding Images, ART 1UI3

Seneca College, Toronto, ON

Applied Art History, AFD 216

Winter              

University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

Foundation Studies in Studio, VPSA62

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

Object Drawing, ARTS18263

Seneca College, Toronto, ON

Applied Art History, AFD 216

2016                  

Fall                     

University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

Sculpture and the Everyday, VPSB63H3

Seneca College, Toronto, ON

Colour Studio, AFD120

Winter              

McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Making Art and Understanding Images, ART 1UI3

Seneca College, Toronto, ON

3D Design, AFD252

2015                  

Winter              

University of Toronto Scarborough, ON

Introduction to Sculpture, VPSA71H3

2014                  

Fall                     

University of Guelph, ON

Sculpture I, SART 2300

2013                  

Winter              

University of Guelph, ON

Sculpture I, SART 2300

2012                  

Fall                     

University of Guelph, ON

Sculpture I, SART 2300

Winter              

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Material Investigations and Concepts, ART 1MI3