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.