Laura De Santillana

Born in Venice (1955-2019). Laura attended the School of Visuals Arts in New York. She then worked as graphic designer at Vignelli Associates before returning to her hometown to start an active collaboration with Vetreria Venini & Co, founded by her grandfather Paolo Venini.

Born into a family deeply anchored in the intricate traditions of glassmaking, Laura soon developed her artistic identity through the creation of original works. She is today recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists within the glass discipline. She is also one of the few female artists in this field, as glass making in largely male dominated.

Laura participates in numerous exhibitions in Europe and across the U.S. and Japan and her work is present in private and public collections such as London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and New York’s Cooper Hewitt.