La Nina, 2017
Felt, metallic and silk thread, yarn
Collage and Construction: Explore Fabric Embellishment and Natural Dyes / July 18 – 23, 2021
Mongiovi seeks to uncover ideologies and actions that lead to the formation of structures within a given system. These stories are not limited to paradigms of commerce, culture and science. Events related to the natural world and a mutual human need to satisfy sensual desire are also present. This array of circumstances provides a deep awareness of one’s place in the present. Mongiovi utilizes various processes and materials to foster a visual language that pays homage to origins.
Laura Mongiovi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts from CU Boulder. She resides in St. Augustine, Florida, a small historic town in Northeast Florida, where she is a Professor of Art at Flagler College. Mongiovi teaches across the curriculum, exhibits her work, presents at national conferences, guest lectures and leads workshops. She initiated and co-organized the Deeper Than Indigo: Southeast Textile Symposium and is a recipient of two Northeast Florida Artist Grants. Mongiovi’s work has been featured in New American Paintings and she was invited to attend the Arrowmont Pentaculum residency.