At Douglass College, Rutgers University, Laura studied with Fluxus artist Robert Watts, who gave her a deep appreciation for the spontaneous and serendipitous, and with clay sculptor Ka Kwong Hui, whose sense of the relationships of forms went far beyond the ceramic studio. She received a 2020 BRIO painting grant from the Bronx Council for the Arts, has been an artist-in-residence at the Millay Colony, and has participated in the Governors Island and Aqua Art Miami art fairs. Her paintings and mixed-media work have been shown in New York, Provincetown, New Haven, Philadelphia, Berlin, Miami Beach, and elsewhere. She lives and has her studio in the Bronx.
Ian Ganassi has worked as a writer, teacher, and percussionist. His poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Home Planet News, Meniscus, Offcourse Literary, BlazeVOX, Clockwise Cat, Past Simple, Otoliths, The Yale Review, MadHat Annual, and New American Writing. His poem “Blunt Trauma” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his translations from Virgil’s Aeneid have appeared in New England Review. His first poetry collection, Mean Numbers, was published by China Grove in 2016. His second poetry collection, True for the Moment, is forthcoming from WordTech Press in June 2023. A third collection, By This Time, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2024. Ian is a long-time resident of New Haven, Connecticut.