About Laura Ganci
Laura Ganci is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician born in Hartford, Connecticut. Her visual and installation works address personal history, and the human relationship to sound. Her investigation began as an attempt to generate a sound portrait of her father, after watching several family movies he had converted from VHS to DVD. Having replayed these recordings, she started to notice how particular sounds and phrases conjured the feeling of her father’s presence more strongly than an explanation of what he was doing during the actual recordings. Compelled to recreate those scenes in a more subjective way, she started making gestural drawings of her subjects engaging in favorite activities as she listened to the tapes. Without consciously understanding what she was doing, she had embarked on the process of animation. She now creates layered and immersive narrative sound installations centering on the theme of story-telling and memory, as well as the intersubjectivity of human relationships.
Laura has shown her work at MAC 360 Gallery in Middletown, CT, as well as at Monster Lab Recording Studio and the S.T Chen Fine Arts Center in New Britain, CT.She showed work as part of a group show at the Doran Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art. She also does commissioned pieces ranging from large scale murals with youth organizations to more traditional portrait work. Laura is also a leading member of Boston-based band American Echoes. They have independently released an original album of songs, and toured fifteen US states.
Laura received her BFA from the Central Connecticut State University and the Hartford Art School (University of Hartford). She is currently pursuing an MFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.