Laura Finestres Valls
Born in Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona, January 1966
After completion of studies at Escola d’Arts Visuals, Vilassar de Mar, (Barcelona) she
complemented her education studying Sculpture at Escola Massana, Barcelona.
In 1993 moved to Italy as fellow at «Il Laboratorio /Le edizioni», Nola, (Na) Italy, deepening graphic art knowledge under direction of Vittorio Avella and Antonio Sgambati and taking responsibility of the screenprint from the following year. The consultant years at «Il Laboratorio di Nola» resulted in the production of several limited editions of artist’s graphics and books from Riccardo Dalisi, Mimmo Paladino, Lello Esposito, Oreste Zevola and Angelo Casciello, between others. In the same period, she enriched her technical knowledge as Assistant at Sergio Fermariello workshop in Naples.
After moving to London in 1997, she started her own painting while collaborating with «Il Laboratorio/Le edizioni», also after her return to Cabrera de Mar in 2000.
Over the last years she started using new art techniques applied to jewellery creating Captive Garden, her first collection of Artist Jewellery in 2009.