Clara Laratta is a visual artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating with distinction. Laratta has exhibited in galleries across Canada, in India, Italy and the United States. Her interests lie in utilizing photographic self-portraits to explore changes in the perception and portrayals of self. She does this through reflection of the impact of day to day experiences on identity. Her works are intended to provoke reflection through encouraging the viewer to look at the works through their own lens to find their own meaning.
Recent solo exhibitions include Relational Affects, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Unleashed, Gallery 4, Hamilton, ON and Liminality, O Gallery, Kitchener, ON. Recent group exhibitions include A Book About Death: The Last Waltz, Islip, NY, Transformation, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Manthan: Exhibition of Prints, Kala Srot Art Gallery, Lucknow, India, Stranger Than Fiction, Millepiani Gallery, Millepiani, Rome and MANTHAN, Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, Lucknow, India, and in various private collections.Lucknow University, Islip, NY, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, The Islip Art Museum, Paris, France, The Musée de La Poste, NY, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, Iowa City, Iowa, The University of Iowa, Washington , DC,