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BIO

Laratta is a Hamilton based visual artist. Her current work is installation based and generally comprised of photographic, video, and sculptural elements. Her research is centered on the effects of consumption in relation to health. This research is currently being conducted at the University of Waterloo where she is completing her MFA and Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Laratta received her Honours BFA with distinction from McMaster University

Recent exhibitions include Breath. Heart. Spirit. North Bay and Brantford, Nord Art, Germany, and Dying., Toronto. Solo exhibitions include Relational Affects, Kitchener, Unleashed, Hamilton, Liminality, Kitchener,Personal Effects, Dundas. She participated in the Biophony Residency in Chelsea, Quebec, the Awakening Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON and the DVSA Advanced Studio Residency and is the recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award, the President’s Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, The Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship, The Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant, the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance, the Juror’s Choice Award, Fieldcote Museum, Ancaster, ON, People's Choice Award, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, The Lorna and David Somers Community Contribution Award for the Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, a Bank of Montreal First Art! Nominee, McMaster University School of The Arts, Hamilton, ON. and was invited to be a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.

Her work can be found in the permanent collections of ARTPOOL, Budapest, Hungary, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Museum fur Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany, Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland, Museum Scholoss Mayland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany, The Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts Archive of the University of Iowa, The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC,  The B. Davis Schwartz Library, Long Island University Post, New York, USA, The Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland, The Fluxmuseum, St. Louis, MO, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, The Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan, The Moscow Museum, Russia, The NYC MoMA, New York, USA, The Mumok, Vienna, Austria, The Musee de la Poste, Paris, France, The Waskomium, Burlington, VT,  and in various private collections.