Mixed Media . Consultant. Creative Direction
Lina Morielli was born in Montreal, grew up in Darien, CT and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She has been drawing, making collages and building things since childhood. As an artist/arts activist she has been in involved in many aspects of the local art scene in the Stamford since 1987. She was president of Stamford’s Loft Artists Association and received three City Arts Partnership Program grants to produce their Annual Open Studios and Performance Series. Her New York city career (1970 -2000) ranged widely from designing and editing crafts for Woman’s Day and Family Circle Magazines, to developing craft promotions for the industry. In 1987, after twenty years in New York, Morielli moved to Stamford and returned to making fine art while she continued to freelance as a designer and editor in New York. She created wood and metal assemblages, including her signature wrapped metal hearts that are included in over 100 private collections across the country. This award winning work has been exhibited in many local venues with solo exhibits in Los Angeles at the Liz Blackman Gallery, in New York at the American Craftsman Gallery and in Hartford at the State Capital. She has exhibited at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, 22 Haviland Street Gallery in Norwalk, the Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers and the Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry, NY, among others. Her work is also on permanent display at the State Superior Court House in the jury selection office, the Heart Institute at the Tully Health Center and the Critical Care unit at Stamford Hospital; all chosen as part of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, One Percent for Art program. Her work is on exhibit in the public rooms of the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford, CT and has also been selected for the permanent collections of Yale Medical Center/Bridgeport, CT, the new Stamford Hospital and most recently Sacred Heart University, College of Education and Healthcare. Morielli maintains a studio at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford. CT at the Lofts Artists building.