Education

2016   Visual arts studies (2 years full-time), Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
2013   Art Education Courses, UBC, Vancouver, BC
2012   Art for Social Change with Drs. Judith Marcuse and Lynn Fels, SFU, Vancouver, BC
1992   BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

Exhibitions

2019   inter.action, Studio Lab Gallery, New Glasgow, NS (duo)
2019   Eudaimonia, Corridor Gallery, Halifax, NS (solo)
2018   Book Matters, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, NS
2017   Directions for the Mind, Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC (solo)
2016   Cultivate a Spot, Library Window Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC (solo)
2016   Not Sent Letters & Guests, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC
2016   Cultivate a Spot, Studio 1398, exhibit in conjunction with OURO (solo)
2016   A study in community interactions, self-published publication, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Vancouver
2016   A study in community interactions, self-published publication, Friendly Book Fair, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver
2015   Cause & Effect, zine series, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Vancouver
2013   Memory, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2012   Today and Tomorrow, Art Association Bad Aibling, Bad Aibling, Germany
2012   Here Today, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (duo)
2012   Mayworks, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC
1999   Fix, Stoodeo Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1996   Architecture Now and Then, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995   The Body, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994   Full Frame, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992   Nothing Personal, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS (solo)

Curatorial and Self-directed projects

2016   Cultivate a Spot, an Intervention at an out-of-service telephone booth, documentation produced in the form of mail art postcards and a publication, Vancouver, BC
2015   Health Information Bulletin: 2010HLS0035-000768, Poster Intervention at walk-in clinics, Vancouver, BC
2015   Cause & Effect, Interviews and zines as Intervention, distribution through friends, cafes, grocery store shelves, free libraries, Vancouver, BC
2014   #sthotherthanaselfie, Instagram Intervention March 9-15 at https://instagram.com/laurabucci/
2013   The Minimum Wage, Temporary Installation of a craftivist project on North Grandview Highway at Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
2013   This is where I go, an international, themed mail art exhibition, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (curated)

Awards and Residencies

2019      Residency, Alchemy, Hillier, Ontario (devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally grown food in a community setting)
1991      Scholarship, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1991      Award, BC Ministry of Education and Culture

Art Instruction & Community Events

2014 – 2010 Teaching workshops in collage, image transfer, mail art, and craftivism at Vancouver Draw Down, Britannia Community Centre, Britannia Art Gallery, West Point Gray Academy (children),  The Richmond Art Gallery, and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Artful Sundays, Stone Soup Festival, The Word on The Street, International Mother Language Day, Joy Kogawa House

Artist Talks & Public Speaking

2019   Artist Talk, inter.action, Studio Lab Gallery, New Glasgow, NS
2016   Artist Talk,  Cultivate a Spot, at PACE, OURO Collective’s dance performance, Studio 1398, Vancouver, BC
2013   Pecha Kucha Richmond, Presented with other artists on the theme of Identity, organized by the Richmond Art Gallery,  Cinevolution Media Arts Society, and Richmond Public Art, link to presentation
2010   Surface Design Association, Vancouver Chapter, Panel Discussion on Marketing for Creatives

Professional Service

2014, ongoing   Grant writing for artists since 2014, Vancouver
2016   Juror, Richmond Art Public Program, Richmond, BC
2016   Organizing Member for Emily Carr University students & alumni   participation at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Vancouver
2013 – 2009   Britannia Community Services Society, Vancouver, BC: Arts & Culture Committee Member; Project Assistant & Selection Committee Member for East FEAST micro-fund (Funding Emerging Artists through Sustainable Tactics) and the Aboriginal Artist Residency

Press

Artist connects the yarns of conversation, The Advocate, March 6 2019: 4. Print.
A World of Artist Journal Pages, Curated by Dawn Devries Sokol, Abrams Publishing, 2015, New York, link to Amazon
Five cool Crawl finds to tempt wanderers, The Georgia Straight, November 25 2010, link to PDF
Look out for Laura Bucci at the East Side Culture Crawl, Scout Magazine, November 9 2010, link to website

Art-related Published Writing

Casting on, doing good, This Magazine, March/April 2007: 39. Print.
Member Profile – Ron Bazar, Craft Contacts, Craft Association of BC, June/July/Aug 2007: 1. Print.
Wild Fire: Art as Activism, Book Review, Herizons Magazine, Spring 2007: 47. Print.
Whatcha mean, what’s a zine?, Book Review, Shameless Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006: 44. Print.
Andrew Bell – Motorwerks 3: Sinister Refinements, Exhibition Review, Artichoke, Summer 1999: 50-51. Print.

Professional Memberships

2018 – 2019   Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
2013, ongoing CARFAC
2009 – 2013   Britannia Community Services Society, Vancouver