Laura Grisi

Born in 1939 in Rhodes, Greece, Laura Grisi is known for her “Variable Paintings and “Neon Paintings” realized in the 1960s, which feature combinations of luminous sliding panels made from painted canvas, colored Plexiglas, neon, metal, and wood.

From the beginning of her career, Grisi was interested in the idea of variability and produced works that allowed viewers to change the compositions. A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Grisi that was one of the first artists to work with neon, as art historian Germano Celant claims in his monograph on the artist.

Grisi’s works are included in the collections of a number of institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Weisman Museum in Los Angeles, and the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna in Turin.