Lina Morielli was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in Darien, Connecticut. Her experience in art and design includes studies at Parsons School of Design and three decades in New York City designing and editing crafts for Woman’s Day and Family Circle magazines among others. This background in craft informs the tactile nature of her studio practice where, Morielli explains, the “immediacy of materials…help me access and express my ideas quickly.”

After twenty years living and working in New York City, Morielli moved to Stamford, Connecticut in 1987 where she is an active member of that city’s creative community. President of Stamford’s Loft Artists Association for three years and a board member on approximately one-dozen Stamford nonprofits over the last four decades, Morielli has enriched the city’s cultural and educational landscape. In addition to her nonprofit contributions, Morielli has taught at after-school and summer art programs, including classes at Stamford’s I Have a Dream Foundation and the Yerwood Center. She also has curated exhibitions in the area, including fifteen years of exhibitions in Stamford’s Mayor’s Gallery.

Morielli’s work has been exhibited widely in Fairfield County, Connecticut, but also has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles. Her art is in over one-hundred private collections and has been permanently exhibited in public spaces as part of the Connecticut Artists Collection as well as at area hospitals and universities and public buildings including: Yale Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT; Stamford Hospital; the State Superior Court House; and Sacred Heart University, College of Education and Healthcare.

Her most recent series, “Time in Place” which she began during the 2020 pandemic lockdown, fuses complex visual elements with a myriad of painting and drawing materials. She attempts to create tensions between the beauty of ordered chaos, doomed whimsy and balanced frenzy. The goal is to push the viewer’s thought process to expand beyond the predictable and comfortable. By simultaneous means of visual addition and subtraction, the act of adding and then negating visual decisions suggests that maybe creation and destruction go hand in hand, thereby asking viewers to consider that hope and optimism are revealed through uncertainty and conflict. Morielli has created thus far, approximately 250 abstract compositions – drawings, paintings, monoprints and collages all subconsciously driven.

Represented by Contemporary Art Network

Affiliations

  • Greenwich Art Society
  • St. Philip Art Guild
  • ArtPlace Gallery