Born in 1964, Laura Gressani is primarily a printmaker. Gressani attended Kate Downie's Tuesday School where she discovered monoprinting, her preferred medium. Gressani went on to develop her experience as a printmaker by joining Edinburgh Printmakers, where she is still an active member. Gressani began exhibiting her work at the Edinburgh Printmakers Members Show in 2011 and has shown her work at their members exhibition annually since. Gressani has also exhibited her work at the Edinburgh Art Fair and the Scottish Arts Club. Alongside her figurative work, Gressani has worked to produce elaborate artist books with her printmaking expertise, of which Dear Penelope: Variations on an August Morning (2014) was acquired by The National Gallery of Modern Art for their Artist Book collection. Gressani's Self-Portrait (2011) was acquired by Ruth Borchard Collection in 2011.
Gressani's preferred medium is monoprinting. Gressani enjoys the simplicity and immediacy of the medium. Its constraints place an emphasis on the essential, a key focus of Gressani's work. Gressani continues to work with Edinburgh Printmakers. Her latest work focuses on the landscape of the Bernes Alps and the ever-changing light of the Breithorn.
Gressani's self-portrait steps away from her preferred medium of monoprinting and is instead an oil sketch on card, capturing the artist with a great intensity in monochrome. Gressani's artful application of oil on card builds her features through absence, emphasising only the essential.