Lucia Parrella is a Wollongong based artist who works across print and other mediums to explore and reflect on aspects of memory, language, familial and cultural identity. Lucia studied English and Italian at the University of Sydney and Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong where she majored in printmaking. Subsequently, she trained at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, specialising in book arts and contemporary Italian printmaking.
Lucia has exhibited regularly since 1996 and her work is held in private and public collections including the Research Library, Art Gallery of NSW and the Queensland State Library. She is the founder of Art Incontro, an annual program of art workshops held in Italy in collaboration with local artists, printmakers and craft practitioners. In Australia, Lucia also works in the community sector facilitating printmaking and storytelling projects with Indigenous, immigrant and other community groups.