Gina Laguna earned a BFA and an MFA from the University of New Orleans and has actively maintained an art studio creating large-scale, abstract steel sculptures in the Greater New Orleans area for over twenty years. She has shown locally and throughout the south in many galleries, art centers and Museums. Laguna has sculptures in private collections as well as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA.
After Katrina she completed a commission for a wall-mounted steel sculpture in the lobby of the Jefferson Parish Government Building in Gretna, LA.
Laguna began teaching art when she received a teaching and technical assistantship at UNO. She has continued to teach art to students of all ages and skill levels while continuing to build her steel sculptures.