Laura Mongiovi was born in Astoria, Queens, New York. She spent the early part of her childhood in New York and the latter years in Florida. Mongiovi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Colorado at Boulder. She resides in St. Augustine, Florida, a small historic town in Northeast Florida, where she is a Professor of Art at Flagler College. Mongiovi teaches across the curriculum and presents pedagogical approaches at national conferences, exhibits her work, gives artist talks and leads workshops. She initiated and co-organized the Deeper Than Indigo: Southeast Textile Symposium and is a recipient of two artist grants from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. Mongiovi's work has been featured in Surface Design Journal and New American Paintings and she was invited to attend the Arrowmont Pentaculum residency.

Mongiovi's visual work seeks to uncover ideologies and actions that lead to the formation of structures within a given system. These stories are not limited to paradigms of commerce, culture and science. Events related to the natural world and a mutual human need to satisfy sensual desire are also present. This array of circumstances provides a deep awareness of one’s place in the present. Mongiovi utilizes various processes and materials to foster a visual language that pays homage to origins.