Laraine Armenti grew up in New England. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in printmaking with a focus on etching. Her course work included painting, drawing, photography, and art history. She has received fine arts grants from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and the Artists Valentine. She is a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center. Her paintings are held in private collections in the United States and in the permanent collection of Meditech Corporation.
Concurrent with her work as an artist, she was an illustrator and graphic designer in the computer industry at Digital Equipment Corporation followed by self-employment in conference presentation graphic design. Her painting studio is in Massachusetts.