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Biography

[lives & works - New Orleans, LA ::: b. 1978 – Wisconsin]

 

KRISTINA LARSON is a New Orleans based artist. She holds a Master of Art in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Design Miami, FL; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LA; Capitol Park Museum, LA; Shaw Center for the Arts, LA; Martin Lawrence Galleries, LA; Clock Gallery, Morocco; the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NY, among others. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2002), from the Louisiana Division of the Arts (2015 and 2019) and a scholarship from Anderson Ranch, CO (2020). Larson’s work is in the collections of Besh Restaurant Group, LA; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY; and the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA.

 

Kristina Larson creates biomorphic three-dimensional art forms primarily out of clay. Within her multidisciplinary practice she seeks to blur the lines between art, craft and design by creating contemporary avant-garde works out of traditional materials. She often juxtaposes her material by incorporating vibrant LED lights, inspired by neon art and the electric pop colors of the 1980s. While sculpting in clay, she explores the limits of the material through hand-building, wheel-throwing and assembling. Larson relies on gravity, chance, and accidental happenings to embrace the natural movement, which is present in her abstract organic forms.

CURRICULUM VITAE

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EDUCATION

2011-2012          Master of Art in Arts Administration, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

1999-2002          Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University and The School of the

                           Museum of Fine Arts, MA

1997-1999          Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2020                 24th Annual No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, LA

2019-2020        Earth-Works, Crevasse 22 | River House, LA

2020                 Art Flow, Shaw Center for the Arts, LA

2019-2020        Louisiana Contemporary (Juried by David Breslin), The Ogden Museum of

                         Southern Art, LA

2019                 Wood Wax Ink Paper Clay: Mixed, Studio Waveland + Gallery, MS

2019                 The Summer Show, St. Tammany Art Association, LA

2019                 Clay: A Southern Censes (Juried by Mel Buchanan), Clay Center of New Orleans

2019                 RESPONSE, Artists in the Park, Botanical Gardens, New Orleans, LA

2018                 SCAD at Miami, Design Miami, FL

2018                 The Sculptural Vessel, Clay Center of New Orleans, LA

2016                 Surreal Salon 9, Baton Rouge Gallery, LA

2016                 Forum 35’s Art Melt, Capitol Park Museum, LA

2015                 Merge, Natural Born Artists, Republic, LA

2015                 Forum 35’s Art Melt, Capitol Park Museum, LA

2015                 Bras for a Cause, Martin Lawrence Galleries, LA

2014                 Allure, RAW Natural Born Artists, Republic, LA

2014                 Monochrome (Solo Exhibition), Hyph3n-Art, LA

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Besh Restaurant Group, LA

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Savannah College of Art and Design, GA