Chris Larson

Chris Larson

Fellow: Awarded 2018
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

For the past two decades, Minnesota–based artist Chris Larson has developed a multimedia practice that is rooted in sculpture and incorporates film, video, photography, drawing and sound. His work focuses on building and reproducing spaces, objects and specific architectural sites that look familiar but have been severely affected, disfigured, or transformed through relocation, replication and distortion. His most recent works examines specific architectural sites that are deeply connected to history and location.

Since receiving his MFA from Yale University in 1991, Larson has received numerous awards including the Bush Foundation Fellowship, The McKnight Foundation Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and most recently was awarded a New Work Project Grant from The Harpo Foundation. Larson’s work can be found in private and museum collections including Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Walker Art Center and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Larson has most recently had solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY and his work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2018, Larson’s work was included in the 11th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil and a solo 10-year survey exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH. He is an Associate Professor of Art and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Minnesota. Larson is also the publisher of Inreview, a quarterly print publication presenting critical responses to art in the Twin Cities.

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