Resume - Laura Larson
UCLA Extension form Z – a 3 dimensional rendering program that has been helpful in
visualizing and presenting projects incorporating interior and exterior space.
UCLA Extension – Printmaking
UCLA Extension - Figure Anatomy (Drawing)
DBD (Doing By Doing), performance art class taught by Rachel Rosenthal
Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin,
B.A. in Fine Arts and Speech Communications / Theatre Arts
Major area of interest in Fine Arts – printmaking and drawing.
Major area of interest in Theatre Arts – scene painting, costuming and
fabrication of props.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 "The Clearing" at Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA
2008 “Epidermis Emporium” at Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007 “Epidermis Emporium,” solo show, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Looking Glass Lounge,” solo exhibit: site specific installation, Los Angeles
Art Association, Gallery 825 – Los Angeles, CA
“Looking Glass Lounge,” solo site specific installation in the Alcove Gallery,
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2005 “The Looking Glass Lounge,” solo exhibit: site specific installation for HAUS
Gallery, Pasadena, California
1990 “Outside-Inside-Out”, site specific installation for the Los Angeles Festival,
Open Festival, Hollywood
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2010 Commissioned by Los Angeles Art Association to create window screen for front of Gallery 825.
2002 – 2006 Awarded commission to create artwork for Fire Station #65, Watts, Los Angeles – through the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
2002 design completion – 2007 projected completion of project. Commissioned to create a railing design for the Pacoima Bicycle Bridge over the Pacoima Wash – through the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
1999 – 2001 Awarded Commission by City of Pasadena, Cultural Affairs Division to create public art for Fire Station #34, Pasadena, California
1998 – 2001 Commissioned by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department to create public art for the Department of Recreation and Parks for the Van Ness Child Care Center in South Los Angeles, California.
1997 – 2007 Awarded commission by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department to create public art for the Department of Recreation and Parks for the Downey Child Care Facility in Lincoln Heights, California.
1995 – 1999 Awarded commission by Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department to create public art for the Department of Transportation - Parking Enforcement Facility, West Los Angeles, California.
2001 Community of Angels" public art project, benefiting the Volunteers of America and Catholic Big Brothers. Sponsor of the selected piece, “The Travel Angel,” was the Los Angeles Convention &Visitors Bureau. Acquired by the Farmers Market, at 3rd and Fairfax.
2004 Finalist for the Ventura, Thille Park project – City of Ventura, Cultural Affairs Division
2004 Finalist for the Euclid Park project – City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs
2001 Selected by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, along with 4 other artists, to submit a public art proposal, with a $125,000 budget, for Warner Center's Building B in Woodland Hills.
2004 ARC Grant (Artist Resource for Completion) from the Durfee Foundation
SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2011 Brand Library Art Galleries – 4 person exhibition
2009 "Nature and Nurture" Bleicher/Golightly gallery in Santa Monica, California
2008 “Naked Truth, Figure as Form and Spirit,” dba256 Gallery, Pomona, California
2007 HAUSGUEST, Brewrey Projects, Los Angeles, an exhibition of 200 artists
benefiting the People of Darfur of the Sudan, hosted by HAUS
1996 “When The Bough Breaks,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento,
California, curated by Susan Hill, artist
1994 “1010” Small Artworks,” The New gallery, Santa Monica, California, curated by
1991 “Southern California Women’s Caucus For Art Exhibition,” Lancaster
Museum/Art Gallery, Lancaster, California, Curated by Norma Gurba
1989 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Art Auction Invitational,
1983 “Downey Museum of Art Silver Jubilee Retrospective Exhibit,” Downey,
1980 “Seven Selected Women Who Worked on The Dinner Party By Judy Chicago,”
M.E. Gallery, Houston, Texas
1977 “The Dinner Party,” (collaborative exhibition by Judy Chicago), numerous
venues in the U.S. Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 "Exalted One," LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Sam Lee, Sam Lee Gallery
"Revisiting Beauty," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Juror: Peter Frank
2009 “The Lingering Feast,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Merry Karnowsky,
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“ProVisional Art,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Juror: Shane GuffogPharmaka Gallery
2008 “Novella,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Meg Linton, Curator
Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design
2007 “A Woman’s Place” window installation at Homestead House in Pasadena, CA
Phantom Galleries/Gallery 825 collaboration for “Go Native”
Crackerjack – LAAA/Gallery 825, Juror: Jay Belloli, Director of the Armory
Center for the Arts
2006 Tarfest – installation at Desmond Building on Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Jurors included: Wesley Jessup, Molly Barnes, Peter Frank, Sinead
Finnerty-Pine, James Panozzo
“GEM” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Joni Gordon,
“Open Show,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Wesley Jessup,
Museum Director, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2001 “The Elements – Air, Water, Fire and Earth,” The Second City Council, Long
Beach, California. juror: Tyler Stallings, Curator of Exhibitions,
Laguna Art Museum
1997 “Primary Colors,” 3 locations: SITE Gallery, Watts Art Center, Gallery 825,
Los Angeles, California. juror: Roy Dowell, artist
“Made in California,” City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California.
Juror: Noel Korten, Curator/Director of Exhibitions at the Municipal Art Gallery,
Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California.
1994 “90th Open,” National Competition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California.
juror: Gilah Yelin Hirsch, artist
1993 “L.A. Biblioteca,” SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992 “2nd Annual International Miniprint Exhibition.” Juniper Gallery/Napa Art
Center, Napa, California. jurors: Peter Frank and Barbara Galuszka
“Long Beach Arts Southern California Open Juried Exhibit,” Long Beach Arts,
Long Beach, California. juror: William Hipps, Director of Angel's Gate
1991 “Annual Juried Exhibition, SCWCA,” William Grant Stills Art Center,
Los Angeles, California, juror: Noriko Gamblin, Curator for the
Long Beach Museum of Art
1988 Venice Art Walk ‘88 Exhibitions: “Works by Southern California Women’s
Caucus for Art.,” Venice, California. Jurors: Tressa Miller and
1984 “From History to Action,” The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, California,
Juror: Lucy Lippard
1983 “Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art Third Juried Exhibition,” California
State University, Los Angeles, California,
Juror: Julia Brown, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Space Talk: Laura Larson – myartspace.com, interview by Brian Sherwin March 15, 2009
“SHORTCUTS Anglais seconde”. Published by HACHETTE LIVRE EDUCATION featuring a photo of the Travel Angel 2009
“Don’t Cover Your Eyes,” Stacy Davies, Inland Empire Weekly, February 21-27,2008 “Through the Looking Glass,” Venessa Franko, The Press-Enterprise, January 4, 2007
Dottie Moore internet interview on http://Ladybuglive.com - artist profile in “The Gallery” 2006
Profile in “The Fund for Women Artist” at www.womenart.org 2006
“URBAN SURPRISES: A Guide to Public Art in Los Angeles,” edited by Gloria Gerace, published by Balcony Press, Glendale, California, under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 2002
“A Community of Angeles,” Angel City Press, written by Marnie Tenden, photographed by Michele Dugan, Designed by Hannah Kaufman, 2001
Betty Brown, “Diverse Concerns”, ARTWEEK, April 16, 1983.
Teresa Montgomery, WESTART, October 27, 1978
Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825
2006 - present Member
SITE – Seeking It Through Exhibitions - an artist run non-profit arts organization and exhibition space.
1999 – 2000 President - Board of Directors
1998 – 1999 Co-President - Board of Directors
1997 – 1998 Exhibition Coordinator
1995 – 1997 Exhibition Committee
1981 – 1985 Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art member
1983 SCWCA Co-Chairman Exhibition Committee
1982 SCWCA Secretary