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Krista Anderson-Larson's sculptural work explores themes related to domestic spaces and sexual identity through materials ranging from found objects to latex paint. Anderson-Larson is a 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2016 from the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ. Her work has been included in various exhibitions, including solo shows "Altered State" and "Remnant" at Bethel University. Anderson-Larson's work has also been featured in several publications, including Sculpture magazine and Art in America. She received her B.F.A. from Bethel University in 2016 and currently lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

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Artist Statement:

Many key physically and psychologically developmental moments take place within the private enclosure of the domestic bathroom. It is the only place in many homes where a person—especially children and adolescents—can experience the true privacy needed for physical self-examination. It persists as a space that accepts arousal and sensuality while also providing a sense of safety, comfort, and private experience. 

My work investigates and expands upon these pivotal moments, questioning what it means to have this architectural space intrinsically tied to the initial development of a person’s sexuality. By extracting common bathroom objects from their traditional context and inserting them into an art space, my work creates a psychological dissonance between our familiarity with the forms and our usual encounters with them. With interventions such as arranging objects in uncomfortable proximity to each other or asserting a precise universally fleshy color palette, the sculptures become anthropomorphized and referential to a body or bodies.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Pop-up, 2019, E&L Bindery Building, produced by Yeah Maybe, St. Paul, MN

Aesthetic Flesh, 2019, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI (solo)

14th Annual Small Works Show, 2018, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Juror: Nicole Kaack (Artforum International)

Near and Far, 2018, Silverwood Park Gallery, St. Anthony, MN
Juror: Mary Bergs (Gallery 71, Edina, MN)

MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, 2018, MN State Fair Grounds, St. Paul, MN

Dexterity/Synergy, 2017, Thorp Building, Minneapolis, MN

Raspberry Monday, 2017, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Juror: Megan Vossler (Macalester College, St. Paul, MN)

Senior Thesis Exhibition, 2017, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Remnant, 2017, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (solo)

22nd Annual ISC Student Award Exhibition, 2016, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

SFTS Exhibition, 2016, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Altered State, 2016, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (solo)

PUBLICATIONS

Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 43, June 2019, p. 12

Sculpture Magazine, “The International Sculpture Center 2016 Outstanding Student Achievement  in Contemporary Sculpture Awards,” Vol 35 No 8, October, 2016, p. 53

 Art in America, “On View Now: Grounds for Sculpture,” October 2016, p. 63

"Using Art to Erase Stigma of Mental Illness," by Maggie Hradecky, Rockford Register Star, June 16, 2016

GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Artist Initiative Grant, 2019, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN

People’s Choice Award, 2018, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Studio Residency, 2017, mentored by Jean Shin, Brooklyn, NY

Raspberry Monday Art Award, 2017, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Juror's Recognition Award, Raspberry Monday, 2017, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (Juror: Megan Vossler)

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, 2016, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

EDUCATION

Bethel University, St. Paul, MN | 2013 - 2016 | B.F.A. in Sculpture, Minor in Art History, Minor in Gender Studies