Biography


"One of the strongest components of Larsen’s art is its consistency, which demonstrates a strong independence of mind. Her works follow a sequence that enables us to note the visionary quality of her thoughts; they are experienced as truth. Authenticity, a quality that underscores her independence because of its inherent strengths, becomes the basic structure within which Larsen makes her peace with the world."—Jonathan Goodman

Biography

"Beauty is in the juxtaposition of things, its energies working together in harmony and disharmony. Sometimes beauty is in the resistance and the tension, and sometimes it's in complete surrender." PL

Many who experience a painting of Patricia Larsen think it's the work of a Zen monk, someone who's mastered the elements of purity - but its Larsen's memories of playing in Albertan prairie fields that melt into her images. She has studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Alberta College of Art, University of Calgary, and Red Deer College, with many independent studios and solo shows in between. Her work has been recently featured in Canadian House & Home and Style at Home.

Patricia didn't begin formal art studies until she was in her thirties, in between life in Toronto, New York City, Washington, Red Deer, Hawaii, Salt Spring Island and finally Vancouver BC. Larsen is presently living and painting in the southern tip of the Baja, in Pascadero Mexico, with her new pup Enzo.
Education

Emily Carr University of Art + Design 1997 - 1998

Graphic Design



Alberta College of Art 1986 - 1987
Independent studio, clay

University of Calgary 1985 - 1986

Red Deer College 1982 - 1984
Art, Design, Ceramics, Painting
Exhibitions
La Paz, Mexico. August 19, 20011 GALLERIA CARLOS, OLACHEA B.
Show: "Cuatro Puntos de Vista"

New York Dec 12-Feb 21 2009 H.P. GARCIA GALLERY
580 8th ave. - Group Show: "APARTTOGETHER"

Toronto 2008 INGRAM GALLERY
Solo Show: "Cross Country"

New York 2007 H.P. GARCIA GALLERY
580 8th ave. - Artist in Residence

New York 2007 H.P. GARCIA GALLERY
580 8th ave. - Solo Show: "New Works"
2 October to 10 November

New York 2007 H.P. GARCIA GALLERY
580 8th ave. - Summer Group Show

New York 2007 BERGDORF GOODMAN
Special Exhibition: "Remembering Blue"
July through August 2007

New York 2007 NEW ART CENTER
Solo Show: "Remembering Blue"

New York 2006 NEW ART CENTER
Group Show: "Have a good eye 2"

Vancouver 2005 SUGAR & SUGAR
Solo Show: "New works"

Toronto 2005 INGRAM GALLERY
Solo Show: "White Baeach"

New York 2005 NEW ART CENTER
Group Show: "Have a good eye 1 "

Toronto 2004 INGRAM GALLERY
Solo Show: "Nest Fig. 1-22"

Vancouver 2004 SUGAR & SUGAR
Solo Show: "Views from the Moon"

Vancouver 2003 JACANA GALLERY
Solo Show: "Stripe"

Toronto 2002 INGRAM GALLERY
Solo show: "Bindi"

Vancouver 2001 LARSEN GALLERY
Solo show: "Home On The Range"

Vancouver 2000 LARSEN GALLERY
Solo show: "Small Things"

Vancouver 2000 GALLERY LV
Solo show: "The Pink"

Vancouver 1998 MAISON V
Solo show: "Potato Serenade"

Vancouver 1997 MAISON V
Solo show: "T"

Saltspring Island 1996 EROTICA SHOW
Group show

Saltspring Island 1996 WITNESS
Group show

Victoria 1990 MIRARI
Solo show

Calgary 1987 GULF CANADA GALLERY
Solo show

Red Deer 1985 RED DEER DISTRICT MUSEUM
Group show

Calgary 1984 MUTTART GALLERY
Canadian National Clay Conference

Calgary 1983 MUTTART GALLERY
Invitational group show

Red Deer 1983 RED DEER DISTRICT MUSEUM
Group Show