Steven Larson

Paintings (5-works)

Steven  Larson Elation
Oil on canvas
39.5 x 93 in
Steven  Larson Harlem
Oil on canvas
25 x 29 in
Steven  Larson Rain Again
Rain Again
Oil on canvas
28.25 x 18.5 in

Steven  Larson

Steven Larson

Steven Larson Biography

(American, b. 1977)

Steven Larson Statement

Experiencing large cities such as New York and Chicago has inspired my work immensely.  I have a gained a love and respect for New York City. It is difficult to express how if feels to be engulfed in its entirety. My latest work involves roof top views at dusk, the water towers of the west side, and the endless neighborhoods found in Queens and Brooklyn.

Even though a particular area may influence my paintings, they often begin to generate their own world. My objective is not to characterize a given location, but to create a visual language that articulates an emotional experience.  I work from photos, drawings, imagination and on location when possible.  Often the painting evolves on its own before I use any reference material.

I strive to ignore both traditional and contemporary conventions of painting. I believe that more than one 'visual language' can exist simultaneously in a painting. In other words, I try to explore what paint can do, as its vocabulary is endless. Experimentation is what fuels my motivation to make art. If I knew what to expect, it would become very mundane. Therefore, I have done away with all expectations toward what the finished painting should look like.

Steven Larson Resumé

Selected Exhibitions    

1997          -           Peterson Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, Solo

2000          -           Avenues Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Solo

1998/2000  -           Springville Museum, Springville, UT, Salon Show

1999/2002  -           Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT, Juried

2002/2003  -           Kathleen Royster, Helper, UT, Group

2003/2004  -           Horne Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT, Group

2003          -           Clayton Williams, Salt Lake City, UT, Two Person

2003          -           Artisan Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, Solo

2004          -           Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA, Group

2005          -           Rio Grand Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, Two Person

2005          -           Weber State University, Ogden, UT, Juried



2001/2002  -           Carmen Christensen Award, Scholarship

2003          -           Howard Clark Award Scholarship

2001/03/04-            Helper Plein Air Competition, First Place

2003          -           Deseret News Show, Third Place

2004          -           Utah Arts Council Grant Fellowship Award



S.L.U.G. Magazine -           Interview, Mariah Mellus

Southwest Magazine-         “21 Under 31”, Bonnie Gangelhoff

Swinj Projections   -           Issue #5, Trent Call

Deseret News        -           Press Release, Utah Arts Council Fellowship Award,

                                         Mario Naves (The New York Observer)



Dick Simon Trucking Company

University of Utah Music Department

LeBrett Interiors

Utah Historical Society Collection

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