Bio

Carol Larson designs narrative work as well as abstract and representational textiles, for the wall. With a lifelong interest in fiber and color augmented by a variety of mixed media workshops, she remains primarily self-taught. 

Her work is in the corporate art collections of James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, CA, Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA as well as numerous private collections.

She has had solo exhibits of her autobiographical Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work at Thomsen Hall, Sausalito Presbyterian Church in Sausalito, CA, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA, Park National Bank Gallery, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia Township, OH, Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO and Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.

Larson has shown her work in numerous group exhibitions including: Quilt National, Athens, OH, Erie Museum of Art, Erie, NY, George Washington University Textile Museum, Washington, DC, American Foundation for Arts & Sciences, Paris, FR, Angers Catholic University, Angers, FR, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI, Grace Hudson Museum of Art, Ukiah, CA, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL. Additionally she has exhibited her work internationally in Finland, Japan, France, Corsica, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Her work has been featured in several publications, including: Art Quilting Studio, Stampington Publishing (2017), Exploring Fiber Art, E. Ashley Rooney and Anne Lee, Schiffer Publishing, (2017), Textile Fibre Forum, Australia (2016), The Washington Post (2016), Magic Patch (2016), Artists Culture (2015), Fabric Surface Design, Storey Publishing (2013), Furoshiki Fabric Wraps, C & T Publishing (2012), Surface Designers Handbook, Interweave Press (2006). Videos have included NPR Stories of Migration, George Washington University Textile Museum, (2016) and Quilt National17(2017).

She is a juried artist member of the Arts Guild of Sonoma in Sonoma, CA where she has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Her other volunteer commitments have included positions with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) as exhibit curator for Points of View, conference lecturer, No CA-NV state representative, curator for Number Nine at Gallery One, Petaluma, CA; and conference chairwoman & seven-year Advisory Board member and Chair for Conference of Northern California Handweavers. She was juror and lecturer for Beyond the Comfort Zone at the Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA, as well as lecturer for numerous groups including the Petaluma, CA Arts Council. 

Carol Larson is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived and worked in Petaluma, CA for 40 years.