Carol Larson is a mixed media artist who designs textile art for the wall. A lifelong interest in fiber and color augmented by a variety of textile workshops, she remains primarily self-taught. She creates narrative work as well as abstract and representational.
Her award-winning 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 several private collections in the US and abroad.
Larson’s work has been juried and exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, Finland, Japan, France, Corsica, South Africa and the Netherlands. She has had solo exhibits of her work at Thomsen Hall in Sausalito, CA; as well as five showings of her Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA 2014; special exhibit at Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA 2013; Park National Bank Gallery, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia Township, OH 2011; special exhibit Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO 2011 and Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR, 2010.
Her group exhibitions are many and have included: Quilt National, Athens, OH 2017; Erie Museum of Art, Erie, NY 2017; George Washington University Textile Museum, Washington, DC 2016; Art Comes Alive, Art & Design Center, Cincinnati, OH 2015; Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2015; American Foundation for Arts & Sciences, Paris, FR 2015; Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI 2014; Angers Catholic University, Angers, FR 2014; Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Library, Angers, FR 2014; Saint Eloi chapel, Angers, FR 2014; Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI 2014; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA 2014; Expo Veldhoven, Veldhoven, NL 2013; Grace Hudson Museum of Art, Ukiah, CA 2012; Casa Agostino Giafferri, Poggio-di-Venaco, Corsica 2012; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO 2011; Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI 2010; ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2009; Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA 2008; South African National Quilt Festival, Gauteng, SA 2008; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 2007.
She has served her community as VP of the Board of Directors of the Arts Guild of Sonoma and as exhibit curator for Points of View; No CA-NV representative and national conference instructor for the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). She was juror and lecturer for Beyond the Comfort Zone at the Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA; lecturer for numerous groups including the Petaluma, CA Arts Council; curator for Number Nine at Gallery One, Petaluma, CA and conference chairwoman & 7-year advisory board member/chair for Conference of Northern California Hand-weavers.
Larson’s work has been published in the following: Exploring Fiber Art, E. Ashley Rooney and Anne Lee, Schiffer Publishing, 2017; Thermofax Screen Printing, Lynn Krawczyk, self 2017; NPR Stories of Migration, George Washington University Textile Museum, 2016; Textile Fibre Forum, Australia, Fall issue 2016; The Washington Post, Weekend section, August 2016; Magic Patch magazine, (France) July/August 2016 ; Artists Culture, North Bay (CA) publication, 2015; Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, Sunday Living, January 2014; 1000 Quilt Inspirations, Sandra Sider, Ph.D, Quarry Press 2014; Fabric Surface Design, Storey Publishing 2013; Furoshiki Fabric Wraps, C & T Publishing 2012; Grand Junction Sentinel,Grand Junction, CO 2011; Grants Pass Daily Courier, Grants Pass, OR 2010; The Byline, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR 2010; Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work, 2009, self-published (Blurb); SAQA Journal Summer 2008, Fall 2010; Surface Designers Handbook, Interweave Press 2006
Carol Larson is a California native and has lived and worked in Sonoma County for 40 years. She is a juried artist member of the Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA.