Chris Larson

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Chris Larson is a multi-media artist based in St. Paul and an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Larson is the publisher of INREVIEW, a print publication presenting critical responses to art in the Twin Cities. Recently he also co-founded Second Shift Studio Space of St. Paul, a nonprofit residency program and gallery serving artists in the Twin Cities that identify as female. He received his BFA from Bethel College and his MFA from Yale University.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MFA: Yale University School of Art.
  • BA: Bethel University.


  • Sculpture
  • Film/video
  • Installation performance
Courses Taught
  • Arts 1801 Introduction to Sculpture
  • ARTS3301/5310 Sculpture: Direct Metal
  • ARTS3306/5360 Performance Art and Installation
  • ARTS350/5350 Kinetic Sculpture
  • ARTS3302/5310 Sculpture: Spacial Problems
  • ARTS3390 Sculpture Methods and Practice:Site, Environment and Community Engagement
  • ARTS5490 Workshop in Art-The NYC Contemporary Art World
  • ARTS8300 Sculpture: Theory and Analysis
  • ARTS5490Berlin Summer Studio-Residency Program
Research & Professional Activities


  • Co-Director : Second Shift Studio Space ,
  • Publisher : INREVIEW , 2016-present
  • Board of Directors : The Third Rail quarterly publication, 2013 - Present
  • Executive Board Member Midway Contemporary Art Gallery Minneapolis: 2006 - 2013
  • Advisory Board Member New York Center for Media Arts and Studies: 2009 - 2012
  • Board Member Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Minnesota : 2000 - 2004
  • Artist Mentorship at INTERACT artists with disabilities Minneapolis, Minnesota: 2010


  • Chris Larson: Failure published by Hatje Cantz Berlin 2008 108pp 283 color ills. hardcover with essays in English,
  • Chris Larson: Heavy Rotation The View Contemporary Art Space 32pp 41 color ills. soft cover with essays in German and English,
  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, 2019 - 2021
  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2018
  • MCAD/McKnight Artist Fellowship, 2018
  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • Imagine Fund Grant, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • New Work Project Grant, Harpo Foundation, 2015
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, 2014
  • 2012 Knight Artist Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 2006 Bush Artist Fellowship, Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 2004 Jerome Media Fellowship St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 2004 Artist Assistant Fellowship Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
  • 2002 McKnight Artist Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 2002 Jerome Media Fellowship St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY, USA
  • 1999 Forcast Public Arts Commission, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 1998 Bush Artist Fellowship, Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN , USA