Collegiate Affiliation

Chris Larson is a multimedia artist who lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota. Since receiving his MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1991, Larson has received numerous awards including a New Work Project Grant from The Harpo Foundation, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and most recently a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. Larson has had solo exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, The View Contemporary Art Space in Switzerland, and his work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2018, Larson’s work was included in the 11th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and a solo 10-year survey exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH. In 2023, his film Stillness of Labor was screened in numerous film festivals including Rotterdam International Film Fest, Tabor Film Festival in Croatia, MSP, Chicago and Los Angeles. In 2019, he co-founded Second Shift Studio Space of St. Paul, a nonprofit residency program and gallery serving artists/makers/thinkers who are marginalized as a result of their gender identity.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

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


  • Sculpture
  • Film/video
  • Installation performance