Dara Larson lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She teaches courses in Fibers, Printmaking, Drawing, Papermaking in Global Cultures, Installation Art, Artist's Books, Contemporary Topics in Art as well as International Studies travel courses to Mexico and Spain.
Ms. Larson received her Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and completed Post Baccalaureate study in Art History at the University of Salamanca-Spain.
She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Larson works in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, drawing, papermaking, artist's books and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited and resides in collections in the United States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, Russia and China.
Professor Larson was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to explore Latin Studies Initiatives for Alverno College. As a component of the grant she completed study in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil and is developing course materials based upon this travel. She has also given presentations on international study at the International Partnerships in Service Learning Conference in Quito, Ecuador, and the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference in Cuerna Vaca, Mexico.
In addition to her teaching, Larson maintains a studio practice. Many of the subjects in Larson's work focus upon travel, visual icons and cultural patterns that change meaning when combined with icons of other cultures.
She has traveled and studied in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Central America and South America. During her studies, Ms. Larson collects photographs, printed matter and impressions about the cultural specificity of local events and images. She expands this study with her own point of view in a magic realist approach to storytelling.
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