Laura Larson explores the intersection between politics and poetics, her work looks to photography’s history as a documentary practice to tell personal and socio-cultural narratives. She is fascinated by photography’s 19th-century origins and how these historical scripts shape contemporary understanding of its meanings.
Laura Larson lives and works in Columbus, Ohio and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Art in General, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFCamerawork, Susanne Vielmetter/L.A. Projects, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Artforum, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time Out New York, and she has published artist projects in Cabinet, Documents, and The Literary Review. Her first book, Hidden Mother (Saint Lucy Books, 2017), was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo First Book Prize. She is the recipient of grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the New York Foundation of the Arts, and of residency fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Ucross Foundation. Since 2002, she’s presented four one-person exhibitions with Lennon, Weinberg Gallery in New York. In 2021 she published her newest book City Of Incurable Women (Saint Lucy Books, 2021).