Pia Larsen is a Sydney based artist whose work draws from an interest in people, place and language in projects that engage with history, culture and geo-politics. Her practice encompasses printmedia, text, metal and photography in images, sculpture and installation environments.
She has exhibited widely over the past twenty years in solo and group shows, National and International, in commercial galleries and ARIs and was represented by the Damien Minton Gallery from 2008 – 2012. She has also written about artists working in Printmedia and other topics. Her most recent article commissioned for Imprint (PCA) in 2017.
In 2016-17 she undertook an artist residency for The Motion Room, (Think + Do Tank Foundation), that included facilitating a community artmaking project funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. Her work was part of ‘The Motion Room’ exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in 2017.
In April 2017 she staged an installation work to coincide with ANZAC Day at SLOT window gallery near Redfern, titled, ‘Their Loss is Our Loss’. The work pays homage to Indigenous people and their culture in Australia’s recent white history. The project was awarded the Eckersley’s Art & Craft Prize, through the NSW Artist’s Grant program, NAVA/Arts NSW.
During 2015 she undertook an artist’s residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York that coincided with the Trump campaign for President. She created three bodies of work, with a subsequent work completed back in Australia, ‘Welcome US’, selected for the 2016 PCA Print Commission by Roger Butler, National Gallery of Australia and John Loane, artist and Master Printer, (Viridian Press).
She is currently working on a project that examines the life of a woman (IM) who arrived in Australia in 1948, through Australia’s Mass Resettlement Scheme in relation to the discourses of gender, culture and history.
She has had recent work acquired by Sydney City Council, Art Bank, Print Council of Australia, State Library Collection Victoria and the Women’s Studio Workshop, New York.