Pia Larsen is a Sydney based artist whose work encompasses images, objects and installation utilising print, photography and drawing to explore language, representation, colour and space. Larsen works with ideas that consider the connections and tensions between people and place and language and history. Her most recent solo exhibition, Dreams of Another Life, was at the Mildura Art Centre, Victoria from July - November in 2020. Two works from the exhibition were acquired by the Mildura Art Centre. Work from the exhibition was included in Visual Stories and Place on Bonegilla, a presentation by Bruce Pennay, Historian at Charles Sturt University. Pennay also included the work, By Design in Re-peopling Bonegilla, a Research Guide for the National Archives of Australia and Bonegilla Migrant Experience website.
Other solo exhibitions include, up in the air, Factory49, Sydney, 2019, Bodies in Play, SSHC, Sydney Hospital, 2019 and Their Loss is Our Loss, SLOT, Sydney in 2017. In 2021 group shows include Irreverent Matter, at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, a touring exhibition curated by Janet Parker-Smith and Rochelle Sommerfield and the Burnie Print Prize. In 2020 group shows include, Flagging, a collaboration with Charles Cooper and Tony Twigg at SLOT, Sydney,
Small and Humble, GOST/HH, Canberra, Sideways (After 43 Minutes), Side Gallery, Brisbane and the Relief Online Exhibition, (International) at the Megalo Print Studio. In 2019 she exhibited with O House Studios in Future Contemporary/Sydney Contemporary with work selected by IMPRINT: Survey of the Print Council of Australia, Parliament House, ACT. In 2018 Larsen’s work was selected for From small things, big things grow, with GOST and the Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra.
During an Artist Residency at the Megalo Print Studio in 2019 Larsen undertook work and research for Dreams of Another Life. The project and residency the basis of a commissioned article published in Imprint, a PCA publication, in 2019. She was interviewed by Miranda Metcalf for pine | copper | lime, episode sixty-one | pia larsen, published in September 2020 to an International audience. Larsen has an MVA from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, with work in collections that include, Sydney City Council, Art Bank, State Library Collection, Victoria, Print Council of Australia, Canson Australia Corporate Collection, Women’s Studio Workshop, New York, Think+DO Tank Foundation and the Mildura Art Centre, Victoria.