Caroline Larsen


Caroline Larsen

b. 1980, Toronto, Canada

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Caroline Larsen was born in Canada and studied at the University of Waterloo there, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and got her MFA with honors at Pratt in 2015. She has exhibited widely in Canada with solo exhibitions at General Hardware, internationally in Tel Aviv, and in New York at Wave Hill Public Gardens in the Bronx and The Hole in 2016.




Masters of Fine Arts, Honors, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Graduate Diploma, Visual Arts and Art History Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Honors Bachelors of Arts, Fine Arts Studio Specialization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada


Select Solo Exhibitions


TBA, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Mirror/Mirror, Spring Break Art Show, 4 Times Square, New York, NY, curated by Adam Mignanelli

Animal House, One River School, Englewood, NJ


Kabloom!, The Hole, New York, NY

Fruits and Foliage, Wave Hill Public Gardens, New York, NY

Lush Life, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada


House Plants, Gordon Gallery2, Tel Aviv, Israel

Vacation Views, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Night Tropics, Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institution, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Tropical Blooms, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada


Palm Flora, Mulherin Gallery, New York, NY


Burning Up, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada


Select Group Exhibitions


Post Analog Painting II, The Hole NYC, New York, NY


Kitsch, Studio e Gallery, Curated by Emily Burns, Maake Magazine and Kelsey Siegert, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The River, Hionas Gallery, Curated by ROE Projects, New York, NY

Paint is a Thing, Craig Krull Gallery, Curated by Beth Parker, Santa Monica, CA

 Another World, Drake Devonshire, Price Edward County, Canada

Small House, Craig Krull Gallery Pop Up Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA


Cerampics, Two person show with Oliver Sayes, Side Effects Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

17th Annual RBC Painting Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Ecstatic

Prismatic, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

Surface Matters, Fouled Projects, San Francisco, CA (curated by Russel Tyler)

Lets go Away for a While, One Mile, Kingston, New York, NY (curated by Maira Calandra)

Signs of Life: in and out of time and place, MFA Exhibition, Boiler Room, Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Sara Reisman)

Intimate Jest, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA (curated by Nick Wilkinson)

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany

Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA (curated by Ryan Christian)


Propellers to Palms, General Hardware, Toronto, Canada

The Last Brucennial, Presented by Vito Schanbel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, 837 Washington Street, New York, NY


Skipping Stones, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

20th Annual Art with Heart Auction – A Fundraiser for Casey House (Auction & Catalogue)

Art Spin, Annual Closing Exhibition, Toronto, Canada


Merge, Art Gallery of Ontario, Sales and Rental Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Art Fairs


Spring Break Art Show, Mulherin Gallery


Miami Projects, Fouladi Projects

Art Toronto, General Hardware Contemporary

Art Toronto, RBC Canadian Painting

Competition 2015 – NEWD Fair, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery

Art Market San Francisco, Mulherin Gallery New York


Untitled Art Fair, Miami, Mulherin Gallery New York

Art Toronto, Toronto, Mulherin Gallery New York


Awards and Grants


17th Annual RBC Painting Competition Finalist

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Vacation Views)

Outstanding Merit Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Atkinson Memorial Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Calrow Memorial Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Merit Based Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Burning Up)


Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Fire Drive)

Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (P.A.N.A.M.A R.E.N.A)

Ontario Arts Council Community Outreach Grant


Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Gone with the Ghost) 2010 – Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council


Fine Arts Memorial Award, University of Waterloo


Select Press and Publications


A. Catanzaite, “Intimately connected: SLO gallery Left Field presents its second art exhibit, Intimate Jest”, New Times SLO, April 1

P. Dimtriadi, “Paint or Textile”, Daily Metal, March 19


Joshua Barone, “Spare Times”, New York Times, April 10

J. Stopa, “December Shows to Know”, Whitewall Magazine, Dec 11

R. Morgan, “Miami, Part 1: Rebecca Morgan’s pick from Untitled and Art Basel”, Two Coats of Paint, Dec 7

D.Balzer, “Canadian Art, Miami Slideshow: Hot Art from the North & Beyond”, Dec 4

F. Schechter, “This week’s must-see art”, Now Magazine, November 14

“Photos: The Last Brucennial”, theBLAAAHg, March 10

Leigh Mozes, “The 2014 Armory Show”, OUT OF ORDER Magazine, March 24


“Caroline Larsen’s Woven, Illustrative Paintings”, Juxtapoz Magazine, October 28

Maisie Skidmore, “Art: Caroline Larsen makes paintings looks like tapestries in astonishing series Burning Up”, Its Nice That, August 13


Christi Vincent, “The Art Cake”, October 29

tv, September 23

Tennessee State University Slocumb Galleries, “Day on Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art” Exhibition Catalogue

Amir, “Caroline Larsen’s Painted Needle Point”, Beautiful Decay, March 28