Director of Visual Arts
Assistant Professor of Art
Office: Jesse Dunn Annex 326-B
Online art portfolio: kyle-larson.com
Kyle Larson is Director of Visual Arts and Assistant Professor of Art at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he currently teaches Painting, Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art, Life Drawing, Art History Survey, Intermediate Painting, and Advanced Painting and Drawing.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Larson received his MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2012. He also holds a BA and MA in Visual Art from California State University, Sacramento.
Primarily a painter, Larson has a wide range of art making experience, including collage, mixed-media, watercolor, digital art, and graphic design. Larson describes the process in which he creates his vibrantly chaotic paintings as the constant pull between construction and deconstruction, the persistent addition and subtraction of paint, imagery, and tonal shifts. He is interested in making paintings that showcase perpetual action that occurs time and again, both through metaphorical motifs and visually circular relationships that emerge from the physicality of paint.
Prior to coming to NWOSU, Larson taught art courses at Boston University, California State University, Sacramento, and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire.
Larson has exhibited his work throughout the United States, including Hamill Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts; Boston University; Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California; California State University, Sacramento; Graceful Arts Center, Alva, Oklahoma; and Blue Wing Gallery, Woodland, California.