Larry Jens Anderson was born and lived his first eighteen years in the rural community of Randall, Kansas- population seventy-five. His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Germany, Belgium, Japan, France, Italy, Australia, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and through out the USA. He is included in many corporate collections as well as the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Atlanta, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, Wichita Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art artist book collection. His greatest passion is drawing. “Making an image appear out of nothingness is magic.” The elegance in his compositions and line lends a beauty to the work even when the subject is intense. Much of his work has dealt with gender, sexual identity, human rights, politics, religion and mortality often referencing his family history. Media utilized includes installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media and video.
He graduated from Wichita State University (BAE, 1970) and Georgia State University (MFA, 1982). He has been teaching college for 30 years in the USA, Italy, and France. In addition to his career as an artist/instructor he has curated twenty exhibitions and was a founding member of the Atlanta artist collective TABOO, an artist collective that existed for eleven years curating, producing events, and exhibiting.