Larissa completed her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta University for the Arts in 2008. The next year, she moved to the coast and began pursuing visual arts opportunities throughout Western Canada. She has been Assistant Teacher at Red Deer College and Terminal City Glass Co-op, and has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC.
In 2016, Larissa completed her first public art piece, "Love Your Neighbour, Love Your Ocean," located at 2233 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC. In 2017, she joined the board of Curiosity Collider Art Science Foundation for a 2-year term as Arts, Culture, + Collections Director. She completed two curatorial projects with the Collider, in 2018 "Interstitial: Science Innovations by Canadian Women," and in 2019 "Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists." With new insights gained by working collaboratively, Larissa seeks opportunities to serve the artist community.
Larissa is interested in a diverse range of topics, including nature, politics, psychology, and history. As a biracial artist, Larissa loves having two worlds to move between, or to combine. This is reflected in many aspects of her life, and most relevant to her work as an artist is the need to combine materials, and to combine art and science. Larissa is inspired by the evolutionary history of plants, and by the points of overlap in different life cycles.
Supporting Vancouver’s performance community is a welcome challenge, and Larissa enjoys participating in Pi’s unique community. She loves learning about the many ways in which artists of all kinds create new and exciting work.