Charlotte Larson
Lawrence, Kansas

Charlotte Larson is an artist and illustrator born and raised in rural Kansas. Both of her parents provided exposure to a wide breadth of visual and fine arts processes early in her development. Her father is a fine artist, master fabricator, and taxidermist; her mother is a writer, an English teacher, and theatre director. Charlotte spent much of her adolescence in studio spaces or exploring the natural world around her. These settings informed the content of her childhood drawings and continue to influence her artwork in her adult life.

Her formal art education began at Washburn University. Charlotte spent most of her twenties in North Carolina. She returned to Kansas and took root in Lawrence in 2012. Charlotte is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in Design, and a concentration in Illustration and Creative Writing.

She began her involvement in the Lawrence art community at Wonder Fair, a downtown gallery and shop, where she served as gallery assistant and co-curator on group shows. With co-founders Matt Lord and Kent Smith, she formed the art collective Thieves Guild that has produced monthly themed life drawing events since 2012. She is currently the Coordinator of Art Emergency, artist studios and arts event space.

Charlotte lives in South Lawrence near the Baker Wetlands with her family: Jeff, Desmond and Graham.