Larry Jens Anderson

Larry Jens Anderson
Ball Boy
Colored Pencil, Ink Wash, On Arches Cover Stock
Courtesy of the artist

Born in rural Kansas in the mid-twentieth century, Larry Jens Anderson’s work is saturated with the influence of his mid-western family. Anderson received his MVA from Georgia State University, and was a drawing, painting, and printmaking professor at The Atlanta College of Art from 1982 until 2006. Currently Anderson is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Anderson works primarily in charcoal, pencil, and collage, but has worked with installation, video, and sculpture throughout his career as well. Anderson has exhibited and curated numerous solo and group shows across the Southeastern United States and is perhaps best known as one of four members of TABOO, an artist collective that formed to give artists the opportunity to exhibit art that could be considered taboo by commercial galleries. The group mounted over a dozen shows exploring social issues and pushing boundaries using camp and humor to get the message across to the viewer. His work is included in numerous collections including MOCA GA and the High Museum’s permanent collections.

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