Larissa Bank, M.F.A.
John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts
Work Phone: 213.821.4396
Larissa Bank is an artist, professor and gallery director working within the Los Angeles area. She produces primarily neo-conceptualist artwork in a variety of mediums. She situates her work into the category of place artwork (self-termed). Place artwork is art that creates and defines a spatial location to be occupied by the artwork, statements and thoughts of others. Other projects operate as installation, painting, interactive, sculpture and video art.
Bank received an M.F.A. in Studio Art from Cal Arts in 1998 and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1996. She is the current director and founder of Sea & Space Explorations, a place artwork that operates as a gallery. She teaches drawing, three-dimensional design (sculpture), two-dimensional design, experiments in 2D animation and a portfolio development class at Otis College of Art & Design, University of Southern California, Pierce College and Moorpark College.
Her work has been shown and collected within the following venues: Weingard Gallery at Occidental College, LA; Another Year In LA, LA; Monte Vista Projects, LA; Aurora Picture Show, TX; Hangar 1018, LA; Machine Gallery, LA; Foundation For Art Resources, LA; Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica; White Box Gallery, Marina Del Rey; ISEA2004 Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Tallinn; Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago; LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA; Barnsdall Art Park, LA; Fancyland, CA; Andrewshire Gallery, LA, Rhizome.org; Centro Nacional de Artes (National Center for the Arts) San Salvador, El Salvador; LA Freewaves, LA; Side Street Projects, LA; Huntington Beach Art Center, CA; Viridian Artist Inc., NYC; Bromfield Gallery Boston, MA.