Allysha Larsen was born in Ontario and has resided in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for several years. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University in Montreal, QC and is a memeber of the Board of AKA artist-run.
Allysha Larsen’s carefully considered paintings on canvas, paper and plaster balance order and chaos. Organic, gestural washes and scrubbed surfaces interact with precisely placed shapes and sweeping brushstrokes to produce a harmonious equilibrium. Quiet and contemplative, each work feels as though it was created in collaboration with the materials. Larsen allows rich, black ink to flow, drip and bleed across the surface, then proceeds to responsively add and subtract additional contrasting and complementary elements. Her hand is ever-present in this balancing act; working with chance, but never leaving anything to it.