Larissa Blokhuis completed her BFA with a major in glass in at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) in 2008. The next year, she moved to the coast temporarily to pursue opportunities throughout Western Canada. Larissa has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC. In 2016, Larissa completed her first public art piece, “Love Your Neighbour, Love Your Ocean,” located in Vancouver, BC. In 2017, she joined the board of Curiosity Collider Art-Science foundation as the Arts, Culture, + Collections Director. With new insights gained by working collaboratively, Larissa seeks opportunities to serve the artist community.
New experiences and continuing research feed Larissa’s creativity. As a biracial artist, she loves having two worlds to move between, or to combine. This is reflected in many aspects of Larissa’s life, and most relevant to her work as an artist is the need to combine materials, and to combine art and science. Her current focus on using glass, ceramic, wool, steel, polymer, wood, and any other materials as needed has allowed her to develop a distinctive style. Larissa is inspired by the evolutionary history of plants, and by the points of overlap in different life cycles.