Dr. Katie Larson holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Baylor, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Dr. Larson is currently on research leave while she serves as the 2021-22 Scholar-in-Residence at Magazzino Italian Art, a museum and research center dedicated to postwar and contemporary art. At Magazzino, she will work on her book manuscript, which examines the early career of Roman artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995) and his contributions to the journal Arti Visive (Visual Arts).
Her research has been presented at venues like the College Art Association Annual Conference, the American Academy in Rome, and the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica and has been published in Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, Art Inquiries, ASAP/J and CAA reviews.
Dr. Larson has taught courses on European and American modernism, Abstract Expressionism, illustration, and museum studies. At Baylor, she teaches ARTH 1300, Introduction to Art for Non-Major, and upper-level seminars on modern and contemporary subjects.