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 a scholar of modern and contemporary art with a specialty in postwar Italy. Her current book project examines the early career of Roman artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995), contextualizing his work in relation to the legacies of Fascism and Futurism, receptions of Surrealism, and the development of multimedia artistic strategies in Europe.
Dr. Larson has conducted extensive archival research in Italy with the support of a Gerda Henkel Stiftung Ph.D. Scholarship and the Chuck Close Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome. She has presented her research at the College Art Association Annual Conference, the American Academy in Rome, and the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica and has published in Art Journal, Art Inquiries, 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-Majors—AAI and upper-level seminars on modern and contemporary subjects. She also leads ARTH 4100, Allbritton Art Institute Field Studies that allow students to visit museums across the country.