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. She 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. Her most recent article on Burri entitled "Alberto Burri and the Image of the Body in Post-Fascist Italy: Reconsidering the ‘Wound’ Motif" is forthcoming in Art Journal.
Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Larson was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has taught courses on high modernism, popular illustration, and museum studies. Dr. Larson teaches Introduction to Art (ART 1300) and upper-level classes on modern and contemporary subjects. She also leads Allbritton Art Institute field study courses that allow students to visit museums across the country.For more about the Allbritton Art Institute, see www.baylor.edu/aai