“I believe creating a tangible, physical dialogue about the world that surrounds us is the responsibility of artists. I believe Art has the ability to transform communities by inspiring meaningful dialogue about issues like race, class, gender, faith, governance and Love if approached and executed in.” -Larissa
Larissa is a multi-disciplinary artist working out of The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery at Oakland, California's historic Cotton Mill Studios. Her media includes visual, performing, writing and healing arts. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979, but grew up mostly in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2001. Larissa’s creative sensibility is very eclectic, drawing from her faith as well as various mediums, inspirations, philosophies, cultures, artistic and political movements.
Since July 2012 Larissa has been a contributing board member of F3. From 2006 to 2008 Larissa served on the board of the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco as Guildletter editor. She has taught art for the in San Jose, California and at the in Sunnyvale, California. Her metalwork has been published in the Santa Clara Review and in Lark Book’s The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry. Her sewn-paintings are included in the collections of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa at the Glaser Center and the The Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California. Her writing has been published by patch.com and The Peace Press. Larissa is a member of ASCAP and performs original and cover music and spoken word.
Larissa has been a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher since November of 2006. She has studied Reiki with and received Attunements from Ashanna Solaris, Brenda Wahl Siemering and William Lee Rand. Larissa's practice includes private Reiki treatments as well as Reiki training and Attunements.