College & Community Lecture Series
Artist Larissa Doll
Collins Recital Hall (Room L106)
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Larissa Doll received her B.F.A (with Distinction) from the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she majored in painting. Over the course of her career, Larissa has been able to use her art while traveling, teaching and developing various school programs.
While living and painting in the Democratic Republic of Congo for two years, she received a project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as two grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to assist her in her work. Her oil paintings focus on the strengths and tribulations of the Congolese people, women and children particularly, who have been ravaged by war, poverty, and sexual violence. During her time in Canada, Larissa has also been rewarded with various grants which she has used to create and teach residency programs in schools throughout Northern Alberta.
Ms. Doll will be sharing her experience of living and painting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her presentation will include slides of paintings she completed while in Congo. She will also be showing works from her new Congo Series for the first time. Her talk will include some of her observations on the current state of Democratic Republic of Congo - war, poverty and sexual violence.