Larissa was born in the mid 80s on the edge of the prairies in Canada. In 2008 she completed her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design. In 2009, Larissa moved to the coast temporarily to take a job as a glassblower on Granville Island. After establishing a presence in her new community, Larissa began pursuing opportunities throughout Western Canada. She has been Assistant Teacher at Red Deer College and Terminal City Glass Co-op. Larissa has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC, and divides her time between Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC.
In 2016, she completed her first public art piece, "Love Your Neighbour, Love Your Ocean," located at 2233 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC. In 2017, she joined the board of Curiosity Collider as Exhibitions Director. Curiosity Collider is a non-profit arts organisation that creates events which highlight the many connections between art and science. Larissa completed her first curatorial project with the Collider in 2018, called "Interstitial: Science Innovations by Canadian Women." With new insights gained by working collaboratively, Larissa seeks opportunities to serve the artist community.
Larissa is interested in a diverse range of topics, including nature, politics, psychology, and history. She loves to travel and take photographs. New experiences and sights feed her creativity. Larissa is inspired by the evolutionary history of plants, and the points of overlap in different life cycles. Her current focus on using glass, ceramic, wool, steel, polymer, wood, and any other materials as needed has allowed her to develop a distinctive style.