Danielle D. Larsen

Anchorage / King Cove / Beaver
2023 Project AwardVisual ArtsPainting

About the artist

Larsen is a a contemporary illustrator and painter with Unangan-Aleut, Koyukon-Athabascan, Inupiaq and European roots.

2023 Project Award

Larsen will explore and create new work for an exhibit at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer. She is most known for her colorful, large-scale paintings of traditional Alaska food inspired by her father, John E. Larsen Jr. from King Cove, Alaska.

Larsen plans to create work inspired by the beauty of simple things, places and memories, like the taste and smell of smoked salmon, or certain antiques that remind her of childhood, and beautiful objects from her home. These things connect her to family, Alaska Native heritage and the history of the Southcentral lands where she grew up.

Artwork samples

Top left: “Moose Soup” / oil on canvas / 11″ x 14″ / 2019. Center: “Jackie’s Peirok Russian Aleut Salmon Pie” / oil on canvas / 2015. Top right: “Sailor Boy and Salmon”/ oil on canvas / 2022. Bottom left: “Keeping You Above Water” / oil on canvas / 2017. Bottom right: “Reflections of the Seasons” / oil on canvas / 2017.

Artwork by Danielle D. Larsen

This art was purchased through the Alaska Art Fund managed by Museums Alaska.