Jess Larson was born and raised in West Central Minnesota, and received her undergraduate degree at the University of
Minnesota, Morris in 1992. She did her graduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder, completing a Masters of
Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1995. Larson returned to the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1995 as a member of the Studio
Arts Faculty, and continues to work at the institution teaching foundation courses, drawing, digital imaging, sculpture and
photography. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in various group and solo shows, including the
Spoletto Piccolo Festival and the Jerome Book Arts Exhibition at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and the Governors
Palace in Tlaxcala, Mexico.