Lars van Dooren was born in Tacoma, Washington and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Eastern Washington University earning a B.A. in Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design in 2009.
“Formica clad structures slouch upright against the wall suspending ramshackle elements of abstract notations, concrete plans, and an iconography of searching religious agnosticism. Low tables or platforms prompt questions of utility and purpose. Signs, symbols, and glyphs bear the traces of personal religious history but are filtered by advances into language, abstraction, and the ornamental. Generous propositions are put forward while leaving certainty and intention at arms length; concerns that are underpinned by an embrace of craftsmanship.” —l.vd.