Through the exploration of visual mythmaking Larissa Monique Hauck expands on concepts surrounding vulnerable unconsciousness and abject beauty as a vessel for the duality between human fantasy and reality, between base desire and rebellion. She creates hybrid creatures combined with botanicals and other natural elements that appear to be in a metamorphic state, they act as a decaying organism stagnant in time. By investigating the complexities between earthly and otherworldly phenomena, she evokes an uncanny atmosphere of queer culture, dark femininity, and the ferality of the human psyche.
Larissa Monique Hauck is a queer emerging visual artist that graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design (now Alberta University of the Arts) in May 2014 with a BFA with distinction, majoring in painting. Many of her artworks have been featured (and continue to be) in regional and national group exhibitions as well as a growing number of international exhibitions. She has been selected for inclusion in events such as Nextfest 2018 (Edmonton, AB), Nuit Rose 2016 (Toronto, ON) and HerWORK 2016 (Stony Plain, AB). Larissas drawings and paintings have been featured in publications such as Creative Quarterly (US), Wotisart Magazine (UK), Minerva Rising (US), and various others.