2016 (April) - Friends of Photography: Matt Larson
Matt Larson discusses the wet plate process and some plates from the MFA used for educational purposes.
2016 (March-April) - Altered Narratives: 19th Century Techniques merge with 21st Century Visions
2014 (Aug.) - Step Into the Airstream
2014 (July-Aug) - Rebecca Sexton Larson & Matt Larson: "An Alternative Mood"
Tampa photographers Rebecca Sexton Larson & Matt Larson will present an exhibition of alternative photos processes including bromoil, collodion, tintypes, salt prints and pinhole photographs. They will also visit the Ybor Campus with their Boxfotos Airstream mobile studio. Hillsborough Community College Gallery, Ybor City, FL www.hccfl.edu/yc/art-gallery/current-ex?
2014 (June) - Selected for Creative Capital Professional Development Program workshop
Matt Larson was selected as one of 24 artist in Florida to attend Creative Capital's Professional Development Program workshop to be held June 6-8 at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa. creative-capital.org
2013 (Feb) - Individual Artist Grant
Awarded Individual Artist Grant from the Hillsborough County Arts Council tampaarts.com/artists-receive-grants/?f?
2012 (Dec) - #PHOTOGRAPHY - online photography magazine
My work is featured in Issue #3 of #PHOTOGRAPHY hashtagphotographymagazine.com/readissu?
2012 (Oct) - Five by Five @ The Tampa Museum of Art
'Five by Five' exhibit brings hundreds of tiny works to Tampa museum ... this image is Matt Larson's shot of Ybor City.
2012 (Sept) - Creative Loafing Award
Best Repurposing of an Airstream Trailer
2012 (Sept) - Art in a Box (Airstream Life)
Feature story in Airstream Life Fall 2012 edition.
"It wasn't serendipity, but rather sticker shock and an unusually creative approach to creating a gallery that changed the fate and fortune of Tampa photographers, Matt and Rebecca Sexton Larson."
2012 (Aug) - 4ta muestra PHOTOHEER HOLGA (Argentina Exhibition)
2012 (Apr) - Photography In Motion
"With their photography studio in tow, a husband-wife duo from Tampa, Florida, is hitting the road to share their work. Photographers Matt Larson and Rebecca Sexton Larson, co-founders of Boxfotos, launched a new adventure earlier this year called “Boxfotos Airstream.”
2012 (Feb) - Boxfotos: Two Tampa Bay area photographers convert an Airstream into a rolling gallery
"Conventional wisdom suggests that when we are faced with a challenge, we should "think outside the box," right? • Matt and Rebecca Sexton Larson are breaking through their challenges by staying inside that box."
2012 - Two Photographers Launch Boxfotos
January 4, 2012
Two Photographers Launch Boxfotos Airstream
Photographers Matt Larson and Rebecca Sexton Larson, cofounders of Boxfotos, launched a new adventure at their 3rd annual Open Studio held several weeks ago, the “Boxfotos Airstream.” The Airstream will serve as their home away from home for location and travel shoots, their moving gallery and studio, office and classroom.
The Larsons began looking for a gallery space in Tampa; Charleston, SC; and then Berea and Louisville, KY, but instead ended up with a 23-foot, 2008 International Flying Cloud Airstream. Matt explained,“We just couldn’t find an affordable building for a living and gallery space and soon realized we could have all our favorite cities as our home towns if we had a moving space.”
More than a year ago, the husband and wife photographers built their website Boxfotos.com (originally as a blog) and announced they would soon be the Boxfotos Airstream gallery and shooting studio. The idea caught a lot buzz from friends, collectors and art organizations that they decided to buy the Airstream. “It was one of those cases where we acted as if we were up and running in the Airstream, but we hadn’t even bought it yet,” Matt Larson. “Once we started getting requests to bring it to various cities, we knew we were onto something special.”
The art couple plan to teach photography (historical processes) on location, offer portfolio reviews, travel and exhibit their works of art out of the Boxfotos Airstream.
Matt Larson has 27 years of corporate marketing and photography experience and is known for his work with toy cameras.
Rebecca Sexton Larson is an award-winning artist with three Florida Artist Fellowships, and was awarded the title of Tampa’s Photo Laureate in 2005. Rebecca has 12 years of museum experience as an educator.
Currently, they both create works of art using historical photographic processes such as tintype, glass plate, cyanotype, vandyke, silver, salt print- ing, etc. If you want to see the Larsons’ work, have them visit your organization or take a class, email them or go to boxfotos.com and/or friend them on Facebook at “Boxfotos Airstream.”
2011 (May) - Polk Museum Accepts "Journey" Into Collection
2011 (Feb) - Exclusive HolgaDirect Interview with Matt Larson
2011 (Jan) - New York Times Travel Video
POST FROM ART-O-MAT -- Matt Larson [ toycameraplay.com ] gets "art-o-vended" in Key West. NOTE: check the 2:00 min mark. Sarah Wildman from the NY Times - 36 hours in Key West video.nytimes.com/video/playlist/travel?
2010 (Sept) - INTERVIEW ArtAndSeek.org
Interview with Matt Larson on the Art-O-Matt Project artandseek.net/2010/09/02/qa-matt-larso?
2010 (Aug) - Release of Blurb Book
The Polaroid Project RELEASED -- Today I released my first self-published book, The Polaroid Project. Check it out on Blurb. www.blurb.com/books/1509258
2010 (Apr-Aug) - Museum of Florida Art, Florida Biennial V
Every other year the Museum of Florida Art features a juried exhibit open to all artists working in all mediums from across Florida. This is an opportunity for many artists to showcase new work and to experience innovative efforts by others.
2010 Juror: Mark Ormond with over 25 years of experience, has edited and authored publications and curated exhibitions by many significant contemporary artists including Joel Shapiro, Robert Rauschenberg, Francesco Clemente, Robert Thiele, David E. Davis, Jim Couper and Yayoi Kusama. www.museumoffloridaart.org/exhibitions.?
2010 (Feb) - Polaroid Book Coming Soon
In the process of producing a Blurb book and I hope to have it done by end of February.
2010 (Jan) - Art-O-Mat Project
December 2009--Sent my first shipment off to Art-O-Mat www.artomat.org/home.html and therefore will soon be featured in their machines. More to come. www.flickr.com/photos/toycameraplay/set? Greengirl27 said: I am the recipient of the art-o-mat object in the top right hand corner--the statue of a woman! I got it out of the art machine in St. Louis, MO! How awesome! Thanks for the lovely work! NOTE: Heard the "Polk Museum of Art" in Lakeland, Florida has my work in their machines.
2008 - Film Lingual 11
C. Emerson Fine Arts, Film Lingual II, St. Petersburg, FL www.c-emersonfinearts.com/film_lingual_?
2005 - Two-person Exhibition
The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL www.sptimes.com/2004/12/16/Weekend/His_? By LENNIE BENNETT; Published December 16, 2004 Need a respite from all that tinsel and a color palette limited to red and green? Visit the Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg for "Fixed in Time: The Photography of Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson." The couple do not work as a team; their very different stylistic approaches to the medium are obvious. They have in common an experimental technical approach, using back-to-the-basics equipment - she a pinhole camera, he a simple toy one - that gives their work, individual as it is, a shared freshness and directness. Both are narrative artists though Matt Larson's photographs (Fragile is above, left) are more straightforward; Rebecca Sexton Larson (whose Bird That Flutters is above, right) paints and draws on hers. The overall effect from both is evocative. Have a seat and slow down.
2001 - Tampa Review 21
Featured Artist, University of Tampa Literary Magazine, Tampa, FL utpress.ut.edu/index.cfm/fuseaction/hom?