Vaughan Mitchell Larsen



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography and Imaging

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Selected Exhibitions


Future Perfect, Study Hall at PrattMWP - Utica, NY 

Bridge Works 05 (five person exhibition), Allen Priebe Gallery of UW-Oshkosh – Oshkosh, WI 

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary Nohl Fellowship, Haggerty Museum of Art – Online Exhibition 


Bridge Works 05 (three person exhibition), Var West – Milwaukee, WI 

Reclaim Award, The Reclaim Kollektiv – Cologne, Germany

RE: The Social Policing of Gender, Amos Eno Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

Grilled Cheese Grant 2019 Exhibition, Walker's Point Center for the Arts – Milwaukee, WI

Self Portraits of Vaughan Larsen (solo exhibition), Myth Gallery – New Orleans, LA

SPE International Combined Caucus Exhibition, Cleveland Convention Gallery – Cleveland, OH

46th Annual Juried Show, UWM Union Art Gallery – Milwaukee, WI 


BREAK A LEG: Performance-based & Constructed Imagery, Photo-Emphasis – Online Exhibition       

Trans-lucent: A Transgender Empowerment Exhibition, UWM Union Art Gallery – Milwaukee, WI 

SPECTRUM: Exploring Gender Identification, MCLA Gallery 51 – North Adams, MA

Gender Unbound Trans & Intersex Art Festival, Blue Genie – Austin, TX

Wisconsin Photography Juried Exhibition, Racine Art Museum – Racine, WI


2018 to Present -- That Way, Curated Instagram Account –  @thatwa.y 

2019 -- Making Elbow Room: Queer Demonstrations, Yours Truly – Milwaukee, WI 

2018 -- (no)Latency, Refraction Gallery –  Milwaukee, WI


“Vaughan Larsen Destabilizes the Gendered Rituals of Family Photographs” Humble Arts Foundation 2019

“Vaughan Larsen Rites Q&A” Photo Emphasis 2019

“Vaughan Larsen Talks Milwaukee, Queerness, and ‘Rites’: An Interview With The Artist” Phemme Zine 2018


Self Portrait as my Mother as a Cheerleader, Phemme Zine Issue 2. 2019

Artist Feature, Duomo Issue 6.   2018



Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists (Emerging Artist), Mary L. Nohl Foundation 

1st Place Winner of Unique Competition, Pride Photo Award – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bridge Works 05, Plum Blossom Initiative – Milwaukee, WI

1st Place Winner of Creative Bursary LGBTQ+ Stories Edition, Getty Images

Grilled Cheese Grant, After School Special

2nd Runner Up – 46th Annual Juried Show, UWM Union Art Gallery

Student Award for Innovations in Imaging, Society for Photographic Education


Joy of Giving Fellowship, Imagining America/White House Millennium Council



Artists Now! with Vaughan Larsen, University of Wisconsin – Virtual Presentation 

Classroom presentation for Rana Young’s Intro to Photography class, University of Arkasas – Zoom Call 


The Performance of Gender in Family Photographs, SPE Midwest Regional Conference – Milwaukee, WI 

Bridge Works 05 Panel Discussion, Between Two Galleries – Milwaukee, WI 

Seeing is Believing: Celebrate Pride Month, Getty Images – New York, NY 

There Again, The Disappearance, Woodland Pattern – Milwaukee, WI 

LGBTQ Counseling Group, La Follette High School – Madison, WI 

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