Born in rural Kansas, Larry Jens Anderson was an Atlanta-based artist with an M.F.A. from Georgia State University (1982). His career included video, painting, installation, performance, sculpture, print-making and drawing. Often pulling from his own family history, much of Anderson’s art touched upon themes of politics, gender, sexual identity, and religion. For over 30 years, Anderson was an educator and taught at several institutions most notably, the Atlanta College of Art (ACA), GA. He curated numerous group shows across the Southeastern United States and was a founding member and curator of the TABOO artist collective. His work is included in many corporate and private collections as well as the Museum of Modern Art’s Book Collection, NY; Wichita Art Museum; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. His artwork has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as Hong Kong, Germany, Belgium, Japan, France, Italy, and Australia.