Larry WInston Collins
Larry Winston Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Before pursuing a career as a fine artist, Collins worked as a graphics designer. Collins received his BFA degree from Columbus College of Art and Design, in Columbus, Ohio, USA and his MFA degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Collins also received a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, USA. The “Artist to Africa Fellowship” presented by “ACE” (Arts for Community Expression), facilitated Collins travels to Dakar, Senegal in West Africa. Collins has received many other awards including grants from the Ohio and Greater Columbus Arts Councils, one being the 1999 and 2007 Residency Fellowship to Dresden, Germany.
Collins considers himself to be a Mixed Media artist, working in a variety of materials and techniques. His past works include Drawings, Mixed Media Paintings and Sculptures, Collage, and Printmaking. Collins sometimes combines various disciplines to create a technique he refers to as “Art Fusion”. Collins exhibits nationally and internationally. Collins, also an educator, taught at Columbus College of Art and Design for several years and is now an Associate Professor at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. Collins now lives in Oxford, Ohio.