Larkin Ford spent his formative years in rural North Carolina and earned his BFA degree at UNC Asheville before relocating to Atlanta to pursue his MFA at Georgia State University. In his grotesque figurative depictions of rural Southern scenes, Fords confronts his problematic heritage through an absurdist lens, weaving personal experience into enigmatic narratives through drawings, paintings, and sculptures.
Ford was included in The Oxford American magazine’s New Superstars of Southern Art. His work was selected for the Juror’s Prize at the 2016 New Kids exhibition at Eyedrum Art Gallery, and was awarded Best in Show by juror Radcliffe Bailey in a 2016 GSU exhibition. Ford had a solo exhibition at UNC Asheville in 2016, and has recently exhibited work at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and Thomas Deans Gallery.