Anita Larkin was born in Australia 1971 and completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of The Arts in 1993. She has exhibited extensively around Australia including with Defiance Gallery since 2002, in group shows such as the Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture show. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Defiance Gallery in 2009 and 2011, and Wollongong City Gallery 2007, and her work was displayed at the Hungarian National Gallery in 2004.
Larkin's work has featured in numerous group exhibitions such as Sculpture by the Sea (2002, 2003) The Wynne Prize at The Art Gallery of NSW (2006, 2008) and The UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award (2004, 2006) the 6th International Textile Art Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in Mexico (2011) where she won the award for the Salon for Textile Art Object. In 2012 she her work was also included in The Beijing International Art Biennale.
Larkin's work is represented in private and public collections, such as The Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Collection, Macquarie University Sculpture Park, Westmead Hospital and The Australian War memorial.
‘I transform the collected object into sculptures evoking a human narrative, revealing a strange beauty within the forgotten and discarded. The works display a wry sense of wit and humour, and play with the suggestion of physical movement or a practical function for the hitherto inanimate object.' - Anita Larkin 2007