Since breaking into the field of body art, Anthony Larrisey has worked internationally on photo shoots, films, television, events and private commissions.
The Museum of Contemporary Art [Chicago] featured his work for their special presentation, The Body. For that, Larrisey created corporal works of art on models and was featured in the museum’s story on PBS.
Larrisey has made dozens of his cutting-edge and fantastical body art designs available in the form of a deck of playing cards. Close to 60 male models were bodypainted and photographed for this, his first solo project. The playing cards are available for purchase on the artist’s website [urbanFLESH.com] and select retailers nationwide.
His “painted fashions” have graced the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week [New York] for designers including Giuseppe Zanotti, Bruno Magli, Claudio Merazzi, and Via Spiga. He has created original bodypaint designs for Lucky Jeans, Patrick McMullan, Mercedes-Benz, Grey Goose Vodka, Out Magazine, Fire Island Pines Party and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Larrisey designed and painted all of the body art for the national ad campaign of the dance industry’s Elan Awards. His painting has appeared on the covers and pages of publications including ZINK, Time Out New York, HX, Next, NY Moves, and MetroSource. And his work has been featured in film and television for Mad River Post, Working Pictures and here! TV, among others.
Philanthropic efforts are also close to Anthony’s heart. His mother is a breast cancer survivor, which led Anthony to lend his talents to Gilda’s Club. And each year, he paints bodies with MAC Cosmetics, for Broadway Bares – a one-night-only benefit burlesque performance starring Broadway’s best and brightest performers. The event is a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Anthony is also a presenter at the International Beauty Show and The Makeup Show for The Powder Group where he shares his methods and experiences with other makeup artists.
Larrisey is a featured artist in David Leddick’s Male Nude Next (Rizzoli Publishing, 2008). He plans to compete at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, and is currently working on a second deck of cards featuring close to 60 female models.
Anthony Larrisey resides in New York City.