Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

Indianapolis, IN, United States

About Taylor Smith

COLLECTIONS: Charles Krug Mondavi Family Winery, St. Helena, CA | Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, FL | Robert Parker Jr. & The Wine Advocate, Maryland, USA; Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN | Kinsey Institute For Research, Indiana University .... > ...
Taylor Smith focuses on blending social awareness with science, mathematics, contemporary oil painting and artistic disciplines including silkscreen printing and analog film photography.

Within her work, Smith seeks to combine abstraction and figuration with elements of science, traditional still life and portraiture. To accomplish this, she not only uses a wide variety of materials and mediums including reclaimed silkscreen frames, discarded analog technology, luxury brands and commercial packaging, but she also incorporates mathematics, organic chemistry, mechanics and photography into her work. Smith also works with 8mm film and other analog film mediums to blend the practice of filmmaking and painting. Her recent work explores the relationship between pop culture, luxury brands, political upheaval and crisis. Taylor's intention is to blend painting with elements of technology, film, chemistry and mechanics to create an unexpected and transformative experience.

Education

AdBK - Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg, Germany - Contemporary Fine Art
AdBK - Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Berlin, Germany - Contemporary Fine Art
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN - School of Business / minor concentration in the German Language

Events

2013-2014 Eli Lilly Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship
2012 Kinsey Institute - Indiana University - School of Fine Arts Gallery
2011 Kinsey Institute - Indiana University - School of Fine Arts Gallery
2007 Florence Biennale - Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea

Exhibitions

2019 The Other Art Fair - Saatchi Art - Dallas, TX
2019 The Other Art Fair - Saatchi Art - Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2018 SUPERFINE! Art Fair - Art Basel Miami Beach, Sug. O’Shen Collective Installation, South Miami Beach, FL
2018 Market Art + Design Art Fair | Bridgehampton Museum, Evan Lurie Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Barely There: Nude Figures, curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art
2016 Charles Krug Winery Collection - Resident Artist Series - Napa Valley, CA
2012 Kinsey Institute - Indiana University - School of Fine Arts Gallery
2011 Kinsey Institute - Indiana University - School of Fine Arts Gallery
2007 Florence Biennale - Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea