Biography

Katherine Taylor is a sculptor living and working in Houston. Her sculptures, primarily in metal, are rooted in her longstanding fascination with the natural world and inclination toward whimsy and play. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College (1997) and an MFA from the University of Melbourne in Australia (2005). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Skoto Gallery, the National Arts Club, and the Hood Museum of Art. She is in several public and private collections in the US and abroad.

EDUCATION

2005  MFA University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1997  BA Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

COMMISSIONS

2018 “Leaf Pelicans,” St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2017 “Pudding Stone Frogs,” Private Collection, Brookline, MA
2016 “Wasp Nest Lamps” Private Collection, Midway, AL
2014 “Bark Lamps” Private Collection, Midway, AL
2012 “Squash Player” Youth Academy in San Diego, CA

SELECTED SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Natural Bridge” Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
2016 “Contrasts” Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
2014 “Katherine Taylor: New Sculpture,” Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
2013 “Two Steps Ahead: Sculpture and Drawings by Katherine Taylor,” National Arts Club, New York, NY
2012  “Ines Medina and Katherine Taylor,” Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
2010  “Liberties of Construction: Form, Content, and Color,” New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
2009  St Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2008  “Katherine Taylor: New Sculptures and Other Creatures,” Maurice Sternberg Galleries, Chicago, IL
2006  Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2005  Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2004  “A Bug in A Bottle: Hugit Rubinstein + Katherine Taylor,” The Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004  “Sculptural Whimsy,” The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 “Farewell to Hargate,” Art Center at Hargate, St Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2015 “Summer Show 2015,” Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
2013  Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York, NY
2012  Hood Museum, Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Show, Hanover, NH
2012  Ink and Clay 38, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2007  Alfa Arte Prize, Eibar, Spain
2007  Mumford Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom
2006  Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
2006  Wimbledon Art Studios, London, United Kingdom
2005  Cobalt Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005  Yering Station, Melbourne, Australia
2004  ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Melbourne, Australia
2003  George Patton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2003  Dante’s Upstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2003  Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
2002  Connemara Conservancy, Plano, TX
2001  Del Rio Council for the Arts, Del Rio, TX
2001  University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
2000  St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2000  Animals in Art, Baton Rouge, LA
2000  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1999  The Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
1999  Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
1999  Santarella Museum, Tryingham, MA

COLLECTIONS

Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
State Capitol, Austin, TX
The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX
Access Youth Academy, San Diego, CA
S&W Sports, Concord, NH
Texas Gulf Bank, Lake Jackson, TX

AWARDS

2018 The Arctic Circle Summer Expedition
2006 Scholarship Recipient, Karravaz Foundation, Albacete, Spain
2004 Public Art Registry, Atlanta, GA
2003  Melbourne University Academic Activity Grant, Melbourne, Australia
2002/03  Reynolds Scholarship, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2002  Connemara Conservancy Sculpture Grant, Dallas, TX
2001  Ceramic Sculpture Award, University of Texas, Austin, TX
1997  Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

PRESS

2014  The New Criterion, “Gallery Chronicle,” Vol. 33, No. 2, October 2014
2013  The Wall Street Journal, “Portrait Emerges at Arts Club,” March 27
2013  The New Criterion, “Playing Chess at the NAC,” Armavirumque, March 24
2011  Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, “Muxus Handi Bi,” Vol. 106, No. 1, Sept-Oct
2010  Making Art Connections, Chris Bates, “Weebotts,” McGraw-Hill, July
2009  The Alumni Horae, Jana Brown, “Artist Opens Students …Ideas,” May
2009  The Pelican, Tom Owen “Visiting Artist,” April
2008  Sculpture Magazine, “New Sculptures,” Vol. 27, No. 6, July -Aug
2004  Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, “Corset Bones,” Vol. 97, No. 2, Nov-Dec
2004  Sculpture Magazine, “Sculptural Whimsy,“ Vol. 23, No. 4, May
2003  Albany News, Sheryl Spore, “Sculptural Whimsy,” December
2002  The Allen American, Shari Frazer, “Art Meets Nature,“ March
1999  The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, “Chesterwood’s Focus,“ July

EXPERIENCE

2012/13  Aloha Foundation, Fairlee, VT, Artist in Residence
2010  ‘Critical Thinking in Three Dimensions’, New Harmony, IN, Visiting Artist
2009  St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH, Visiting Artist
2004  Nancy Smith Elementary School, Albany, TX, Artist in Residence
2003  St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH, Visiting Artist
2001  The Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, Community Outreach Artist
2000  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Artist in Residence
2000  The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, Art Instructor
1999  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Artist in Residence
1999  The Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO, Teaching Assistant
1998  The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, Art Instructor
1997  Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Teaching Assistant