Tommy Taylor


2013 MFA Fine Arts Goldsmiths/University of London
2011 MA Painting & Photography University of Iowa 
2008 BFA Painting & Drawing University of Tennessee

2013   On The Perimeter - Curated Group Show, High House Gallery, Oxford England
2013   The Pool Exhibition - Goldsmiths Group Show, London
2012   Kill The Lollipop - Group Show, London
2011   MA Studio Arts - Group Show, Iowa City IA
2011   We Never Fall Apart; We Never Fall Together - Group Show, Drewelowe, Iowa City IA
2010   Yourself Myself - Solo Show, Kendall Gallery, Iowa City IA 
2010   Paintallica - Group Show, Iowa City IA
2009   When I Forget Myself – Solo Show, Burford Gallery, Iowa City IA
2009   Discrete Indiscretions – Group Show, Looker Gallery, Iowa City IA
2008   Waiting Absence – Solo Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville TN
2008   UT Honors Show – Group Show, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville TN
2008   Concept: Execution – Group Show, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville TN
2007   Conveying Lack – Solo Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville TN
2007   Elemental – Group Show, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville TN
2007   Rec Room – Group Show, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville TN
2007   Rider Truck Project – Group Show, Knoxville TN
2006   Junior Painting Show – Group Show, Art Building, Knoxville, TN
2006   Letters to John – Group Show, Women’s Room Alt. Space, Knoxville, TN
2006   Pretty in Porcelain – Group Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN 
2005   Artists of the 21st Century – Juried by Mark Scala of Frist, Nashville, TN
2005   New Horizons – Group Show, Ned McWherter Center, Jackson, TN
2005   Adapt – Untitled Artists Group Exhibition, Nashville, TN
2005   No Facsimile – Group Show, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville TN
2004   Solo Show Red Rose – Red Rose Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
2004   Faces – Untitled Artist group Exhibition, Nashville, TN
2004   Seed – Untitled Artist Group Exhibition, Nashville, TN
2004   New Paintings – MTSU Art Dept. Painting Show, Murfreesboro, TN

Taylor, T. A. (2012).  Art: Belief, Interpretation, Politics, Business.
Taylor, T. A. (2007). Condensed art texts. Knoxville, TN.

2014   ArtSpace Artist in Residence, Raleigh NC
2013   Shortlisted for Saatchi Group Show New Sensations 
2013   Jealous Gallery Prize
2013   Cultural Hijack - London    
2011   Started the first Goldsmiths/Slade/RCA/Chelsea/Saint Martins/RA/et cetera online message board
2011   Curated group show ‘We Never Fall Apart; We Never Fall Together’
2011   Basic Drawing Teaching Assistantship
2010   Elements of Art Teaching Assistantship
2010   Jacob Jobenson Graduate Conference Flyer
2009   AERC - New Territories in Adult Education:Game-based Learning for Adult Learners
2009   Teaching Assistantship, University of Iowa
2008   Guest Student Juror – UT Art in the Library Exhibition, Knoxville, TN
2008   The Orin B. & Emma G. Graff Art Award
2008   University of Tennessee Materials Award & Knoxville Museum of Art Membership Award
2007   Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection Purchase Award – UT, Knoxville, TN
2007   The Daily Beacon Newspaper – Student Releases Book of Art, Vol.106,#50 Knoxville, TN
2007   Phoenix Literary Art Magazine – Two paintings published, Spring issue
2005   Outstanding Art Counselor Award- Governor’s School for the Arts
2005   Collage Magazine – Two paintings published, Spring issue
2005   MTSU Art Dept. Website – Foundations Project, documentation image
2004   Collage Magazine – Painting Published, Spring Issue

2009   Mr. Jered Sprecher - Knoxville, TN, Private Collection
2009   Dr. Timothy Hiles, Knoxville, TN, Private Collection
2008   Tennessee Teaching & Learning Center Collection – University of Tennessee, TN
2008   Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection - University of Tennessee, TN


Born in 1984 in Jackson, Tennessee, Tommy Taylor moved near Nashville and then to Knoxville  before moving to Iowa City then London and now Raleigh. While he continued to develop his work at Goldsmiths University, and acclimating to London life, he quickly traveled throughout Europe and Asia. 

Tommy has consistently used his life experiences along with different materials to reflect on the world through his eclectic imagery during which he is committed to an ongoing circuit of public reflection and intrapersonal meaning not only with his art but also with his books, teaching, and art community.

Tommy Taylor has work in collections along with a history of exhibitions in the USA and London as an emerging artist. While teaching part time at the University of Iowa he presented at AERC in Chicago but chooses for the moment to teach, work, and write in North Carolina.

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