Approved: 30.10.2014

Katie Taylor

Artist, Arts administrator, Marketing professional, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 30.10.2014

I am fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence. I am drawn to history and often use historical reference within my work. My work conceptually explores these themes.

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    Artist Statement

    I am fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence. I am drawn to history and often use historical reference within my work. My work conceptually explores these themes.

    As a textile artist I try to push the possibilities and boundaries of what textile art can be, often utilizing and combining materials not normally associated with textiles. I create sculptural forms, exploring materials that speak directly of the theme. I want my work to move the viewer into asking questions, of the work, of themselves, of their own place in the world.

     

    CV & Education

    Education

     

    MFA in Fine Arts - Oxford Brookes University

    Post Graduate Certificate Textiles University for the Creative Arts

    BA (hons) 1st Class Textiles Open College of the Arts / University for the Creative Arts

     

    Exhibitions

     

    2020 ----------------

     

    Beyond Boundaries - Gallery Zone, Leiden Netherlands May 2020

     

    2019 ----------------

     

    Nou Wave I The Old Biscuit Factory, London November 2019

     

    Conflict and Identity Conference, Lincoln College Oxford, October 2019

     

    'Body of Work' MFA show Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford, June 2019 

     

    'a Meeting' Independent open studio exhibition and conversation, Oxford, June 2019

     

    'Chromantics' Cornerstone Gallery, Didcot April 2019

     

    The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto Exhibited at The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts London January 2019

     

    DreaMFActory 18 Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University December 2018 - January 2019

     

    2018 ----------------

     

    'Our Place' Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford November - December 2018

     

    Srebrenica Memorial service at The Guildhall London July 2018

     

    8372 Cards Participatory art project for Srebrenica Memorial week exhibited in Oxford Town Hall. Funded with help from Oxford City Council 8th - 16th July 2018

     

    City of Oxford College May 2018

     

    disPlaced P21 Gallery, London 20th January -10th February 2018

     

    2017 ----------------

     

    19th International textile exhibition SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK – 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia May 31st – 25th June 2017

     

    Latent The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London 13 – 14 January 2017

     

    2016 ----------------

     

    Through An Artist’s Eye All Saints Church, Esher Kent 8 October – 29 October 2016

     

    Dis-locate Exhibition with Magdalen Road Artist Studios Old VW Showroom, Iffley Road, Oxford 27 May – 5 June 2016

     

    2015 ----------------

     

    17th International textile exhibition SVU Manes Diamond, Spalena 4, Prague Czech Republic 1-24 July 2015

     

    17th International textile exhibition SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK – 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia June 2015

     

    2013 ----------------

     

    Oxford Spotlight Oxfords light festival Organised by OVADA held in Oxford Town Hall November 2013

     

    Projects

     

    Lead artist ‘Our Place’ Crisis and The Old Fire Station, Oxford. November 2018

    Lead Artist - Processions 2018 Banner Workshop OVADA April 2018

     

    Commissions

     

    Inert October 2016 - commissioned work for collaborative project ‘Through an Artists Eye‘ funded by Arts Council England

     

    Publications

     

    Cover artwork of Idles Divide and Conquer 7” single November 2017

     

    Talks

     

    Lincoln College, Oxford – Conflict and Identity Conference October 2019

    York University – Symposium – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work June 2019

    Guild of Embroiderers – Oxford Branch April 2018

    OVADA Warehouse Art School 11th January 2018

    CARU | Arts re Search Conference 2017 10th December 2017

     

    Workshops / Classes

     

    Build a WordPress website for artists OVADA 2017

    Social Media Marketing for artists workshop OVADA 2017

    Work

    Outreach Arts Facilitator Rough Sleepers Hub – Crisis July 2019 – Present

    Textiles Tutor – Open College of the Arts June 2019 - present

    Part time Studio Manager - Magdalen Road Artist studios August 2015 – July 2019

    Voluntary website support - OVADA 2014 – Present

    Trustee - OVADA Current

    Lead Artist / Project co-ordinator ‘Our Place’ – Crisis and The Old Fire Station, April 2018 – January 2019

    Art class tutor Crisis 2018 - 2019

    1 to 1 support for artist with ADD  - 2017

    Project Management of group exhibition ‘Dis locate’ January – June 2016

    Project admin and commissioned artwork – Through An Artist’s Eye June 16 – October 16