A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Visiting Artists
Alison Elizabeth Taylor
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Alison Elizabeth Taylor was born in Selma, Alabama and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Taylor is known for reinvigorating the craft of marquetry, a woodworking technique dating from the Renaissance. After working within the boundaries of the limited palette afforded by natural woods, Taylor currently combines marquetry with paint to create new perspectives on painting. In 2009 Taylor received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and the Smithsonian's Artist Research Fellowship Program Award. Among Taylor’s recent solo shows are Musée Historique at the Chateau de Nyon in Switzerland; Surface Tension at the James Cohan Gallery in 2011; Surface Value at Des Moines Art Center; American Gothic: Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Aaron Spangler at South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art in NC in 2010; Un/Inhabited at Savannah College of Art and Design; and Foreclosed at James Cohan Gallery in 2009. Group shows include the First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias in Cartagena, Colombia in 2014; Trees as Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts; Stationary Realms at the University of Arkansas; The Fifth Season at the James Cohan Gallery; Re-presenting Representation VIII at Arnot Art Museum in NY; and BEYOND EARTH ART: Contemporary Artists and the Environment at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in 2013. Taylor’s work is included in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; and the Des Moines Art Center as well as prominent collections worldwide. Artist's page at James Cohan Gallery