CURTIS TAYLOR | CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA

AVAILABLE WORKS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 SHIFT, Shed Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
US, Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA
Nod to Mod, H Gallery, Ventura, CA

2017
Dimensional Art, Ventura County Arts Council, Ventura, CA
Full and Part (2), Main Gallery, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Borders, Edges and Seams, Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Annual Photo Club Invitational, West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Annual Juried Student Show, Main Gallery, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Southern California MFA Exhibition, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA
Spring Illustration Showcase, West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Dear President, South Bay Contemporary, at the LOFT, San Pedro, CA

2016
Altered States of Collage Juried National Open, CAA, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA
CSUN Sculpture Juried Exhibition (Paul Cerwick), 2016 West Gallery, California State University,
Northridge, Northridge, CA
Southern California MFA Exhibition, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA
2nd Annual Art Walk organized by Assembly member Adrin Nazarian, Van Nuys, CA
Beer and Pieces, MacLeod Ale Brewing Company, Van Nuys, CA
Mega fauna, Endangered Life in Africa, Occidental College, Annual Juried Student Show, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
CSUN and Sanda University Joint Student Show, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Small World (CSUM Painting Guild Juried Show), California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
88 Miles, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Rebirth, International Printmaking Portfolio Exchange and Exhibit
Stilwell Annual Juried Exhibition, University of South Dakota, SD

2009
Stilwell Annual Juried Exhibition, University of South Dakota, SD

2008
Stilwell Annual Juried Exhibition, University of South Dakota, SD

RESIDENCIES

2016
Multiple Plate Intaglio, presented by Jonathan Thomas, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop,
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Photogravure, presented by Ellie Honl, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, University of
Nebraska, Omaha

2009
3D Printmaking, presented by Dennis McNett, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, University
of South Dakota
Monotype Mayhem, presented by Michael Barnes, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop,
University of South Dakota

2008
Printing with the Sun, presented by Dan Weldon, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop,
University of South Dakota
Digital Printmaking, presented by April Katz, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, University
of South Dakota

2007
Waterless Litho, presented by Jeff Sipple, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, University of
South Dakota
Safe Etch, presented by Johntimothy Pizutto, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop, University
of South Dakota

2006
Woodkut Funhouse, presented by Sean Starwars and John Hancock, Frogman’s Print and Paper
Workshop, University of South Dakota.

PRESS/PANELS 

2018
Nod to Mod panel, H Gallery, Ventura, CA

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Curtis Taylor

As a printmaker, Curtis has experience with many printmaking techniques from screen printing to solar plates and intaglio to photo lithography. His current body of work revolves around “modular printmaking” or the practice of creating separate, unrelated plates and then printing them together to create unique monoprints. Incorporating other techniques into his printmaking is important to him and adds context and content to his prints. Curtis embraces his fascination with process and strives to adapt printmaking techniques, concepts and process to painting, photography, sculpture and video.

My work acknowledges the contrasts between hard edge abstraction’s austere formalism and the expressive textures and luminescent color fields of abstract expressionism. Overlapping stencils to produce fluid, interconnected layers allows me to quickly compose, freely react to previous marks, and establish a unique visual vocabulary within each series. Serendipity exposes intriguing shape associations that define relationships of non-referential shapes. I transform the shapes created through this generative process into large-scale, hard-edge abstract sculptures which complete each installation by expanding the conversation between artworks and reiterating forms and colors contained within the two-dimensional works.

EDUCATION

2017 MFA, California State University, Northridge, with distinction

1995 BS Elementary Education with early childhood endorsement, University of South Dakota