About

   Laurel Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist, art witch, and internationally recognized experimental film maker. Her interdisciplinary works include Oil paintings, works on paper, experimental video, and installation. All works are made in ritual with reoccurring themes of empowerment, transformation, and healing trauma within the soul. Laurel presents an experience for audiences that provokes some of the hidden emotions that are too often pushed down and forgotten. As a feminist artist, she calls attention to the terms society has negatively projected onto women and the female form and pushes back to reclaim those terms in power.

  She was trained in 3-D and 2-D mediums at Bradley University and the University of New Mexico - Taos. Laurel obtained her Associate in Fine Arts with honors at the University of New Mexico Taos in Spring 2020 and has shown in multiple galleries. Laurel has been awarded the Andy Johnson Arts Scholarship, Quail Roost Scholarship, and the Betsy Carey Scholarship for the Arts while attending the University of New Mexico - Taos. 

  She most recently had work showing at Under the Radar: 12 Women Artists of Taos at Revolt Gallery and in Windows on the Future. Her experimental short art film "What are you holding?" won People's Choice in the Seco Sanctuary Film Festival. Laurel also won first place in the Paseo Project's Taos County Counts Poster Competition. She also spoke at Taos' 10th Anniversary Pecha Kucha Talk. 

  Laurel completed her last installation of New Moon in the Revolt Hut in front of Revolt Gallery for the months of August - October. The sculpture will be cremated in ceremony on the winter solstice. She has oil work hanging in Third Taos Revolt Show at Revolt Gallery that is currently open to public viewing by appointment only.

Photograph by Hayley Harper, 2020.

Exhibitions

2020 The Third Taos Revolt, Revolt Gallery – Taos

 

2020 Art in Solidarity, Virtual Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts – Taos

 

2020 Windows on the Future, Vital Spaces, Taos, New Mexico

2020 Under The Radar: 12 Women Artists of Taos, Revolt Gallery – Taos 

 

2020 Seco Sanctuary Film Festival, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

2020 Self Portraits in Isolation Group Exhibition, Virtual Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts – Taos

 

2020 Found Paper Group Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos

2019 40 Under 40 Show, Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts – Taos

2019 Mini Show, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos 

2019 Recycled Art Show, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos


2019 Still Life Group Exhibition Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos


2019 Impressionist Group Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos

2019 Self Portrait Group Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos

FILM

2020 People's Choice, Sanctuary Film Festival, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

2020 Official Selection, International Endoscopic Film Festival, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2020 Honorable Mention, LA Underground Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Official Selection, Twisted Tales Festival, UK

Fine Art Experience

2019 - Present Sarah Stolar Art Studio Assistant

2020 - Curator/Social Media Manager, Revolt Gallery, Taos

2019 - 2020 Gallery Assistant, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico – Taos

© 2020 Laurel Taylor

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