Kayla Taylor is a Chicago-based artist, originally from Lewisville, North Carolina with a Bachelors Degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an interdisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, scientific illustrator, gardener, builder, woodcarver, digital 3D artist, and more. 

 

(proficient in Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, InDesign, and Aftereffects)

For questions or inquiries about commissioned work, scientific illustration, prints, purchasing and publication, email me! 

email: kaylaerin000@gmail.com

instagram: taylakaylor8

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EDUCATION

2019-2022 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

2020-21 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 

 

2019 Ox-Bow School of Art, Painting Intensive, Saugatuck, MI

 

2019 Ox-Bow School of Art, Material and Environmental Collaboration Study, Saugatuck, MI

 

2016-18 Sawtooth School of Art, Winston Salem, NC

 

2017 West Forsyth High School, Clemmons, NC


 

SCHOLARSHIP

2019 Ox-Bow Summer Merit Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, Saugatuck, MI 

 

2017-21 Distinguished Scholar Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 


 

EXHIBITIONS

2021 Osseous Matter, Toward Forward, digital exhibition

https://osseousmatter.com/Toward-Forward 

 

2021 Annual Members Exhibition, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Visual SciComm Conference 2021, digital nationwide exhibition, https://www.gnsi.org/2021vconf_exhibition 

 

2021 Buddy Chicago, exhibition and sale space, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL https://hi-buddy.org/collections/vendors?q=Kayla%20Taylor 

 

2021 Verses Magazine, Gardens: Issue Five, print publication, ​​https://versesmag.com/shop/p/garden-issue-five 

 

2021 N10.AS Radio, digital residency and exhibition featuring 8 artworks over the course of a month, International,  https://n10.as

 

2021 Palustris, Celebrating Longleaf Pine Through the Arts, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Carolinas Chapter, Southern Pines NC 

 

2021 Shower Show, sculpture exhibition in Kate Sierzputowski’s shower, Chicago IL

 

2021 MYXCES Volume 1: The Natural World, digital exhibition, print publication, Chicago IL

 

2020 Open Sheds Used for What, I Like Your Earring, installation and objects for performance, El Paseo Community Garden, Chicago IL http://openshedsusedforwhat.com 

 

2020 Incubator, SAIC exhibition, Open Call Juried Exhibition, SAIC Columbus Building, Chicago IL

 

2019 Compost Casket, Student-Run Group show, Chicago, IL

 

2018 The Kitchen Sink, featuring three works, Open Call Juried Exhibition, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC


 

PUBLICATIONS

2021 MYXCES Volume 1: The Natural World, digital exhibition, print publication, Chicago IL

 

2021 Verses Magazine, Gardens: Issue Five, print publication

 

2020 Art Maze, Autumn Issue 19, editorial juried selection, print and digital publication, autumn issue 19 

 

2018 Tom Patterson, Annual ‘Kitchen Sink Show’, featured in Winston Salem Journal, View here

 

2018 Collective Terrain, digital publication, 2018, view here

 

2017 Nine Muses Publication, Literary Magazine of West Forsyth High School, Volume 4, View here 

 

2017 National Art Education Association, Vol.59 No.4 Aug/Sept 2017, cover photo,        View here

 

COMMISSION

2020 Private Art Commission, “family portrait”, Yadkinville NC

 

2020 Private Art Commission, “portrait of Lillian”, Chicago IL

 

2020 Private Art Commission, “portrait of Ethan”, Chicago IL

 

2019 Private Art Commission, “portrait of Hanna”, Cary NC

 

2018 Private Art Commission, “portrait of two kids swimming”, Cary NC

 

2018 Private Art Commission, “beach house sign”, Winston Salem NC

 

2017 Private Art Commission, “portrait”, acrylic painting, Davie County NC

 

2017 Private Art Commission, “red car”, mixed media painting, Lewisville NC
 

2017 Public Art Commission, “80s Splashback Trophy”, City Swim Meet of Winston Salem NC

 

2017 Public Art Commission, Kernersville NC YMCA, “A Splash of Color”, indoor  mural, Kernersville, NC, (information on project here)

 

2017 Public Art Commission, lead designer, “West Forsyth High School Lacrosse” large scale outdoor mural, 7x20 feet, Clemmons NC

 

2016 Public Art Commission, lead designer, “West Forsyth High School” large scale outdoor mural, 10x8 feet, Clemmons NC