TAYLOR O. THOMAS
b. 1990, Birmingham, AL
2019 MFA, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2012 BA Magna Cum Laude, Studio Art, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa
SOLO & DUO* EXHIBITIONS
2018 Re-Lined, Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2017 *Over Rules, ARTicles Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2016 Taylor O. Thomas: The Chase, Arthouse3, Tampa, FL
2015 Autobiographies, SFAI Graduate Studio Center, San Francisco, CA
2014 Breathing Things, Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012 Life Lines, Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC
2019 Two Silences Leaning Together, In/Passing, New York, NY
Future Starts Slow, Launch F18, New York, NY
Crocodile Tears, curated by Kate Mothes of Young Space, Morgan Fine Arts Building, Brooklyn, NY
Supper, Deli Grocery New York, Brooklyn, NY
Extra Butter, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2018 Small Things Considered, Leu Art Gallery: Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Exhibition of Resident Artists, Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy
LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
Epigraphs, Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Tampa, FL
2017 Context II, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
LA Artcore Annual Competition and Exhibition, Brewery Annex Gallery, LA, CA
Contemporary Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
41st Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2015 Edge and Over, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Served as Co-Curator / PR Director)
T.G.I.F., Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Working Hypothesis, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Home | Art Tour, The Road Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Influenced Art, Warehouse242 Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Art, Design, and Everyday Objects, The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
Ensworth Benefit Auction, OZ, Nashville, TN
Homegrown, Cornelius Art Center Gallery, Cornelius, NC
2013 Artclectic, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
SCAPES, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC
Barnstormers Charity Auction, Organized by Brett James, Nashville, TN
2012 Alumni Art Exhibition, Ensworth Art Center Gallery, Nashville, TN
Fresh Emerging Artists Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Senior Group Exhibition, Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC
2011 Women Leadership Conference Exhibition, Lilly Gallery, Davidson, NC
Carolina Art Soiree, SouthPark Morrison, Charlotte, NC
2010 Juried Art Exhibition, Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC
2019 Taylor O. Thomas, Interview by You Wanted A List. Blog. April 2019.
Taylor O. Thomas Takes Us Inside Her Studio and Process, Interview by Innovate Artist Grants. March 2019.
Cover Artist Feature, Plume Poetry Issue 90. February 2019. 2018 Tracing the Lines, Interview by Sozo Gallery Blog. August 2018.
2017 Artist Feature, Conscious Magazine, Issue 6. December 2017.
Artist Feature, Scene & Heard Journal, Issue 2. December 2017.
Taylor O. Thomas Interview, Art Reveal Magazine, No. 32. August 2017. ISBN: 9781389745065.
Publication Fellow Feature, Peripheral Vision, Issue 7: Salon 2017. July 2017.
Artist Feature, A5 Magazine. June 2017.
Taylor O. Thomas: Meaningful Marks, Interview by Friend of the Artist. Winter Issue 2017. P 50-59.
2016 One to Watch: Taylor O. Thomas, Feature by Saatchi Art: Canvas Blog. October 2016.
Mercy Over Rules, The Best of 2016 International Emerging Artist Award. March 2016. P 106.
2015 Artist Taylor O. Thomas, Interview by Cristina M. Wilson of The Morning Stir. Podcast. June 2015.
Being Torn, Artist Feature for Sobremesa Stories. Blog. June 2015.
Transfiguration Series, ArtAscent: Art and Literature Journal. Vol 13. P 92-93.
Spotlight: Taylor O. Thomas, Interview by Peachy the Magazine. February 2015. P 47-50.
Breathing Things, Interview by EcoTheo Review. Digital Publication. January 2015.
2014 If God Could Paint, Interview by Neil Jacobs of The Road Gallery: 48 Minutes. Blog. December 2014.
Taylor Thomas: Artist, Interview by Palette Pages. Digital Publication. December 2014.
2012 Home and Chaos in Layers, Availing: Collected Works on Religious and Spiritual Life. Vol 9. P 1,19.
2011 I Have Been Left: an Afterimage, Hobart Park: Art and Literary Magazine. April 2011.
AWARDS, LECTURES, & RESIDENCIES
2019 Guest Speaker on Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Tampa Museum of Art
Inaugural Grant Winner, Innovate Artist Grants
2018 Publication Juror, Friend of the Artist, Volume 8, Fall 2018 Issue
Artist Residency, Deli Grocery New York, Queens, NY
2017 Guest Lecturer, Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, NY
Publication Fellowship, Peripheral Vision, Issue 7: Salon 2017
Publication Juror, Friend of the Artist, Fall 2017 Issue
Artist Residency, Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy
Residency Fellowship, Benaco Arte, Sirmione Italy
Larsen & Palmer MFA Travel Grant, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Painting Award, 41st Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2016 Shortlist Artist, International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2015 Distinguished Artist, ArtAscent: Art and Literature Journal. Vol 13.
2014 Artist Residency, MassArt: Art New England, Bennington, VT with Artist: Cullen
Best Two-Dimensional Artist, Artclectic, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC
2012 Best in Painting, Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC
Best in Show, Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC
EMPLOYMENT & PARTNERSHIPS
2018-19 Represented Artist: Emily Friedman Fine Art (Los Angeles, CA) /
Deli Grocery New York (Queens, NY) / Nomad Collective (Nashville, TN)
2017-19 Teacher of Record, University of South Florida
2014-17 Represented Artist: The Road Gallery (New York, NY) / Nomad Collective (Nashville, TN)
Visual Arts Editor, EcoTheoReview
Artistic Partner, Nephcure Kidney International
2016 Installation Artist / Worship and Arts Administrator, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
2015 Represented Artist: Rachel Nash Gallery (Dallas, TX)
2014 Represented Artist: Sozo Gallery (Charlotte, NC)
2013 Visual Art Instructor / Program Assistant, Community School of the Arts
2012 Visual Art Instructor / Program Assistant, Community School of the Arts
Studio / Fundred Dollar Bill Project Intern, Mel Chin Studio
Painting Assistant, Kent Youngstro
2011 Intern, Jerald Melberg Gallery