Joy Taylor

Joy Taylor’s paintings transform botany into a personal vision. The sparkling detail, the alluring formal composition and the luminous colors suggest nature dreaming of itself. The paintings defy traditional still life, which seeks to tame and order the objects of the world. In Joy’s work, life is never still. It is exuberant, irrepressible, at times disconcerting and even dangerous in its boldness. Her sought-after work has been commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit Program for multiple public transit projects. She lives and works in Red Hook, New York.

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Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 Because It Has a Peel. Outdoor sculpture at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA
2015 Strange Beauty. Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica California
Flora & Fauna. Galerie Gris, Hudson NY
Seeing Far, Seeing Deep. Outdoor temporary installation in Rosendale, NY
2013 Leaf in a Landscape: New Paintings by Joy Taylor. Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
On Paper: Recent Work by Joy Taylor.Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2012 New Work: Garry Nichols and Joy Taylor. Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2011 Joy Taylor: New Work. Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA
2010 Lifelike. BCB Art, Hudson, NY
Vine (The Line in Space). Installation at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2009 Joy Taylor Drawings. Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2008 Joy Taylor & Ed Smith. BCB Art, Hudson, New York
2006 Joy Taylor & Eric Rhein. BCB Art, Hudson, New York
2002 New Work. Nikolai Fine Art, New York
2001 The World We Live In. Upstate Art, Phoenicia, New York
1998 Increments. Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1996 How to Change a Light Bulb. TZ’ Art & Company, New York
States of Being. Site Specifics, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
1994 Mop, Broom, Brush. Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
1993 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions
2021 Color Play. Garvey/Simon at Artisan Lofts, New York NY
Light at the End of the Tunnel. Bernay Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
Summertime. Bernay Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
Sunrise Sunset. Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2020 Select 5. Garvey Simon, New York NY
Not Too Small, Not Too Big. Zinc Contemporary, Seattle,WA
Wallflowers. The Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY
2019 Artists of the Mohawk/Hudson Region. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

2018 Beyond the Bouquet. Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descano Gardens, Los Angeles CA
Ecophilia. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
Be Still Life. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
2017 Herbarium. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
All Things Great & Small. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2016 Squared. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Flora III. Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY
2013 Artists of the Mohawk/Hudson Region. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Our Backyard. Roos Arts, Rosendale, New York
Cut & Paste. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY. Michael Asbill, juror.
Stone Canoe #7. Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

2012 Zoom In. Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2011 Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty. Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY
LOL. Gallery at the Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Made in NY 2011. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Blooming. Islip Museum of Art, East Islip, NY
2010 Creative Adaptation in the Visual Arts. Second prize winner. Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

2009 InLight Richmond, light-based site-specific installation. Richmond,Virginia
Collage. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
On the Surface, drawing on paper invitational. Clement Gallery,Troy, NY
2008 Dialogues: Poetry & the Visual Response. Dutchess County Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2007 Considering Materials. Spencertown Academy Spencertown, New York
2006 Treemendous. Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

There’s the Rub. Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

Real Party. Real Arts Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

Night of a Thousand Drawings. Artists Space, New York


2005 Drawings on the Edge. Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, New York

(Re)Collections. The Arts Center for the Capitol Region,Troy, New York

Trashformations East. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

2004 C.C.C.A. Juried Show. Hudson, New York. ‘Best in Show’ award. Frederieke Taylor, juror

2003 Frequencies. Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
2002 A Closer Examination. MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
2001 Material Whirled. Art in General, New York
C.C.C.A. Juried Show. Hudson, New York. ‘Best Work on Paper’ award. Jack Shainman, juror
2000 White. Nikolai Fine Art, New York
Blurred Boundaries. The Arts Center of the Capital Region,Troy, New York
Art in the Heart of the City. Ithaca Outdoor Exhibition, Ithaca, New York.
1999 Surface Structure. Nikolai Fine Art, New York
1998 Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass. Laura Hoptman, juror
Vision 20/20. Carol Squiers, curator. Center for Photography,Woodstock, New York
Cover to Cover. The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York

1997 Trashformations. Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham,Washington

1996 The New York State Biennial. Ken Johnson, curator. NY State Museum, Albany, New York
In This Time and Place. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
Square Bubbles. Arthur Gibbons, curator. Union College, Schenectady, New York
1995 Morality. E.I.O. Gallery,The Powerhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
What is the Connection? Trans-Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey
Domestic Policies. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
1994 National Showcase Exhibition. Alternative Museum, New York

1993 Poverty Pop. Exit Art, New York
National Showcase Exhibition. Alternative Museum, New York
1920. Exit Art, New York
1992 Body & Soul.Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, New York.

Kiki Smith, juror Joseph Cornell: Revisited. Citicorp at Court Square, Long Island City, New York

Modern Times Through the Concerned Eye. Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York.

1991 Myth, Spirituality, & Culture. SUNY, New Paltz, New York. Connie Butler, Gary Sangster, jurors

1985 New Talent. Allan Stone Gallery, New York
Small Works. 80 Washington Square Gallery, New York. Allan Stone, juror
Woodstock National Exhibition. First prize winner.Woodstock School of Art,Woodstock, NY

Public Commissions
2020 Driving Wheels. Train-viewing platform railings. Fairport, NY Budget $10,000 2017 Erie Canal /Thomas Creek Walkway signage. Fairport, NY. Budget $10,000 2016 Coriolis. Albany International Airport, Concourse B. Albany, NY
2012 Jan Peeck’s Vine. Steel sculpture, railings, and signage for the Peekskill, NY train station.
MTA Arts for Transit program. Budget: $193,000
2008 Dream of Flight. Installation at the Albany International Airport, Albany, NY Budget: $3,000 2007 Cool Water. Yonkers Art Trucks Project, Yonkers Department of Public Works,Yonkers, NY
Budget: $7,000 per truck
2005 The Four Seasons, mosaic mural for the Larchmont, NY train station.
MTA Arts for Transit program. Budget: $125,000
Grants
2015 NYFA Painting Fellowship
2011 Ora Schneider Residency (paper making, chine colle),Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2000 Sculpture Space, Utica, New York (2 month funded residency) 1998 Dutchess County Arts Council Fellowship (installation art)
1997 Women’s Studio Workshop Fellowship (photography), Rosendale, NY 1991 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York

Education
1981-1985 Student of Romare Bearden
1970-1975 Skidmore College, SUNY Empire State. B.S. in Studio Art