Rachel Taylor was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding environment, she uses paint and drawing materials to create hybrid spaces and unseen places that explore ideas of human fulfillment, desire, and sensuality. Rachel Taylor works primarily with paint, but has a background in production manufacturing and metal fabrication. She previously worked as a welder and fabricator, creating objects such as stainless steel fermentation vessels, steel bicycle frames, and aluminum recumbent bicycle accessories. Her experience as a welder, metal fabricator, and CNC mill operator influenced her artistic practice by presenting inquiry on physical structure, movement of material, metallurgy, and the process of drawing.With this information, she uses a variety of mark-making, thinking about how these marks interact with each other on a surface while confined to a sheet of paper of canvas. Rachel Taylor has spent time as a work-study recipient at the Penland School of Craft, and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. She received BFA from Louisiana State University and is currently an MFA candidate and educator at the University of New Mexico.
01 / Jun / 19 - 22 / Ag / 19