About

Tracy Marie Taylor is a Chicago-based multi-media artist and educator. Taylor’s studio practice thematically and practically explores the relationship between nature and technology. Through her art, she surveys the assisted reproductive and breast feeding technologies that were her companions during struggles to become a mother and in her efforts to sustain new life. She embraces traditional tools such as painting, drawing and sculpture, as well as digital tools such as video, animation and creative coding. Taylor’s artwork has been exhibited in Chicago galleries including Roman Susan Gallery, SUB-Mission at The Mission Projects, and at institutions across the United States. Taylor holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from the University of New Mexico and is an Associate Professor at Lake Forest College.

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One and Two Person Exhibitions

2018               
The Shape of Your Sound, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

2014               
The Melting Pot, Art Gallery at The University of Colorado, Pueblo, CO

2013               
9-11-57, The Mission Projects, Chicago, IL

2007               
Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006               
24 Hour Painting, Fraction Workspace, Chicago, IL

2005               
Translations, The Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Between the Lines, Streetlevel Gallery, Highwood, IL

2000               
3 Second Painting, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

1999               
Dukkha – Thé, ILK@Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO
American Mythos, ILK Gallery, Denver, CO
American Mythos, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Group Exhibitions

2018               
Firsts and Starts, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017               
Lake Forest College Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

2013               
Still Life / Real Life: Food in Art, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

2012               
Ideas 2012, New World Gallery, Miami, FL

2011               
Lake Forest College Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

2010               
Bad at Sports, Apex Art, New York, NY
Chasing Two Rabbits, Threewalls Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009               
Lake Forest College Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

2007               
Snap to Grid, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Play, The Project Rm, Chicago, IL
Bridge Art Fair, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL
Crossmediale, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, The Project Rm, Chicago, IL

2005               
Two Artists, Fraction Workspace, Chicago, IL
Summer Show, The Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

2004               
Heretic Heredity, Up the Stairs Gallery, Chicago, IL
Annual Group Show, Carrol /Albany Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003               
Fieldwork, 1926 Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
Homeworks, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001               
MFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Art Windows, Max Mara, Chicago, IL

2000               
December Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

2013               
“Portrait of the Artist: Tracy Marie Taylor,” Newcity, 09-03-13
“The Top 10 Art Gallery Exhibits in Chicago This Month,” Chicago Magazine, 10-7-13           
"Art Around Town,” Gapers Block, 2-22-13

2008               
“Work” by Sabina Ott, PROMPT Art Journal, Issue 1

2007               
“Paintings, Partitives, Parables,” by Michelle Grabner, Bilingual Exhibition Catalog
“Episode 113-Tracy Marie Taylor and Front Forty Press,” Bad at Sports
“Bilingual speaks eclectic, collective language of film in contemporary art,” The Chicago Tribune
“Hybrid Transmission: Tradition and Technology Merge at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 143: November 22-28, 2007
Gapers Block, Issue 023422
“5 Shows to See Now,” Newcity, 11-15-07
“Recent Exhibitions at Columbia College,” CanTV, 11-14-07
“Mixing Media, Exhibit Combines Painting and Video,” Columbia Chronicle

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

2018               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College
Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2017               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2016               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2015               
Full Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2014               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College                      
Full Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2013               
Illinois Arts Council Grant, Chicago, IL
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2012               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2011               
CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2010               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2009               
Faculty Summer Development Grant, Lake Forest College

2008               
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council
Full Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago

2006               
CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

2005               
CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

2001               
Graduate Fellowship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Full Merit Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

1999-2001      
Full merit scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1998               
MacRae Award for Academic Excellence, The University of New Mexico
Summa Cum Laude, The University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts
Magna Cum Laude, The University of New Mexico

1997               
Cherryl-Connif Memorial Scholarship, The University of New Mexico

Education

2001               
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. in Studio Art

1998               
The University of New Mexico, Summa Cum Laude B.F.A. in Studio Art

Professional Experience

2015 ­– Present
Associate Professor. Department of Art, Lake Forest College.

2009 ­– 2015
Assistant Professor. Department of Art, Lake Forest College.

2008 ­– 2009   
Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Art, Lake Forest College.

2008 – 2015
Director and Cofounder. Gear Up with Alice, Pahin Sinte Owayawa, Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.

2002 – 2008   
Adjunct Professor. Interactive Arts and Media Department, Columbia College Chicago.

2001 – 2006   
Part-time Faculty. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.