Stephanie Taylor was born in Port Jefferson, New York. She works in sculpture, illustration, sound and performance. All her work is based on sound, around which she builds narratives through other media. She is interested in the relationships between words, art and sound and often makes soundtracks to accompany her exhibitions. She received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2000.
Awards and Honors
2015 Mid-Career Fellow in Visual Arts, California Community Foundation.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Bathroom Music, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Feb 5-March 20.The Stay Funny Sailor Kong Boos, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, Sept. 15 – Oct. 25.
2013 Samoa, Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), Mar. 9 – Apr. 27.
Piston Toggle, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne, Sept. 6 – Oct 15.
2012 Swam Sea Span, organized by Amy Thoner, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec 4 – Jan 25.
2010 Pork Shank Stew, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, Oct. 16 – Dec. 6.
2007 Kale for Stray Bunny, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, Sept.
2006 Chop Shop, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Apr. 28 – June 22.
Chop Shop, Room Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Jan.19 – Feb. 10.
2004 Danupe, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, Oct. 15 – Nov 29.
Statements, Miami Basel, Miami, Dec. Danupe, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec. 5 – 9.
2003 East Yard, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, Jan. 14 – Apr. 18. Gutter Foal, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Sept. 12 – Oct. 20.
2002 Adria, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Jan 15 – Feb 25.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Siren, 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, Jan 16- Feb 30.
2015 The Slick and the Sticky, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, June 29 – Aug. 20.
Exposition Park Palm Tree Time Capsule, MAK Garage Top, Los Angeles, June 25.
Above, Below, Within, Meliksetian and Briggs, Los Angeles, May 30– Jul. 11.
In an Absolute World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space, London, Apr. 29 –June 5.Very Good Abstraction, a Sculpture and a Video, Nagel Draxler Projects, Los Angeles, Jan. 24 – Feb. 21.
2014 Push Me Pull You; The Horse with No Ass, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov. 1 – Dec. 20. Noel, Galerie Marc Jancou, Geneva, Dec. 5 – Jan. 4.
Photo-fiction, Institute of Jamais Vu, London, Mar. 3 – Apr. 15.
Light Room, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, Apr. 14 – May 25.
Love, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, Feb. 28 – Mar. 30.
2013 Ficticious Language, Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), video screening, Vienna, Oct. 3. Garage Sale, 3-Car Garage, Santa Monica, Dec. 3 – Jan. 6.
2012 Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Gallery, New York, Jan. 26 – Mar. 3.
Bend a Bow, Mackey Apartments (MAK), Los Angeles, June 7 – Aug. 14.
Candor: In honor of Mike Kelley, LBCC Art Gallery, Mar. 7 – Apr. 6.
2011 A is for Zebra: LACMA: On Site at Charles White, Dec. 3 – Jan. 14.
Home, Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), Santa Barbara, May 21 – July 17.
Summer Group Show, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, June – July
2010 Paradise Lost – Holidays in Hell, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Jan. – Feb. 2009 All Time Greatest, FOCA, Los Angeles, Dec. 10 – Jan. 25.
Galerie Christian Nagel at Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna, Oct. 29 – Nov. 28.
Your husband, your face-hole, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Jan. – Feb. 2008
Pop-Auge und die ewigen Quantschkomoden Deutsche and Amerikanische Kunst seit 1999, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, Sept. 13 – Oct. 25.
2007 Exile of the Imaginary, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Jan. 18 – Apr. 29.
Kommando Calvin Cohn, Salon 94, New York, May 3 – June 23.
We Stopped in the Colonnade, Hotel Gallery, London, June – July.
Modern Lovers, Glendale Community College, Apr. 14 – May 23.
Mongrels, 16:1 Gallery, Santa Monica, Aug. 4 – Sept. 1.
Hug Fu, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, July – Aug. Hug Fu, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, Sept.
2006 Material Witness, gallery at University of California, Riverside, Oct. 21 – Nov. 28. New Ghost Entertainment, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Oct.13 – Nov. 11.
New Ghost Entertainment, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Dec. 11 – Jan 30.
Poor Man’s Expression, Arsenal Cinema Foyer, Berlin, May.
From the other end of the world, Ben Kaufmann Galerie, Berlin, June – July.
Symmetry, Schindler House, Los Angeles, Oct. – Nov.
2005 John Taylor, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Nov.
2004 Land of the Free, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. 2 – Sept. 4.
Poor Man’s Expression, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Jan. – Feb.
2003 Corrections, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, March – April. 2002
Dark Spring, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Oct. – Nov.
Fair, Royal Academy of Art, London, Mar. 7 – Apr. 2
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov.
2000 Morgan Fisher, Richard Hawkins, Larry Johnson, Frances Stark, Stephanie Taylor, Pae White, Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Dec.
Democracy, The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, April.
2016 The Stay Funny Sailor Kong Boos, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, Sept.
2015 Bathroom Music, PDA, Los Angeles, Dec. 6.
Bathroom Music, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, as part of Les Figues Press, Manifestos, Nov. 21.
Mommy!, 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA, May 9.
2014 Mommy!, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), Nov. 1
2013 Samoa, with Les Figues Press, Printed Matter Book Fair, MOCA, Los Angeles, Feb. 5.
2012 A Leash for Fritz and Kale for Stray Bunny, Motto, Berlin, Aug. 6.
A Leash for Fritz and Kale for Stray Bunny (Sing-a-long), Material, Los Angeles, Nov.15.
2011 The Stephanie Taylor Songbook, Mak Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, July 23.
2010 Valsalhalal’s Tin Gun, sung by Simon Leung, Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA), Los Angeles, Jan. 19. Collaborations, Collaborations, Collaborations, (with Vanessa Place), Red Cat Lounge, Los Angeles, Jan. 21.
2008 Lawrence Weiner Readings, organized by MOCA, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, July 11.
2007 Area Sneaks Release, LAX, Los Angeles, Feb. 16. Read in Red, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, Oct. 12.
Chop Shop, The Smell, Los Angeles, Mar. 25.
2006 New Ghost Reading, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Oct. 13.
Artist talk with simultaneous translation, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, May 5. 2003 L.A.C.E. Oration (Are burns strength?), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Oct. 8. Valsahalal’s Tin Gun, Royal Academy of Art, London, Mar. 7.
2001 Sir Thor France, 2992, Los Angeles, Apr.
2000 Round: Nein (No Questions), Galerie Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Dec.
1999 If You Were A, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, Apr. Erster Verlust, Galerie Mezzanine, Vienna, Mar. An Address to the Soul Occasioned by the Rain, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, Feb. 14
2000 M.F.A. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
1993 B.A. Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio