Austyn Taylor

Austyn Taylor

Austyn Taylor

2019/20 Artist in Residence

Austyn Taylor"It is interesting to note that we may be facing one of those limitations of nature, in which highly specialized organs reach a level of declining efficiency, and ultimately lead to the extinction of the species. The human brain may be as far along on its road to this destructive specialization as the great nose horns of the last of the Titanotheres."

Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, P.180

Austyn Taylor's panpsychist humorist narrative has led to the creation of a world of repeated characters: bear, bull, horse, deer, lion, duck, predator, prey etc. Each piece is a declaration, a statement; the works exist as an optimistic reframe from the rampant psychological banalities of human narrative.

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

– Wittgenstein

Austyn Taylor hails from Rochester, NY. A nomadic sculptor who creates life-affirming works of alienation through the lens of sacred American cartoon tropes. Showing internationally as well as Miami Art Basel and SOFA in Chicago. An Alfred MFA in 2016 has been the catalyst for traveling the world and dozens of residencies; Guldagergaard, Denmark, CAFA, China, NCC Minneapolis, Sonoma Ceramics, CA, MSU Texas, VARDA Sausalito, CA etc. As a teaching artist she believes there is nothing more brutally honest than working with clay, its natural authentic expression of touch is so influenced by our inner dialogs there is revealed our life’s novel in each piece. 

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