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February 2016


2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: February 13, 5 pm – 8 pm

Jennifer Linley Taylor
"Looking Back on 20 Years of Art"
Collage/Mixed Media: 1995-2015

Jennifer Linley Taylor, Freedom
"FREEDOM," 2003, paper collage, spray and acrylic on canvas, 39 1/2” x 78 3/4”


A native of Northern California, Jennifer Taylor studied at the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles before moving to Paris, France in 1979, where she was based for over 20 years.

Collage is not only Jennifer’s medium as an artist; it best describes her life. She’s travelled extensively throughout the world and has also lived in Spain and New York City. She has worked as a fashion model, singer/songwriter and is now working as an artist between her main studio that is located in the Sequoia forests of Mendocino, California, and her studio in Ibiza, Spain. She’s something of a gatherer, collecting the salvages of her ever- changing surroundings and experiences, ultimately making sense and order of the physical, psychological and super natural components of her constantly expanding existence.

Jennifer has been prodigious in the exhibition of her works. Notably, she received an award for her piece “Coltrane” at the New York City JVC Jazz Festival Exhibition, and critical acclaim from the prestigious “La Gazette de L’Hotel Drout” for both of her exhibitions at the Galerie Adler in Paris, France. Jennifer was also invited to exhibit in the halls of the United Nations in New York City and at the world renowned Museo Vittoriano in Rome, Italy.

She has also done installations at Gallagher’s Art and Fashion Gallery in Manhattan, and for the famous French designer Catherine Malandrino’s Soho store. Her works are in private collections throughout the world.

Jennifer’s adventures have not been confined to objects and exotic geographic locales; the people she has met along the way have provided both inspiration and guidance. She credits her ex-husband Jean Pierre Rives, the sculptor and legendary Captain of the French rugby team with immersing her into the world of art and introducing her to her mentor, the abstract painter Ladislas Kijno.

 

Jennifer Linley Taylor, Justice Not War
"Justice Not War," 2003, paper collage, spray enamel and fabric on canvas panel, diptych, 42" x 72"

 

”This young American artist is showing works placed under a blazing sign of dynamism and speed. In this way Jennifer Taylor is an incarnation of her time. She combines fragments of memory and knowledge of pictorial movements with the culture of her origin, which leads to the appropriation of the most diverse techniques. She has achieved a mastery of these borrowings, and has managed to dominate them. The materials support each other in turn; photography, collage, painting and its resonant chromatic richness, plastic, wood, metal, embellishments of spray paint. Jennifer Taylor rethinks Pop Art and the New Figuration that has preceded her by bending them to her will to write her own history. The history of her time.” 


— Lydia Haramboug, 2003
Art critic for the French art auction magazine ‘La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot’

 

Jennifer Linley Taylor, 15 Minutes
"15 Minutes," 2003, paper collage and acrylic on canvas panel, 60" x 48"
Jennifer Taylor Linley, Dylan
"Dylan in the Haight," 2004, paper collage, acrylic and pastel on wood panel, 48" x 48"

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

1997
‘Collage’, Wilkes Gallery, Mendocino, Ca, USA

1998
‘Paris to India’, Hill House Gallery, Mendocino, Ca, USA

1999
‘Windows’, Wilkes Gallery, Mendocino, Ca, USA

2001
‘La Vida Noche’, Galeria Ses Fontanelles, Ibiza, Spain

2002
‘Soul Seen’, Catherine Malandrino Gallery, New York, USA

2003
‘Gotham’, Galerie Adler, Paris, France
United Nations, New York, USA
Gallagher’s Art & Fashion Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Les Cyclades, Cap d’Antibes, France

2004
Chappelle des Ursulines, Saint-Remy-De-Provence, France
Atelier Lecoq, Saint-Remy-De-Provence, France
Galerie Adler, Paris, France

2005
‘American View’, Galerie les Cyclades, Cp d’Antibes, France

2006
Atelier Lecoq, Saint-Remy-De-Provence, France
Galerie Ursulines, Saint-Remy-De-Provence, France

2007
‘Memories’, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, Australia

2008
Calerie Adler, Paris, France

2009
Commissions for private collectors

2010
Commissions for private collectors

2011
Chateau L’Hospitalet, Narbonne, France

2016
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California

 

Shared Exhibitions

1998
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Ca, USA

1999
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Ca, USA

2002
New York City JVC Jazz Festival, NY, USA
Fire Patrol No.5 Gallery, New York, USA
H&M Gallery of Harlem, New York USA
Savacou Gallery, New York, USA

2003
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Ca, USA

2004
Galerie L’Elephante, Ibiza, Spain
‘Il Sogno Italiano’, Museo Vittoriano, Rome, Italy – (Invited to exhibit)

2005
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Ca, USA
Gallagher’s Art & Fashion Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Partner’s Gallery, Mendocino, Ca, USA
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, Ca, USA
Hiyake Garlerie, Grimaud, St Tropez, France

2008
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California (June)
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California (December)

2009
Odd Fellows Hall, Mendocino, California
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California

2010
Taste of Stevenswood, Mendocino, California

2011
Galerie Atelier 35, St. Remy de Provence

2016
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California

 

upcoming exhibitions

2016
Ibiza, Spain

 

achievements
  • New York City JVC Jazz Festival Exhibition - Award for ‘Coltrane’
  • Galerie Adler, Paris France - critical acclaim from the prestigious “La Gazette de L’Hotel Drout” for both exhibitions (2003, 2004)
  • United Nations, New York City, USA – invited to exhibit 
  • Museo Vittoriano, Rome, Italy - invited to exhibit

 

Jennifer Linley Taylor, Cherchez La Femme
"Cherchez La Femme," 2003, paper collage on canvas panel, 63 3/4" x 51 1/4"
Jennifer Linley Taylor, Charlie Christian Plugs Into Jazz
"Charlie Christian Plugs Into Jazz," 2002, paper collage, felt-tip pen, spray enamel, vinyl and wood on canvas panel, 48" x 48"