All works © Art By J. Taylor 2019. Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Artist J. Taylor.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In a society where popularity supersedes authenticity, I seek balance. I believe in what I create and acknowledge my creative influences with gratitude. My work is designed to provoke question and stimulate thought to whomever may view it with the intent to galvanize them. In a society that is need of inspiration, I’ve committed to play my part artistically. My creative process is unpredictable so I'm learning to respect my own mind as an artist and evolve organically. I choose not to be confined to black or white in a grey world. I will remain a student of the universe.  It's all about the art.  

 

BIOGRAPHY

J. Taylor is a contemporary artist whose work wavers between portraiture and design as he investigates mindsets within environments dichotomized by classism, racism, and sexism. Taylor’s free-flowing style authorizes him to deliver a visual language of storytelling through various mediums but most commonly through a combination of paint, photography, film, and poetry.  References of humility and egotism are often integrated in his work as concepts that reflect self-awareness and balance as a way to shift cultural narratives in an effort to build self-value.  His work exercises vibrations through the exploration of color frequencies and is inspired by everyday experiences and evolution.  Each piece is designed to provoke thought and question giving each viewer the opportunity to connect with their own reality and possibly learn something new about themselves. 

 

Born in Southern California, artist J. Taylor studied Art and Design at California State University Los Angeles.  He is based in Dallas Texas and is currently working on his twelfth professional year as a full-time independent artist.

 

SELECT SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

 

“EVOLVE” - Janette Kennedy Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2018.

 

“THOUGHT” - Janette Kennedy Gallery- (Dallas, TX) 2018. 

 

“LEVEL” - Cliff Gallery, Mountain View College - (Dallas, TX) 2017.

 

“Grey Area” - Janette Kennedy Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2016.

 

“Grey Area Level Seven” - Janette Kennedy Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2014.  

  

“It's A Matter Of Taste” - Papillion Gallery - (Los Angeles, CA) 2012.

 

“Forever Young” - Papillion Gallery - (Los Angeles, CA) 2011.

 

“Emotions Of A King” - Back Space Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“Silent Treatment” - Koffee Day Spa - (Dallas, TX) 2009.

 

“Hue-Man” - Swirll Wine Bar - (Dallas, TX) 2009.

 

“Living Room Exhibit #2” - W Hotel - (New Orleans, LA) 2009.

 

“The Soul of Essence” - NV Lounge - (New Orleans, LA) 2009.

 

“Living Room Exhibit #1” - W Hotel - (New Orleans, LA) 2009.

 

“Color Is King” - Home Show - (Dallas, TX) 2008.

 

“Mission Statement” - Essence Festival, NV Lounge - (New Orleans, LA) 2008.

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

”Collaboration” - The Gallery At The Fairmont - (Dallas, TX) 2015.

 

“Lamar Street Festival” - South Side On Lamar - (Dallas, TX) 2013.

 

“Open Studio Tour” - Cedars Art District - (Dallas, TX) 2012.

 

“Celebration Of The Arts” - Omni Hotel - (Dallas, TX) 2012.

 

“Cirque De La Musique” - Gallery At Midtown - (Dallas, TX) 2012.

 

“More Than Words” - Ilume Gallerie - (Dallas TX) 2011.

 

“Twenty” - Fusion Home Fashion - (Dallas, TX) 2011.

 

“Art of Skateboarding” - South Side Lamar - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“PINK” - Rising Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“Gala and Silent Auction” - African  American Museum - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“I Am Here” - South Side Lamar - (Dallas TX) 2009.

 

“D Mag Art Slam” - Fashion Industry Gallery - (Dallas TX) 2009.

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS/INSTALLATIONS:

 

“The Spread Love Experiment #1” - (International) 2015.

 

“The Father Project” - Janette Kennedy Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2014.

 

“Art + Advocacy” - Fashion Industry Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2011.

 

“Shooting For The Stars” - Cattle Barron’s Ball - (Dallas TX) 2011.

 

“Art + Advocacy” - Fashion Industry Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“Touching A Life Auction” - The National Basketball Wives Association, NBA All-Star Weekend - (Dallas, TX) 2010.

 

“Lobby Installation” - W Hotel - (New Orleans, LA) 2009.

 

“Obelisk Mural Project” - North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts - (Dallas, TX) 2008.

 

“20th Annual Obelisk Awards Gala” - North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts - Fashion Institute Gallery - (Dallas, TX) 2008.

 

“Anonymous, A Runway Exhibit of Art & Fashion” - Presented by The Anonymous Art Gallery, LFT Victory Park Plaza - (Dallas, TX) 2007.

 

Nsyde Out Official Launch” - Lotus - (Dallas, TX) October 7, 2007.

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