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Biography: Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor was born in Tehran, Iran, and lived in eight different countries on five continents before he was 20. His work is a product of these experiences; he exploits the friction generated within a material and process that is a product of convention, tradition and history.

He earned a BFA from Ohio State University in 1999, and in 2002 completed an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Taylor has earned numerous awards, fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation on the Arts and RISD. He has traveled and worked extensively in Europe, especially in Denmark. He has been an artist-in-residence at many institutions around the world and his work is exhibited widely.