Joan Mitchell Center

Caleb Taylor

Sculpture, Collage, Photography
July 10 – August 4
Kansas City, MO
➔ www.calebtaylorart.com

Caleb Taylor is a Kansas City-based artist and educator whose practice freely navigates the disciplines of painting, photography, collage, and sculpture. He is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant and Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, and has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Urban Culture Project, and Ucross Foundation.  His work is published in New American Painting and has been exhibited at national venues including the Nerman MoCA, Grand Arts (KC), CUE Art Foundation (NY), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NY), and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (KC). Taylor’s work is collected nationally and is included in the public collections including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Polsinelli Law Firm (KC). He earned a MFA in painting from Montana State University-Bozeman (2008) and a BFA in painting and ceramics from Northwest Missouri State University (2004).  Currently, he is Associate Chair of the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.   

In addition to his studio practice, Taylor is a founding member of PLUG Projects (2011-2016), a curatorial collaboration in Kansas City focused on bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. PLUG energizes artists and the public at large by presenting exhibitions of challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network. PLUG is a recipient of a 2011 Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and Charlotte Street Foundation.  Since opening, PLUG has curated forty-three exhibitions and countless public programs featuring the work of over two hundred national and international artists.

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Constructions Series - installation view 1

Constructions Series - installation view 1

2014-current, cut and folder paper, installation dimensions vary

based on site

Constructions Series - installation view 2

Constructions Series - installation view 2

2014-current, cut and folder paper, installation dimensions vary, based on site

Land/Mark

Land/Mark

installation view – collaborative exhibition with Armin Muhsam, 2014, Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University – foreground: Constructions Series, background: Presence of Absences Series

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #1)

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #1)

2014, cut and layered photographic prints, 25 x 54 inches

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #2)

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #2)

2014, cut and layered photographic prints, 25 x 54 inches

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #3)

Untitled (Presence of Absence Series #3)

2015, cut and layered photographic prints, 25 x 54 inches

Missouri Bank Artboards Commission – Kansas City

Missouri Bank Artboards Commission – Kansas City

2014, digital image on eco-flex vinyl, 12.5 x 27 feet each