Blends painting with elements of technology, science and mechanics to create an unexpected and transformative experience.
Within Taylor Smith’s work, she uses abstraction, figuration and elements of pop art to speak to the corruption of technology, science and our natural resources. To accomplish this, Smith uses a wide variety of materials and mediums including discarded analog technology and commercial packaging, while also incorporating mathematics, organic chemistry, mechanics and photography into works that interest her. Smith also works with 8mm film and other analog film mediums to blend the practice of filmmaking and painting. Her recent work explores the relationship between corrupted technology, wealth, luxury, inequality, art history and the ordered world of still life and traditional portraiture. Ultimately her intention is to blend painting with elements of technology, science and mechanics to create an unexpected and transformative experience.
Smith received her B.A. from Indiana University (Bloomington), and studied at the AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) from in Berlin and Nürnberg, Germany.
Recent collaborations include large-scale projects with The Charles Krug Winery in California and Carnival Cruise Lines corporate headquarters in Miami. Smith’s work is represented by various galleries across the country, including Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, and Utah. Her work has also been shown at Art Hamptons in New York, Art Basel Miami and at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in Chicago. Smith also holds a fellowship grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation and the Indianapolis Arts Council.
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