New Geometries by Karyn Taylor

Linear Time Loop, 2015, Perspex, edition of 3 + 1 AP

New Geometries

Karyn Taylor

21 July to 09 August 2015

Karyn Taylor is interested in the space between the potential and the actual, the transitional state between energy and matter. Her starting point is the idea of quantum superposition, a state in which all potentials of a physical system exist simultaneously before ultimately collapsing into a single variant.

Education: Masters of Fine Arts (First Class), Elam, Auckland (2013); Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons), Massey University, Wellington (2005); Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing, Masters Institute, California, USA (1993); Visual Communications, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch (1992); Applied Art and Design, Otago Polytechnic, Otago (1989)

Awards/Distinctions:Finalist, Wallace Art Awards (2014); Finalist, Waikato Contemporary Art Awards (2014); Finalist, Wallace Art Awards (2012); Finalist, Lola Anne Tunbridge Award (2012); Mitre10 Mega, Dunedin Fringe Festival Grant (2008); North American Corporate Design Award – logo design (1994); North American Corporate Design Award – packaging design (1994); Murphy Award – packaging design (1994); West Coast Show Award – brochure design (1994)

Public Exhibitions:New Zealand Sculpture on Shore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland (2014); Wallace Art Awards, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville (2014); Waikato Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamilton (2014); New Beginnings in the Offing, Fuzzyvibes, Auckland (2014); Jacob’s Ladder, Corner Gallery, Auckland (2014);Abstract Philosophy, 30 Upstairs, Wellington (2013);The Other Place, Allpress Gallery, Auckland (2013); Launch 2012, Projectspace, Auckland(2012); Quietly Confident, SOFA Gallery, University of Canterbury(2012); Lola Anne Tunbridge Award, Projectspace, Auckland (2012); Jacob’s Ladder, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2010); A Matter of Mind, Dunedin Fringe Festival (2009); Practical Metaphysics, Dunedin Fringe Festival (2008);Exposure, Massey University, Wellington (2005); To There and Back Again, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (2005); Cup Cup, with Thomas Baryle, New Dowse Gallery, Lower Hutt (2004)

Publications/Articles:“National Contemporary Art Awards in Hamilton” by Peter Dornauf, eyecontactsite.com, September 1, 2014; “Project 015: Karyn Taylor (NZ)” by Rob Garrett, robgarrettcfa.com, April, 2014; “Thinking in the Abstract” by Glen Snow,eyecontactsite.com, October 23, 2013; “Eight Elam Graduates” by John Hurrell,eyecontactsite.com, August 27, 2013; “Take Note”, Otago Daily Times, March 18, 2010, p. 30; “Rear Lights” by Adrienne Rewi, Adrienne Rewi Online, June 1, 2010; “Fun house’ trip into the unknown” by Nigel Benson, Otago Daily Times, April 2, 2008, p. 12; “2008 Dunedin Fringe” by Nigel Benson, Otago Daily Times, April 3, 2008, p. 8; “Fringe Festival is Hotting up” by Neal Barber, Critic Magazine, March 10, 2008; “Invited Artists show a Fine Realism” by James Dignan, Otago Daily Times, April 10, 2008


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