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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