Selected works


2005 M.F.A. in Visual Art, Columbia University, New York, NY
2001 B.F.A. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Public Collections
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art, Bentonville, AR
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA 
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Orlando Museum of Art
The Seavest Collection
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH 
West Collection

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021    Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, travelling to Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (upcoming)
2020   Solo exhibition, James Cohan Gallery, NY, NY (upcoming)
2019    The Needle's Eye, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg (upcoming)
2017    The Backwards Forward, James Cohan Gallery, LES, NY, NY
2015    Savage Root, Chateau de Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland
2013    Surface Tension, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2010    Foreclosed, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
            Un/Inhabited, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
2009   Alison Elizabeth Taylor, the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
2008    Alison Elizabeth Taylor, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2006    Idyll, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Public Project
2017    Reclamation, Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York, NY, permanent installation

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019     Bodies at Work, Baxter St at CCNY, New York, NY
             Borders, James Cohan, New York, NY
             20th Anniversary Exhibition, James Cohan Glalery, NY, NY
2018     Pardon My Language curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg   
             Makeshift, curated by Michelle Grabner, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2016     I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
             In Residence II, Oliver Sears Gallery, London, United Kingdom Land Escapes, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
             Intimisms, James Cohan, New York, NY
2015     Winter in America, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY
             Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
             Winter in America, Jack Shainman, The School, Kinderhook, NY
             I am a mie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2014     First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, curated by Berta Sichel, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 
             The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
             Branching Out: Trees as Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
             Escape from New York; New Garde Now!, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
             The Fifth Season, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
             Stationary Realms, University of Arkansas, FNAR, Fayetteville, AR
             Des hommes et la forêt, Château de Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland
             Re-presenting Representation VIII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
             BEYOND EARTH ART, Herbert F.Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
             Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
             Shooting the moon in the eye, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2013    Unfolding Tales: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2012     I am you and you are me, perhaps, Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain
             Simulacrum, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
             Against the Grain, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, travelling to Museum of Art and
Design, New York, NY
             Campaign, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, C24 gallery, New York, NY
             Object Fictions, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
             Bending the Mirror, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2011     American Gothic: Aaron Spangler & Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Southeastern Center for
Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
             Bitches Brew, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
             Surface Value: James Gobel, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Des Moines Art
Center, Des Moines, IA
2010 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, curated by Nancy Malloy and Marhall Price, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
         Libros de cuentos, curated by Kevin Power, Puerto de Santander, Santander, Spain
2009 Young Americans, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
         Supramundane, Ambach and Rice Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Under the Influence, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2007 MASK, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
         The Powder Room, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
         Truly She is None Other, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Other America, Exit Art, New York, NY
         Dirty Pigeons, 96 Gillespie, London, United Kingdom
2004 Gio Ponti, curated by Chip Tom, Acme, Los Angeles, CA,
         Untold Tales, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
         John Yau +3, Volume Gallery, New York, NY
         Hungry Eyes, curated by Ali Subotnik, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
2003 Lead Poisoning, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Le Dernier Cri, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         Godfrey Daniels School of Charm, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         High on Life, curated by Tom Patterson, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
         Superheroes, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Spring Exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Work reproduced
2015 Savage Root, Château de Nyon, Nyon, France, June – October 2015
2010 Electric Literature, New York, NY Issue 5 2010
2008 Brooklyn Review, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Summer 2008
2007 Harper's Magazine, New York, NY, August 2007
2004 Neither Here Nor There: The Melvins, Ipecac Press, April 2004
2001 Fishwrap, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Spring 2001
2011 Publishing Residency Lower Eastside Printshop, New York, NY
2009 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington D.C.
2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award, New York, NY
2006 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Herbert S. Germaise Fellowship for painting and drawing, Columbia University, New York, NY
2003 Beach Fund Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
2000 California Painter’s Scholarship, CA
1999 Merit Scholarship, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1998 Art Center at Night Scholarship, Pasadena, CA
2018 Rodney, Seph, “Turning the Artist’s Studio Inside Out,” Hyperallergic, November 16, 2018.
         Volk, Gregory, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor”, Art in America, February 1, 2018.
2017 Rodney, Steph, “Surreal Scenes of the American West Ingeniously Rendered in Wood”, Hyperallergic, December 22, 2017.
         Sheets, Hilarie, “At Cornell Tech, Art Engineered for the Imagination,” The New York Times, September 12, 2017.
2015 Herriman, Kat. “Alison Elizabeth Taylor Is a Wizard with Wood,” W Magazine, September 1, 2015.         
         Dumont, Etienne, “NYON/Le Château montre les marqueteries d'Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Bilan, July 13, 2015.
2014 Van Straatan, Laura, “Love And (Art) Lust At Frieze,” Whitewall, May 15, 2014
2013 Smith, Roberta, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor: ‘Surface Tension,’” The New York Times, November 14, 2013.       
         Greenberger, Alex, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor on ‘Harnessing the Power of Beauty’ Through Marquetry,” Artspace, November 18, 2013.
         Gopnik, Blake, “A Venner of Charm, With Depth,” The Daily Beast, October 30, 2013.
         Brito, Maria Gabriela, “From the Studio to the Gallery: Surface Tension with Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Out There NYC, October 25, 2013.
         Tan, Dion, “VIDEO: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Veteran of Veneer,” Artinfo October 24, 2013. “Alison Elizabeth Taylor. Surface Tension,” Wall Street International, October 18, 2013.
         Messina, Melissa, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor Brings It to the Table,” Artcore Journal, July 21, 2013.
         Staff, “Table by Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Minnie Muse, April 21, 2013.
         Cunningham, Bill, “Evening Hours,“ The New York Times, April 28, 2013.
         Beck, Jamie and Burg, Kevin, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Ann Street Studio, April 17, 2013.
         Mendelsohn, Meredith, “Using Wood, Contemporary Artists Go ‘Against the Grain,’” Arts Observer, April 8, 2013.
         Carpenter, Sara, “Against the Grain,” Dwell Magazine, April 2, 2013.
         Mendelsohn, Meredith, “Board Expression,” ArtNews, March 2013.
         Mendelsohn, Meredith, “Museum of Arts & Design showcases objects that toy with our expectations about a utilitarian material,” Artnews, March 11, 2013.
2012 I am you and you are me, perhaps. Exhibition Catalog. Santandar, Spain: Galería Juan Silió, 2012.       
         Sheets, Hilarie M., “Use Your Illusion,” ARTnews, April 2012.
         Celis, Barbara, “Carpintera, Artista y Artesana,” ARS Magazine, March 2012.
2011 Feaster, Felicia, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Art Papers, March – April 2011.
2010 French, Christopher, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” ARTnews, Summer 2010.
         “Alison Elizabeth Taylor: Critics’ Pick,” New York Magazine, June 2010.
          Vanderbilt, Tom, “Grand Illusion,” The Wall Street Journal Magazine, June 2010.
          Pasulka, Nicole, “Foreclosed,” The Morning News, June 7, 2010.
          Andersen, Kurt, Radio interview with Alison Elizabeth Taylor, “Foreclosed,” Studio 360, June 6, 2010.     
          Rosenberg, Karen, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor: ‘Foreclosed,’” The New York Times, June 4, 2010.   
          Mendelsohn, Meredith, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Modern Painters, May 20, 2010.
          Ciuraru, Carmela, “Interview with Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Readymade, May 14, 2010.
          Jung-im, Seo, “An Artist’s Wood Puzzles Crossing the Boundary between Highbrow and Culture,” ArtCo, April 2010.
          Rosenberg, Karen, “Academy Gives Art Some Wiggle Room,” The New York Times, February 18, 2010.
2009 Humphrey, David, Blind Handshake: Art Writing and Art 1990-2008. New York: Periscope Publishing, 2009.
         Sheets, Hilarie M., “Critics Pick: Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” ARTnews, January 2009.
         Sudarsky, Noah Marcel, “All the Art that’s Fit to Drink,” Artscape, June August 2009.
2008 Frankel, David, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Artforum, October 2008.
         Koplos, Janet, "Alison Elizabeth Taylor," Art in America, September 2008.
         Turner, Christopher, “Against the Grain,” Modern Painters, July – August 2008.
         Baker, R.C., “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” Village Voice, June 17, 2008.
         “The Revivalist: Into the Woods,” New York Magazine, June 23, 2008.
         “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, June 23, 2008.
          Armetta, Amoreen, “Critic’s Picks,” Artforum, June 10, 2008.
          Gopnik, Blake, “Going With the Grain to Convey Her Vision,” Washington Post, June 7, 2008.
          Kino, Carol, “An Artist Breathes New Life into Renaissance Ways With Wood,” The New York Times, May 27, 2008.
2006 Cohen, David, "The Greats in the Galleries," The New York Sun, December 28, 2006.
         Cohen, David, "Angst & Beauty," The New York Sun, September 21, 2006.
         Baker, R.C., “Best in Show: Requiescat in Pace,” The Village Voice, September 21, 2006.         
         Cohen, David, "New Art on the Walls—and the Floor & Ceiling, Too,” The New York Sun, September 20, 2006.
         Genocchio, Ben, “Alison Elizabeth Taylor,” The New York Times, September 8, 2006
         Camhi, Leslie, “Into the Wood,” Vogue, September 2006.
          Yau, John, "Alison Elizabeth Taylor with John Yau," The Brooklyn Rail, September 2006.
         "Alison Elizabeth Taylor at James Cohan Gallery," Makezine, September 2006.
2004 Palmer, Valerie, "Alison Elizabeth Taylor," Venus Magazine, Summer 2004.
2003 Westbrook, Lindsey, “Reviews,” Artweek, June 2003. “Shauna’s L.A. Round-up,” Coagula, July 2003.       
         Coley, Byron and Thurston Moore, “Bull Tongue,” Arthur Magazine, January 2003.
2002 Patterson, Tom, “High on Life,” Visions Magazine, 2002.


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