Austyn Taylor

Artist Statement

Somewhere between "hype" and "hope" exists a cast of characters - animals - all of whom have been with me throughout my life. The light of their poses is a colorful one, reflecting an outlook on being that is both optimistic and realistic. Self-aware shadows cast an outline of total assurance. Their dynamic emotions project a certain carnal freedom, fixated in the present moment, providing a welcome respite from our human perception of time.


For 6 years Taylor has worked in studios around the world as a resident artist. Formerly trained as a painter and philosopher in New York and once an art teacher for the youths of Denver, Colorado she has lectured on sculpture, philosophy and art history at UCLA, CCA, SFAI, MSU, CCAFA and Alfred University. Currently based in Albion, CA, USA.