Theresa Taylor is a contemporary visual artist based in the north west of England.
Her practice focusses on the experience and process of time and it's passing in both its interior and exterior realms. Although her practice is non-figurative there is a marked emphasis on a human presence as she investigates psychological spaces , using the natural world metaphorically.
Her work is shown in the UK and internationally.
I've always been interested in both making art and questions about why and what we are ?
Consequently, I have woven a path between my backgrounds in psychotherapy , art therapy , and primarily fine art .. All of this interrelates and underpins my art practice.
I work out of my studio, near Lancaster, UK and at Art Lab Contemporary Print Studios, University of Central Lancashire , UK, where I am currently a resident artist.
I incorporate a wide base of materials and mediums - although printmaking is my primary medium. I like to take a research-based and experimental stance to my work, using unmeasured processes at times.
In summary, I work in both 2 and 3-D formats and I'm interested in the history of us and developing psychologically nuanced spaces and imagery that is suggestive of this. It is also informed by the natural world, particularly the sea, which I use as a reference point metaphorically.
I'm interested in the momentum of time and the history, process and experience of being alive, in it's various forms. The process of passing through time and the incessant flux of being alive is often implied, with the remains of trace imprints as evidence of what has been and now gone.
The reconfiguration from one thing or place to another is a repeated theme in my work, perpetual motion and change. I see my work as a kind of archaeology of being alive, sometimes my work seems as if it has been exhumed and remade.
I'm interested ultimately in the fragile balance between existence and extinction, the continued progression of being alive.
selected recent exhibitions
'MAKE COLOUR SING -
An International Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Art, curated by artist Laine Tomkinson, taking residence at The Nottingham Artist's Society Gallery, Nottingham.
A wide range of work from 8 artists undertaking 3 post graduate projects, based at Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, housed at the PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Together with Tina Dempsey, Jess Rotherham, Jane Bennett, Jacqui Symonds, Lanty Ball, Jenny Steele and Clifford Richard.
Coordinator, curator and exhibitor in this large commemorative international contemporary exhibition. Showing the work of 27 artists marking 40 years since the start of the Fine Art degree course. The exhibition shows recent work from selected ex-students and lecturers from the pioneers of the Fine Art Degree Course, Preston Polytechnic, initiated in the 1970's. Initially shown at The Gallery at The Storey, Lancaster and then PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire.
AWAGAMI MINIATURE PRINT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
A specifically focussed exhibition, using printmaking techniques on Japanese paper, held at the Imbe Art Space, Tokushima , Japan.
AT THE MARGINS
Selected work from the Aberystwyth Printmakers Group and the Printmakers Council of New Zealand.
Shown at both Napier, New Zealand and Aberystwyth University College of Art Gallery, Wales, UK.
FOUR ABSTRACT ARTISTS
Exhibition of floor and wall based work at The Gallery at The Storey, Lancaster, UK . Shown with work from artists Nigel Morris, Bryn Trescatheric and Jude Trescatheric
REVEALED-12 Contemporary Artist-Printmakers Collective
The Dutch House Gallery-The Kunsthuis, York, UK
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION
Manhattan Graphics, Manhattan, New York, US
WARRINGTON CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK
CADAQUES INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION-Touring 18 months
Touring Cadaques and Barcelona, Spain, Wingfields, Suffolk, UK, and Bages , SW France.
SEACOURT INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT BIENNALE
Seacourt International Print Centre, and FE McWilliam Galleries, County Down, Northern Ireland
BOUND BY PROCESS
Four- person exhibition held in 2 parts concurrently, at the PR1 Gallery, the University of Central Lancashire and The Harris Art Gallery and Museum, Preston, UK.
With Kathryn Poole, Alex McIntosh and Tracy Hill
ECHOES OF REPETITION:TRACE IMPRINT-OPEN VIEWING, solo
Three site-specific installations made during a 3 month residency at North-Light Mill, Brierfield, Lancashire
'A' AL OOCHEL
cultural Exchange-Mexico City photography students and artists from the University of Central Lancashire, exchange exhibition held at The Birley Project Space, Preston, Lancashire UK
A IS FOR ABER
Exhibition held at Aberystwyth University Art Gallery and other venues across Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
A POTENTIAL SPACE
A Potential Space- Site specific installation, Hanover Building, University of Central Lancashire, UK
SEACOURT ANNUAL SHOW
Seacourt International Print Centre, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Invited exhibition showing a range of printmaking practices, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
'A 'AL OOCHEL'
Shared cultural exchange show with Mexican artists, in Mexico at Escuela Activa de Fotographica and at the PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, UK
8 INTO 1
Impress Printmaking Collective, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Printmakers exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria, UK
Printmakers exhibition , St Georges Quay, Bolton, UK
GREENDOOR ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
Farfield Mill, Sedburgh , Cumbria, UK
OPEN UP NORTH
Large group show shown across 5 galleries across Kendal, Cumbria, UK
PRINTFEST at THE NORTHERN PRINT BIENNALE
Selected artist-printmakers atThe Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK
'A AL OOCHEL'
Galeria la Gandelaria, Mexico City
Solo, exhibition of wall-based work at The Brewhouse, Kendal, Cumbria
Selected group show, at Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
Solo exhibition of wall-based work, Eighth Day, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
Solo, exhibition of original prints-wall-based work, The Anthony Hopkins Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, North Wales
Solo exhibition of original prints and mixed media work, the main gallery,The World of Glass, St Helens,
-3-months residency at Yorkshire Street studio at Textile Candy, Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
-AA2A-artists residency at Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, the University of Central Lancashire, UK
-Artists residency-Seacourt International Print Centre, Bangor, Northern Ireland.UK
-Coordinator and curator of 'RECALL' -a large international contemporary exhibition, showed at The Gallery at The Storey, Lancaster, followed by the PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
-Artlab Fellowship Award, Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, University of Central Lancashire, UK
-3-month artists residency, North Light Mill, Brierfield Mill, Lancashire, UK
2013-15MA Fine Art- University of Central Lancashire, UK ,
1975-78BA (hons) Fine Art, Preston Polytechnic, Lancaster, UK,
1973-75Foundation Studies Fine Art, Rossendale College, Accrington,Lancashire,
Group Psychotherapy Advanced Modules, Group Analysis North, Manchester, under the auspices of The Institute of Group Analysis, London 2007-08,2008-09
Post Grad Clinical training Dynamic Psychotherapy, UK Council for Psychotherapy Registration, NWIDP, Manchester 1994-98
Group Drama-therapy Course, British Association of Drama Therapy, Wigan College, 1987-88
Group Psychotherapy Course, Group Analysis North, Manchester, 1983-84
Post Grad Dip in Art Therapy, British Association of Art Therapy registration, Hertfordshire University, St Albans, 1981-82