Theresa Taylor is a contemporary visual artist based in the north west of England. Her practice focusses on the experience of time and it's passing in both its interior and exterior realms.
I currently work out of my studio south of Lancaster and at Artlab Contemporary Print Studio's , UCLan, Preston, UK.
My work is underpinned by psychoanalytic principles and is heavily influenced by the natural world, in particular the ocean, which I use as a metaphor for the unconscious as well as the incessant flux of time in the immediate present and of time moving by.
One area of interest is the notion of immersion and emergence, in that it represents a movement or cycle of regeneration.
This central thread of 'time' is reflected in the treatment of the materials and processes I use, so that layering and revealing facilitate an accent on the idea of a build up of experiences.
I often describe my work as 'an archaeology of being alive' and consider myself to be searching for experiences of being alive as source material. This no doubt references my backgrounds in both Fine Art and Psychotherapy, ( I worked for many years as an art therapist and as a psychotherapist, within the NHS and in private practice.)
My art practice pays attention to such things as incidental scars, marks, scratches, stains and so on, which I find incessantly interesting; 'life marks'.
Site specific 3D work, responds to the imagined previous lives of the space that I find myself working in, part factual and part imagined,acknowledging the memory of the space. Alongside this I'm interested in the overall physicality of the space and what remains from it's previous usage and life, if anything. This will lead me in a responsive and partly process led direction and train of thought.
Although my primary medium is printmaking I move between 2D and 3D formats, often combining both in a single project and incorporating a range of mediums, processes and materials. The haptic responses in the viewer is important, as I strive for a full experience that is both engaging and visceral.
My work is shown in the north-west of England, the UK generally and internationally.
'Making Colour Sing'. - A 13 artist exhibition held from 6 - 13 May, at The Nottingham Artist's Society Gallery, Nottingham.
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.
I both curated and took part in this large commemorative international contemporary exhibition marking 40 years post graduate artists work, from the early years of the Fine Art Degree Course, Preston Polytechnic. Initially shown at The Gallery at The Storey, Lancaster and then PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire.
AWAGAMI MINIATURE PRINT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Imbe Art Space, Tokushima , Japan.
AT THE MARGINS
Selected work from the Aberystwyth Printmakers Group and the Printmakers Council of New Zealand shown at 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 with Nigel Morris, Bryn Trescatheric and Jude Trescatheric
REVEALED-12 Printmakers Collective
Invited,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 Cadaques and Barcelona, Spain, Wingfields, Suffolk, UK, and Bages , SW France.
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,at the PR1 Gallery, the University of Central Lancashire and The Harris Art Gallery and Museum, Preston, UK
ECHOES OF REPETITION:TRACE IMPRINT
Three site-specific installations made during a 3 month residency at North-Light Mill, Brierfield, Lancashire
'A' AL OOCHEL
Mexico City and University of Central Lancashire exchange exhibition held at The Birley Project Space, Preston, Lancashire UK
A IS FOR ABER
Exhibition held at Aberystwyth University 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 exhibition with Mexican artists, 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
NORTHERN PRINT BIENNALE
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK
'A AL OOCHEL'
Galeria la Gandelaria, Mexico City
'EL CLUB VENGENZAS'
My work was used as part of an experimental theatre production- in Mexico City
Solo exhibition at The Brewhouse, Kendal, Cumbria
Selected group show, at Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
Solo exhibition, Eighth Day, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
-AA2A-artists residency at Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, the University of Central Lancashire, UK
-Artists residency-Seacourt International Print Centre, Northern Ireland
-Artlab Fellowship Award, University of Central Lancashire, UK
-3-month artists residency, North Light Mill, Brierfield, UK
-MA Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, UK
-Registration clinical training in psychotherapy, UK Council for Psychotherapy and North West Institute of Dynamic Psychotherapy (trainer member) Manchester
-Post Graduate registration training in Art Therapy, University of Hertfordshire
-BA hons Fine Art, Preston Polytechnic, Lancaster annexe,UK
-Foundation studies in art, Rossendale College, Accrington, Lancashire, UK