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Theresa Taylor is a contemporary visual artist based in the north west of England. She works from her studio there and currently at Art Lab Contemporary Print Studios, University of Central Lancashire.

Her practice focusses on the experience and process of time and it's passing in both its interior and exterior realms. Although abstract in essence her work suggests a marked human presence. She investigates internal/external psychologically imbued spaces, appropriating information from the natural world she creates atmospheric imagery that hovers mutably at the intersection of the conscious/unconscious.

Theresa Taylor's work references her many years in the past as a psychotherapist and an art therapist, within the NHS and in private practice, which she pursued alongside her art practice - now a full-time artist, her work is shown across the UK and internationally.


[b]Selected Recent Group Exhibitions


2018North Wales Print Fair, with Aberystwyth Printmakers, at Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, N Wales, November
2018GRAPHICALL International. Selected exhibition as part of Print Symposium at 4bid gallery, Amsterdam, 15-22December
2018 FLOURISH AWARD for excellence in printmaking
shortlisted group touring show-
*WYPW Gallery, Huddersfield, UK-12 Sep - 27 Oct
*PR1 Gallery, UCLan, Preston, UK-5 - 22 Nov
*Spike Print Studio, Spike Island, Bristol, UK-19 Jan -22 Feb
2018 'MAKE COLOUR SING -
ABSTRACTION NOW'.
An International Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Art, curated by artist Laine Tomkinson, taking residence at The Nottingham Artist's Society Gallery, Nottingham.
2017OUTCOME
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.[/i]
Together with Tina Dempsey, Jess Rotherham, Jane Bennett, Jacqui Symonds, Lanty Ball, Jenny Steele and Clifford Richard.
2017RECALL-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.
2017AWAGAMI MINIATURE PRINT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
A specifically focussed exhibition, using printmaking techniques on Japanese paper, held at the Imbe Art Space, Tokushima , Japan.
2017IMPRINT BIENNALE
Selected for Hull Capitol of Culture event, exhibition at The Ropewalk Gallery.
2017AT THE MARGINS
With 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.
2017FOUR 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
2017REVEALED-12 Invited Contemporary Artists-Printmakers Collective
The Dutch House Gallery-The Kunsthuis, York, UK
2016NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION
Manhattan Graphics, Manhattan, New York, USA
2016WARRINGTON CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK
2016CADAQUES INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION-Touring 18 months
Touring Cadaques and Barcelona, Spain, Wingfields, Suffolk, UK, and Bages , SW France.
2016SEACOURT INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT BIENNALE
Seacourt International Print Centre, and FE McWilliam Galleries, County Down, Northern Ireland
2016BOUND 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
Three site-specific installations made during a 3 month residency at North-Light Mill, Brierfield, Lancashire
2016'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
2016A IS FOR ABER
Exhibition held at Aberystwyth University Art Gallery and other venues across Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
2015 Seacourt International Print Centre, Bangor, Northern Ireland
2015 FINE PRINT:Selected for an exhibition showing a range of printmaking practices, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
2015'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
20158 INTO 1
Impress Printmaking Collective, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, UK
2014INPRINT COLLECTIVE
Printmakers exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria, UK
2014JOURNEY
Printmakers exhibition ,The Gallery at St Georges House, Bolton, UK
2014GREENDOOR ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
Farfield Mill, Sedburgh , Cumbria, UK
2014OPEN UP NORTH
Large group show shown across 5 galleries across Kendal, Cumbria, UK
2014PRINTFEST at THE NORTHERN PRINT BIENNALE
Selected artist-printmakers at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK
2014'A AL OOCHEL', International Exchange, Galeria la Candela, Mexico City and Artlab, Preston, UK
2014RESONANCE
Solo, exhibition of wall-based work at The Brewhouse, Kendal, Cumbria
2014GALLERY 23
Selected group show, at Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK

Solo/two person shows

2020 SPATIALITY (with Nigel Morris) Sugar Store Gallery, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.
2019 Name to be confirmed (with Georgianna Cardoso),The Gallery at St Georges House, Bolton, Lancs
2019SPATIALITY (with Nigel Morris) The Thomas Storey Gallery, Lancaster
2019 SPATIALITY with Nigel Morris at the MOSTYN, Llandudno, N Wales.
2015 A POTENTIAL SPACE, UCLan, Preston, Lancs
2015Echoes of Repetition: Trace Imprint, site-specific installation, North Light Mill, Brierfield, Lancs
2014 Eighth Day, Oxford Road, Manchester
2013Solo, exhibition of original prints-wall-based work, The Anthony Hopkins Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, North Wales
2013 A Multitude of Meaning, The World of Glass, St Helens
2013 Original prints, Garstang Fine Art
2013 The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster
2013Bellwood and Wright Fine Art, Lancaster
2013 The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
2013The Spectrum Gallery, Machynllyth-work exhibited between 2011-2014
2013 Printfest, Original Print Festival, Ulverston, Cumbria -2001-2014

OTHER

2018
-3-months residency at Yorkshire Street studio at Textile Candy, Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

2016-2017
-AA2A-artists residency at Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, the University of Central Lancashire, UK
-Artists residency-invited speaker-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.
2015-2016
-Artlab Fellowship Award, Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, University of Central Lancashire, UK
-3-month artists residency, North Light Mill, Brierfield Mill, Lancashire, UK

education

Art Practice-
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,

Psychotherapy-
Group Psychotherapy Advanced Modules, Group Analysis North, Manchester, under the auspices of The Institute of Group Analysis, London 2007-08/2008-09
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, (Inst Group Analysis, London )1983-84
Post Grad Dip in Art Therapy, B.A.A.T registration, Hertfordshire University, St Albans, Herts1981-82

AWARDS, other
Print of August with Top Printmaker, on-line forum, 2018
Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking,(shortlisted) 2018
Artists Access to Art colleges award,2016/17
Commendation for work, WLO exhibition, Ormskirk, Chapel Gallery, 2016
Fellowship Award, Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, UCLan, 2015/16