ARTWORK

Oakland based contemporary painter Taylor Smalls creates large scale dynamic female portraiture. She explores the faint color variation skin contains, as well as the way in which eyes and mouths express subtle emotion. Her primary tool, the pallet knife, enables a moderate amount of control over a piece while still allowing the paint to meld and layer as it assumes a character of its own. Taylor’s approach to gynocentric portraiture tends to alter, blend, and  exaggerate the physical features that typically correspond with the subject’s race, gender, or known trademark. 
 

EXHIBITIONS

NOVEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019
WOC,
MANNYS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

NOVEMBER 2018-
THE RIGHT LEFT HAND,
111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA


july - september 2018
weiji
solo show
southern pacific, san francisco, ca


JUNE 2017-
SUMMER OF LOVE,
111 MINNA, san francisco, ca

JUNE 2017-
WHERE PAST MEETS PRESENT,
DADA GALLERY, san francisco, ca

april 2017-
nasty woman,
omi gallery, oakland, ca

april 2017- 
initial, 
solo show
bazaar cafe, san francisco, ca

march 2017-
for the mamis,
nomans, san francisco, ca

february 2017-
connected,
public works, san francisco, ca

december 2016-
silent night,
haight gallery, san francisco, ca

July 2016-
Solidarity- Unity-Acceptance, 
111 Minna, san francisco, ca

july 2016-
Familiar deconstructed,
smash gallery, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

may 2016-
what is your sanctuary,
111 minna, san francisco, ca

may, june, july 2016-
imprinted,
thatcher gallery, san francisco, ca

april 2016 -
sanctuary,
de young museum, san francisco, ca

april, may, june 2016 -
31st Made in california juried exhibition,
city of brea art gallery, brea, ca

March 2016 -
Global women's right forum,
usfca, san francisco, ca

may, June, july 2015 -
intermedia,
thatcher gallery, san francisco, ca

may 2015 -  
grow a pair,
incline gallery, san francisco, ca




awarded-
2nd place prize, 31ST MADE IN CALIFORNIA JURIED EXHIBITION, CITY OF BREA ART GALLERY, BREA, CA

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