About

Welcome to my website. I am excited to share my work with you, as I am excited to enter my studio almost every day and continue where I stopped the day before. I really didn’t stop, however; I played with what I am working on in my mind and now I am back again to pick up the trail.

Much of my work happens in series, as you can see with my Farms or Urban Bop pieces. As in music, I enjoy variations on a theme, and creating groups of pieces related by a theme allows me to pursue it from many angles.

I am a sculptor, and also a painter. I use my three-dimensional metal forms as canvases for a variety of paint applications.

A good amount of my work is created for site-specific locations. I am happy to work with you to create a piece or pieces for a particular site, and doing so is always an intriguing challenge. It is a reward to be able to change the landscape just a bit in a thoughtful manner.

If you see some music in my compositions, it is there. Music is quite important to me and to life.

Here is my Bio:

Richard Taylor           

3007 N. Newhall St., Milwaukee, WI 53211-3227

414-967-1449 (studio) • 414-708-3025 (cell)

rrtaylor@wi.rr.com • taylorsculpt.com

EDUCATION

1991              

MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM)

1981-84

Part-time studies, fine arts, San Diego Mesa College; San Diego City                                                  

College; University of California at San Diego

1981

BA, Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

EMPLOYMENT

1988-Present

Self-employed artist

2011-14         Adjunct instructor, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

1987-99         Artist-in-residence, Quad/Graphics, Pewaukee, WI (part-time)

1976-78         Saxophonist, Jose Martinez Orchestra

EXHIBITIONS

2015

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 3 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Miwaukee, WI; group show; Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA; group show; James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; group show

2014

Sculpturesite Gallery, Sonoma, CA; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show

Wisconsin Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, group show; Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI; 3 person show

2013

”Out of the Suitcase”, MIAD; group show; Coral Gables Museum, group show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; solo show

2012

Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, OK; group show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; group show; Paine Museum of Art, Oshkosh, WI; 2 person show; Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Focus on Color, group show; Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI; group show; Universtiy of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Continuum 2012, group show

2011

OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY; solo show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show; Art in Public Places Sculpture Exhibition; Stamford, CT

2010

KH Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show

2009

University of New England - Portland Campus; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; “Off the Wall”, solo show; Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA; Group show, Works on Paper; Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI

2008

SOPA Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada; 3 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Anniversary Show; group show; Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2-person show; Wisconsin Museum of Art, West Bend, WI; solo show

2007

OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY, solo show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; 2 person show; MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design), group show

2006

Kajima Sculpture Awards Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan; group show; Fresh Paint, Los Angeles, California; group show; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2-person show; Continuum 5; Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Inova, group show

2005

Paint on Metal, Tucson Art Museum, group show; Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI; solo show

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI; solo show; Luckystar Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show

2004

Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL; group show; Waukesha Civic Theater, Waukesha, WI; 2-person show; Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI, group show; 3rd Ward Sculpture Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI

2003

Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, group show; West Bend Art Museum, WI; group show; Wisconsin Presents, Wisconsin Lutheran College, group show; Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show

2002

OK Harris Works of Art, NY, NY, solo show; Mad River, San Francisco, group show; Ira Pinto Gallery, Washington DC, group show;l Navy Pier Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL, curated by Dave Hickey

2001

Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, group show; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, group show; Europa Gallery, Hannover, Germany, group show; Nortel Networks Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, solo show; West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI, featured outdoor sculpture

2000

Pier Walk 2000 Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL, group show ; Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan, WI, group show

1999

DeLind Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show

1998

Beyond the Object: Public Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

1994-96

Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show

1992

La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, group show

1991

Master’s Thesis Show, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1989

Aristoi Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, solo show

1988

UWM Union Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, “Really Big Shoe”

1983-84

San Diego Art Institute, group show

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

550 Washington Building, Chicago, IL

All Saints Hospital, Racine, WI                                                                   

Allen Bradley Corp., Milwaukee, WI

Blettner Building, Madison, WI

Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Curative Rehabilitation, Milwaukee,WI

Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, WI

Esker Hall, UW-Whitewater, % for Art Commission

Flad Architects, Madison, WI

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

General Electric Medical Systems, Pewaukee, WI

Guaranty Bank, Milwaukee, WI

SC Johnson Co., Racine, WI

Kaiser Hospitals, CA

Marnell Corrao, Shreveport, LA

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Meijer

Milwaukee Public Central Library

Mc Kinley Marina, Milwaukee County

Quad/Graphics, Pewaukee, WI; Sussex, WI; Lomira, WI; The Rock, GA; Saratoga Springs, NY

Rockwell International, Milwaukee, WI

Ruud Lighting, Racine, WI

St. Lukes Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Modesto, CA

U.S. Robotics, Chicago, IL             

Virchow Krause, Madison, WI

Valley Center Hospital, Santa Clara, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Nieman Marcus

SPX

Visa

General Electric Medical Systems

Quad/Graphics

Rockwell International

Rouse Properties, NY, NY

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

Koehler Winery, Santa Barbara, CA

Hewlett-Packard

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS / COMMISSIONS

City of Beaverton, OR

City of East Lansing, MI

City of Skokie, IL

City of Dowagiac, MI

City of Wauwatosa, WI

City of Mount Vernon, IL

City of Green Bay, WI / Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council

City of Waukesha, WI; Transit Center

City of Atlanta, GA; Hardy Ivy Park

City of Beaverton, OR; City Park

Universty of Wisconsin, Parkside

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI

State of Louisiana, LaSalle Building, Baton Rouge, LA

PUBLICATIONS

“Paint on Metal”, Tucson Museum of Art, 2005

“Navy Pier Walk”, Chicago Navy Pier Sculpture Exhibition, 2002

AWARDS

Artist of the Year, 2011; Milwaukee Arts Board

Louis Weinberg Sculpture Competition Winner, Skokie Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL; 2011

Semi-finalist, Kajima Sculpture Competition, Tokyo, Japan 2005

ART DONATED FOR GOOD CAUSES

Alzheimers Fund, Milwaukee, WI

SRAM Bikes for Africa, New York, NY

AIDS Auction Milwaukee

Art Pop, Art for AIDS, Milwaukee, WI

Oshkosh Nutcracker Fund, Oshkosh, WI

Madison Youth Symphony, Madison, WI

Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation, Dallas, TX

MIAD Scholarship Fund, Milwaukee, WI