Alison Elizabeth Taylor


B. 1973, SELMA, AL



Alison Elizabeth Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA from Columbia University in New York (2005) and BFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2001. Significant solo shows include:  Musée Historique, Chateau de Nyon, Switzerland (2015);  Surface Tension, James Cohan Gallery (2013); Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center and American Gothic: Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Aaron Spangler, SECCA, NC (2012);  Un/Inhabited at SCAD, Savannah and Atlanta and Foreclosed, James Cohan Gallery (2010) ;  The College of Wooster Art Museum, OH (2009) ;  Alison Elizabeth Taylor, James Cohan Gallery (2008,); Idyll, James Cohan Gallery (2006).


Important group shows include: First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Trees as Art, Peabody Essex Museum, MA; Stationary Realms, University of Arkansas;  Re-presenting Representation VIII, Arnot Art Museum, NY and BEYOND EARTH ART: Contemporary Artists and the Environment, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY (2014);  Unfolding Tales: Selection from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum of Art(2013); 2 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NY (2012).


Taylor is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow.