Stephen Taylor is a California Native, born and raised in Southern California. He currently resides in San Antonio Texas with his wife and three young girls. He is a full time student at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he is set to graduate with his MFA in Painting in May of 2019. He is a current student, teacher, and business owner. Stephen graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a BFA in painting and has show history throughout Texas, California, and New Jersey. The art Stephen produces focuses on the fun, energetic, freedom of the human spirit. Even in handling sensitive topics within social issues today, Stephen strives to focus on the individuals character, heart, or spirit.
2016 - PRESENT
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (MFA, May 2019)
2008 - 2010 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
- Graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts. 3.4 GPA
- Winner of Falicitas Whelan Award for Outstanding young artist
- Best of Show 2009-2010 Student Exhibition
2006 – 2008
- Best of Show In 2007 Martin Museum South Texas Fine Arts Exhibition
- Best of Show in 2008 Martin Museum Student Exhibition
- Personal Studio Assistant for Karl Umlauf (Artist in Residence)
2010 - 2011 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
- Built Art Department for Liberty Christian Christina Schools Upper school (9-12)
- Introduce curriculem and technique instruction to grades 7 - 12
2012 - Present, PRIVATE LABEL STUDIO INC,
Private Label Studio is a company my wife and I started through my artwork consisting of Fine Arts and Marketing. During this time, I worked as a professional Artist in Los Angeles California and Orange County.
2014 – PRESENT
- Build Art Department for BASIS San Antonio North Central
- Teach Grades 6th – 12
- Train Art teachers
- Handle Budgetary issues.
EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERYINFO
2015 - Tidwell Bible Building, Baylor University (Commission)
2014 - Beverly Hills Affair in the Gardens Art Competition (2nd Place Drawing)
2013 - Beverly Hills Affair in the Gardens Art Competition (3rd Place Drawing)
2012 - 2014 Multiple commissions and sales through Gallery HB
2012 - Museum Natural History Los Angeles "Dino Hall"
2012 - Guitartown, Los Angeles
2012 - Hitchcock Burton Show, New Jersey, NJ
2011 - Lawrence Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
2011 - Fischer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca
2011 (Spring)- Fischer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca
2011 (Fall) - Fischer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca
2010 (Fall) - Fischer Museum, Los Angeles, Ca
2009 - Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, Ca
2009 - Lawrence Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
2008 (Spring) Martin Museum, Waco,Tx
2008 (Fall) Martin Museum, Waco, Tx
2008 Texas Friends Museum, Dallas, T
My works are celebrations of life, and of the individual character of a child, which must be honored. Looking is something we all do, but seeing is something else entirely. Through my process, I have learned to “see” my subjects. I create with charcoal powder, block, and pencil, sometimes using an eraser but often times using my hands to create gentle shadows and transitions within the work. In creating this way I have come too I love the texture of the dust, and the way it moves. In addition, the black and white truly enhances the subject for me and allows me to focus on the subject to the exclusion of all else.
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