Henry Taylor
Installation View
March 1April 4, 2015
Installation view
February 23March 30, 2013
Installation view
March 19May 7, 2011


Born in Oxnard, California, 1958

BA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 1995

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


One-Person Exhibitions

Henry Taylor: This Side, That Side, The Mistake Room, Guadalajara, Mexico
Camarillo State Hospital, Henry Taylor’s, Los Angeles, CA

Carlos/Ishikawa, London, United Kingdom 
Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Untitled, New York, NY
Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

March Forth, Untitled, New York, NY                                    
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Couch Paintings
, WPA, Los Angeles, CA

Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Mesler & Hug, Los Angeles, CA & Cardenas Bellenger, Paris, France

, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
, Basel, with Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Chicago Kin
, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

We’re all water, but some of us are muddy
, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Sis and Bra
, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Get Black
, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Reich, New York, NY

Free 99
, Sister, Los Angeles, CA                     

1234 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

30 Artists in 30 Days
, Georges, Los Angeles, CA

The Garden of E, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA     


Group Exhibitions

A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Route to (Re)settlement, Mann-Simons Site, Columbia, SC
Non-Fiction, curated by Noah Davis, the Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Unrealism: Presented by Larry Gagosian & Jeffrey Deitch, The Moore Building, Miami, FL
Spring 2015 International Artist-in-Residence Program
, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
And There Is an End
, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Noah Davis and Selections from the Underground Museum, FUG, Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, New York, NY

They're There
, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ticket to Reality
, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Beer Show
, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Body Language, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Inside This Human Clay, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

Blues for Smoke
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Made in LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

American Exuberance
, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
From Where You Just Arrived, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Artist’s Museum
, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Taylor / Phil Wagner, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, 2010, curated by Matthew Higgs at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; traveled to North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
NADA Art Fair, Miami
, with Cardenas Bellanger, Berlin, Germany
We are revolutionaries
, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
A dead serious group show
, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

Repeat after me: I AM a Revolutionary, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Bombs
, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Red Eye:
L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Metro Pictures
, part two, MOCA North Miami, Miami, FL
Back From the Other Side of the World
, Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
LA Trash and Treasure
, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

SPF: Self Portraits
, Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California Earthquakes
, Daniel Reich, New York, NY
Losing My Head
, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

Eccentric Abstraction II
, 1234 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                
To Get Rid of the Mystery
, Three Day Weekend, Santa Monica, CA

Alimento, Ventura, CA
Water and Power, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Nervous, California Institute of the Arts, Ventura, CA




Hudson, Suzanne. Painting Now. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015.

Piranio, Michelle and Katie Reilly, ed. 2013 Carnegie International. Pittsburg, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013.  

Jacobson, Karen, ed. Henry Taylor. Long Island City, NY: MoMA PS1, 2012. 
Piranio, Michelle, ed. Blues for Smoke. Los Angeles, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012.

30 Americans. Miami, FL: Rubell Family Collection, 2011: 172-79.

Articles and Reviews

Goldstein, Andrew M. "10 of the Best Artworks at Frieze New York 2016." Artspace.com, May 5, 2016.
McMahon, Catherine. "L.A. Habitat: Henry Taylor." ARTnews, March 25, 2016.
Rosenberg, Karen. "Henry Taylor on His Profoundly Empathetic Early Portraits of Psychiatric Patients." Artspace.com, April 2, 2016.
Shapton, Leanne. "Thirteen Contemporary Artists Portray Their Own Children." T: The New York Times Style Magazine, March 18, 2016.
Wagley, Catherine C. "New Kid in Town: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Opens in Los Angeles - And the Artist Henry Taylor Inaugurates a Space of His Own." ARTnews, March 16, 2016.
Valentine, Victoria L. "At Christie's Auction, Henry Taylor Painting of Historic Track Star Sets Record for Artist." CultureType (blog), May 12, 2016. Valentine, Victoria L. “On the Horizon in African American Art: Artists to Watch and Events to Look Forward to in 2016.” CultureType (blog), January 11, 2016.

Bennett, Steve. "Artpace Installation Takes Aim at Texas." San Antonio Express-News, March 27, 2015.
Berzon, Stephanie. "Henry Taylor Filters Life Through Portraiture." Artslant, March 24, 2015.
"Deana Lawson and Henry Taylor." BOMB, no. 133 (Fall 2015): 122-131. 
Solway, Diane. “Drake: View From the Five.” W Magazine, October 15, 2015.

Corréard, Stéphane and Étienne Gatti. “Délit d’initié: Henry Taylor.” Arts Magazine, no. 85 (March 2014): 138-41.
Eleey, Peter and Laura Hoptman. Henry Taylor. New York: MoMA PS1, 2014.
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights and Artists' Writings, Volume 1. Miami: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014. 

Akel, Joseph. "Henry Taylor: Blum & Poe." Artforum 51, no. 9 (May 2013): 335-36.
Banks, Gabrielle. "Countdown to Carnegie International: Painting to Provoke." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 18, 2013.
Bernard, Lili. "Baila, Henry Taylor!" Huffington Post, April 22, 2013.
Diehl, Travis. “Henry Taylor.” Artforum.com, March 20, 2013.
Fiduccia, Joanna. "2013 Carnegie International: A Desperate Age." Spike, no. 38 (Winter 2013): 136-139. 
Goldman, Edward. "The MOCA Trustees Woke Up and Smelled the Coffee, at Last." KCRW.com, March 26, 2013.
Higgie, Jennifer. "Henry Taylor." Frieze, no. 160 (January-February 2014): 96-97.
Hoptman, Laura. "Henry Taylor, Pawel Althamer, and Cathy Wilkes Walk into a Bar...." MOMA.org, April 26, 2013,
Myers, Holly. "Henry Taylor Paintings a Potent Presence at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2013.
Tuck, Geoff. "Henry Taylor at Blum and Poe." Notesonlooking.com (blog), March 19, 2013.

Berardini, Andrew. "California über alles." Artforum.com, June 12, 2012.
Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenburg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, Ali Subotnick. Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, University of California; New York: Delmonico Books, 2012, 264, 275-278.
Finkel, Jori. “Hammer Announces $100,000 Biennial Prize.” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2012.
Johnson, Ken. "A Visual Equivalent of the Blues, in Warm Shades." New York Times, February 2, 2012.
Miller, Michael H. "Henry Taylor Paints a Picture." New York Observer, January 27, 2012. 
Nathan, Emily. "Henry Taylor: Untitled." Artnet.com, March 23, 2012.
Simpson, Bennett. Blues for Smoke. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2012, 22, 108-09, 161.
"Smart Art for $25,00 and under." Art + Auction (May 2012): 120-121.

30 Americans
. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011. Texts by Robert Hobbs, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirma, and Michele Wallace.
Dalton, Trini. “Henry Taylor.” Artforum.com, April 24, 2011.
Douglas, Sarah. “Blazing Talent Henry Taylor sets the L.A. art scene on fire.” Modern Painters 23, no. 2 (March 2011): 40-42.
Goldman, Edward. “Magnificent Seven From the Year 2011,” Huffingtonpost.com, December 30, 2011.
Misheff, Johnny. “Visiting Artists: Henry Taylor.” New York Times Magazine, March 7, 2011.
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. American Exuberance. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011.

Knight, Christopher. “Review: Henry Taylor at Mesler & Hug.” LATimes.com, May 14, 2009.
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah. “Henry Taylor, Mesler & Hug.” Artforum.com, April 28, 2009.
Sharp, Chris. “Scrambling the Codes.” Art Review (October 2009): 60-62.
Stillman, Nick. “Henry Taylor – Rental.” Artforum 47, no. 9 (May 2009): 240.                                                              

Breidenbach, Tom. “Michele O’ Marah and Henry Taylor – Sister at Rental.” Artforum 46, no. 5 (January 2008): 284-285.
McBride, Shasta. “Girrrrrl! By Henry Taylor at the Santa Monica Art Museum.” Examiner.com, November 11, 2008.

Gray, Emma. "Oh Brother: Henry Taylor." Art Review, no. 10 (April 2007): 40.

Museum and Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY                                   

Rosenberg, Karen. "Henry Taylor on His Profoundly Empathetic Early Portraits of Psychiatric Patients." Artspace.com, April 2, 2016.
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"Deana Lawson and Henry Taylor." BOMB, no. 133 (Fall 2015): 122-131.
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Samet, Jennifer. “Beer with a Painter, LA Edition: Henry Taylor.” Hyperallergic, June 27, 2015.
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Misheff, Johnny. "Visiting Artists: Henry Taylor." New York Times Magazine, March 7, 2011.
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Douglas, Sarah. "Blazing Talent Henry Taylor sets the L.A. art scene on fire." Modern Painters 23, no. 2 (March 2011): 40-42.
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Sharp, Chris. "Scrambling the Codes." Art Review (October 2009): 60-62.
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