Henry Taylor
Installation view
With a New Film by Kahlil Joseph
September 10November 5, 2016
Installation View
March 1April 4, 2015
Installation view
February 23March 30, 2013
Installation view
March 19May 7, 2011

HENRY TAYLOR

Born in Oxnard, California, 1958

 

Education
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, 1995

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

  

One-Person Exhibitions

2016
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Taylor: This Side, That Side, The Mistake Room, Guadalajara, Mexico
Camarillo State Hospital, Henry Taylor’s studio, Los Angeles, CA 

2015
Carlos/Ishikawa, London, United Kingdom 
They shot my dad, they shot my dad!, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
UNTITLED, New York, NY
Blum & Poe, New York, NY 

2013
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

2012
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
March Forth, Untitled, New York, NY 

2011
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

2010
Couch Paintings, WPA, Los Angeles, CA 

2009
Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Mesler & Hug, Los Angeles, CA & Cardenas Bellenger, Paris, France 

2008
Girrrrrl, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Volta4, Basel, with Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Chicago Kin, Samson Projects, Boston, MA 

2007
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 

2006
Get Black, Sister, Los Angeles, CA 

2005
Daniel Reich, New York, NY 

2004
Free 99, Sister, Los Angeles, CA                                   

2000
1234 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1999
30 Artists in 30 Days, Georges, Los Angeles, CA                 

1995
The Garden of E, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

                   

Group Exhibitions 

2016
These Strangers... Painting and People, Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Los Angeles: A Fiction, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, and Nicolas Garait, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway 
Route to (Re)Settlement, curated by Cecelia Stucker and Kimberly Light, Mann-Simons Site, Columbia, SC
A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
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
Intimisms, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Nothing Compares to You, Works from the Collection of Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, Cape Cod, MA
Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK 

2015
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 

2014
They're There, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ticket to Reality, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
The Great Figure, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Image Painting, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2013
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 

2012
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 

2011
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
Greater LA, 2nd Floor of 483 Broadway, New York, NY 

2010
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

2008
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
MAYDAY, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
We are revolutionaries, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
A dead serious group show, Sister, Los Angeles, CA 

2007
Repeat after me: I AM a Revolutionary, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Bombs, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                 

2006
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
LAXed, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
LA Trash and Treasure, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 

2004
SPF: Self Portraits, Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich, New York, NY
Losing My Head, Sister, Los Angeles, CA 

2000
Eccentric Abstraction II, 1234 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
To Get Rid of the Mystery, Three Day Weekend, Santa Monica, CA

1995
Alimento, Ventura, CA
Water and Power, California Institute of the Arts, Ventura, CA 

1994
Nervous, California Institute of the Arts, Ventura, CA 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Catalogues

2016
Kvaran, Gunnar B., and Thierry Raspail, eds. Los Angeles - A Fiction. Text by Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth. Oslo, Norway: Astrup Fearnley Museet; Lyon, France: Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, 2016. 

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

2014
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights and Artists' Writings, Volume 1. Miami: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014. 

2013
Piranio, Michelle and Katie Reilly, eds. 2013 Carnegie International. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013.                 

2012
Jacobson, Karen, ed. Henry Taylor. Texts by Laura Hoptman, Peter Eleey, and Naima J. Keith. Long Island City, NY: MoMA PS1, 2012.
Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick. Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2012: 264, 275-278.
Simpson, Bennett. Blues for Smoke. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012: 22, 108-09, 161. 

2011
30 Americans. Texts by Robert Hobbs, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirma, and Michele Wallace. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011: 172-79. 

2010
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. American Exuberance. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011. 

 

Articles and Reviews

2016
Baumann, Sacha. "A Landscape of Community Portraiture." SachaBaumann.com (blog), September 14, 2016.
Berardini, Andrew. "Critics' Picks: Henry Taylor." Artforum, September 2016. 
Black, Ezhra Jean. "Henry Taylor." Artillery, September 14, 2016. 
Gibbs, Gregg. "Henry Taylor: Where the Streets Have a Name." Juxtapoz 190 (November 2016): 96-103.
Goldstein, Andrew M. "10 of the Best Artworks at Frieze New York 2016." Artspace.com, May 5, 2016.
Harden, Essence. "When the Grace is In the Ground and the Earth is Life: Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe." SFAQ, October 25, 2016.
Holte, Michael Ned. "Best of 2016." Artforum 55, no. 4 (December 2016): 226. 
Knight, Christopher. "Review: Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe Gallery." Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2016.
Miranda, Carolina A. "The Anti-Mega Gallery: The Impromptu Shows at Henry Taylor's Living Room Exhibition Space." Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2016.
McMahon, Catherine. "L.A. Habitat: Henry Taylor." ARTnews, March 25, 2016.
Pogrebin, Robin. "Here Comes the Whitney Biennial, Reflecting the Tumult of the Times." New York Times, November 17, 2016. 
Quinn, Patrick. "Artist Henry Taylor Creates a Unique Installation." ArtAndCakeLA.com, October 31, 2016.
Reyburn, Scott. "At Frieze Art Week, All Eyes on the Pound." New York Times, October 7, 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.
Stone, Bryony. "Artist Henry Taylor Takes Over LA Gallery Blum & Poe." ItsNiceThat.com, September 26, 2016. 
Wagley, Catherine. "5 Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week." LA Weekly, October 12, 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.
Weitz, Julie. "Backstage in Kahlil Joseph's 'Wizard of the Upper Amazon.' ArtSlant, October 5, 2016.
Valentine, Victoria L. "Artist List for 2017 Whitney Museum Biennial Includes Henry Taylor, Lyle Ashton Harris, Pope.L, and Deanna Lawson." Culture Type, November 18, 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.
Yablonsky, Linda. "After Earth." Artforum Diary, September 17, 2016. 

2015
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. 
Samet, Jennifer. “Beer with a Painter, LA Edition: Henry Taylor.” Hyperallergic, June 27, 2015.
Solway, Diane. “Drake: View From the Five.” W Magazine, October 15, 2015. 

2014
Corréard, Stéphane and Étienne Gatti. “Délit d’initié: Henry Taylor.” Arts Magazine, no. 85 (March 2014): 138-41. 

2013
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. 

2012
Berardini, Andrew. "California über alles," Artforum.com, June 12, 2012.
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.
"Smart Art for $25,00 and under." Art + Auction (May 2012): 120-121. 

2011
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. 

2009
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.                                                     

2008
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. 

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

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
Whitney Museum of American Art, 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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