Education

2016     MS Environmental Humanities, University of Utah

2007     BFA Fine Art Printmaking Emphasis, University of Utah

 

Professional Experience

2016-17

  • Continuing Education & Community Engagement, University of Utah

2015-16

  • Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, University of Utah

2004-14

  • Book Arts Program & Red Butte Press, University of Utah
    • Instructor, Studio Manager & Lead Printer (2011-14)
    • Studio Coordinator (2007-11)
    • Studio Assistant (2004-07)

 

Selected Awards/Honors/Grants

2017

  • Alternate for Fulbright Award, U.S. Student Program, Research in the Arts, New Zealand

2015-16

  • Half tuition scholarship, Environmental Humanities Grad Program, University of Utah

2015

  • Friends of Red Butte Creek Research, Outreach, and Education Grant ($3000), Global Change & Sustainability Center, University of Utah

2013

  • AIGA 100 Show Copper Ingot Winner, (Co-illustrator and Lead Printer for awarded entry by Red Butte Press)

2012

  • The FPO Awards, (Co-illustrator and Lead Printer for awarded entry by Red Butte Press)

2011

  • Best Illustration Exhibition, City Weekly Artys: Readers’ Choice
  • Mayor’s Artist Awards: Service to the Arts by An Organization (Awarded to Book Arts Program, University of Utah, during my tenure as Studio Manager)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • All of Us Beasts, Alice Gallery (Utah Division of Arts and Museums), Salt Lake City, UT

2016

  • The Inhabitants of the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

2013

  • Thoughts on Existence as Told by Coyote, Copper Palate Press, Salt Lake City, UT

2011

  • Feather of the Dog, Hair of the Owl, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2010

  • Wolf Pack, Copper Palate Press, Salt Lake City, UT

2006

  • King Pirate Dog Broadsides, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

 

2 & 3 Person Exhibitions

2015

  • Work by Claire Taylor & Mary Toscano, Underbelly Creative, Salt Lake City, UT

2009

  • Work by David Habben, Amber Heaton, & Claire Taylor, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Collaborative Project Exhibitions

2014

  • How to Draw a Cat, (Collaborative installation), Lil’ Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Outside the Margin Book Arts Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic Book Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (Juror: Doug Litts, head librarian of Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, DC), (Co-illustrator and Lead Printer for accepted entry by Red Butte Press)

2013

  • AIGA 100 Show, City Home Collective, Salt Lake City, UT (Jurors: Michael Carabetta, Creative Director of Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; Jenny Lam, Co-Founder Jackson Fish Market, Seattle, WA; Robynne Raye, Co-Founder Modern Dog, Seattle, WA), (Co-illustrator and Lead Printer for accepted entry by Red Butte Press), (catalog)

2012

  • Design Arts Utah 2012, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Juror: David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY), (Co-illustrator and Lead Printer for accepted entry by Red Butte Press), (catalog)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Best in Show, Alpine Art & Frame, Salt Lake City, UT

2015-16

  • Glimpse, Special Collections Gallery at the Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

2014

  • Massively Small, J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  • Cornered, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

2010-13

  • Saltgrass Prints, Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition, UT

2013

  • Taking Suggestions, Rocky Mountain Print Alliance Symposium, Sugarhouse Gallery at Artistic Framing Company, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Printmaking Showcase, Alpine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2012

  • The Plastic Propaganda Poster Project, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kitty City, Utah Humane Society, Salt Lake City, UT

2011

  • West of Center, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Passage: A Tribute to Place, Sam Weller’s Bookstore, Salt Lake City, UT

2010

  • Statewide Annual Exhibition, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Jurors: Michael Sarich, Associate Professor of Art, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Elizabeth Dove, Associate Professor of Art, University of Montana, Missoula, MT) (catalog)
  • Impressionable, Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Juror: Erik Waterkotte, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, IN)
  • Friends of Friends: A Look at Contemporary Works on and of Paper, GARFO Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Liminal, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2009

  • Cult of the Book, Sam Weller's Gallery on the Mezzanine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Invited Guest Artist, Poor Yorick Open Studios, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Impressed!?, work by the Book Arts Program, Signed & Numbered, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Art is Dangerous, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Secret, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rock Paper Scissors, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2008

  • Stylewriter, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Love and Misplacement, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Print Parallels, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (curated by Saltgrass Printmakers)
  • This is the Place, Signed & Numbered, Salt Lake City, UT

2007

  • Hong Kong Graphic Arts Festival 2007: Crossing Boundaries International Print Exchange, Hong Kong, China (catalog)
  • Predilection, Trunkspace Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (also exhibited at Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Points Plots & Ploys, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, MO

2006

  • Trifecta, Saltgrass Printmakers, Salt Lake City, UT

2005

  • The Art of the Book: Work by Utah Artists, The Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Identity, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT

 

Selected Collections

Bradley University Library, Peoria, IL, (Wo/Men at Work, Red Butte Press book)

Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, (Wo/Men at Work, Red Butte Press book)

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, (Wo/Men at Work, Red Butte Press book)

The University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections, Iowa City, IA, (Love & Misplacement, print exchange)

Wesleyan University Library, Middletown, CT, (Wo/Men at Work, Red Butte Press book)

Yale University Library, New Haven, CT, (Wo/Men at Work, Red Butte Press book)

 

Publications as Author/Artist

The Inhabitants of the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Mappingslc.org. 2015. Web.

(Co-illustrator with Laura Decker) Basso, Matthew, et al. Wo/Men at Work. Red Butte Press. 2012. Print.

 

Selected Commissions

Western Humanities Review. Artwork used as t-shirt image. 2016.

Teixeira, Awna. Wild One. Cover illustration. 2015. CD.

Pony of Good Tidings. Zing Zong. Cover illustration. 2012. Record/Vinyl.

The Mistle-Tones. ABC. Artwork used as set decoration. 2012. Television.

Prime Suspect. NBC. Artwork used as set decoration. 2011. Television.

Salt Lake City Public Library. Artwork for 3rd Annual Alt Press Fest posters. 2011. Print.

Salt Lake City Public Library. Artwork and printmaking for 2nd Annual Alt Press Fest posters. 2010. Letterpress.

Golden Rule Project. Broadside illustrations. 2005. Print.

 

Selected Press

“Artist Profile: Claire Taylor.” Colorado Critical Review. Fall 2016. Web.

Plant, Jody. “Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor.” 15 Bytes 17 May 2016. Web.

Nicole Cox. “Painting With Watercolors: An Artist’s Take on Ecology.” Sustainable Utah. 1 March 2016. Web.

Photographic reproduction of artwork. “Talking About the Anthropocene.” Sustainable Utah. 22 October 2015. Web.

Photographic reproductions of artwork. Camas. Winter 2014: Back cover, 4, 24. Print.

Heidi Brett. “Women at Work” — Quite a Work." Weblog post. RedThread. The University of Utah, 9 Apr. 2012. Web.

“Craft Lake City 2011: Artist’s Demo with Claire Taylor.” 2News. KUTV. Salt Lake City, UT, 10 Aug. 2011. Television.

Brian Staker. “Animal Magnetism: Capturing the Connection Between Wild Species.” Salt Lake City Weekly 30 June 2011: 22. Print.

Bryan Young. “Bohemian Rhapsody.” In This Week 26 Jan. 2011: Cover story, 27. Print.

Ryan Hall. “Book Arts Program.” SLUG Magazine Sept. 2010: Cover story, 34-37. Print.

Emily Moroz. Photographic reproduction of artwork. “Zine Queens, Print Princes, Beat Puppets & More.” Catalyst July 2010: 15. Print.

Photographic reproduction of artwork. "Pony and Pondwater." Graphic Impressions Summer 2010: 14. Web.

Austen Diamond. “Fringe Print: DIY Artists Converge for the Second Alt Press Fest on Library Square.” Salt Lake City Weekly 8 July 2010: 23. Print.

Brian Staker. “Friends of Friends.” Salt Lake City Weekly 4 Mar. 2010: 22. Print.

Gavin Sheehan. “Claire Taylor.” Interview by Gavin Sheehan. Gavin’s Underground (Blog). Salt Lake City Weekly 28 Jan. 2010. Web.

Cara Despain. “The Beehive 25: A Couple Dozen (Plus 1) Visual Artists to Keep Your Eyes On.” City Guide Jan. 2010: 30. Print.

Jesse Hawlish. “Craft Lake City Artist: Claire Taylor.” SLUG Magazine Aug. 2009: 41. Print

Cara Despain. “Impressed!?” Salt Lake City Weekly 17 Sept. 2009: 22. Print.

Cara Despain. “Claire Taylor & Amber Heaton.” Salt Lake City Weekly 23 July 2009: 26. Print.

Mary Brown Malouf. “Wally World: Utah's Most Famous Literary Son Turns 100.” Salt Lake The Magazine for Utah Apr. 2009: 49-51. Print.

Brian Staker. “Pump Up The Volumes.” Salt Lake City Weekly 12 Feb. 2009: 29. Print.

Brian Staker. "Scene & Noted: “Notorious” Portrait Posters Steal the Show at Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell’s New Venue." Salt Lake City Weekly 27 Aug. 2008. Print.

Kenny Riches. “Departing Gallery Director Kenny Riches Names 25 Local Artists Who Should be on Your Radar.” City Guide 1 Feb. 2008: n. pag. Print.

Cara Despain. “Under the Radar: Six Promising Artists.” 15 Bytes May 2007: 1+. Web.

 

Non-Credit Classes as Instructor

2014-12

  • Letterpress 1 & 2, Book Arts Program, University of Utah

2007

  • Lifelong Learning Class: Book Arts for Everyone, Utah Museum of Fine Art, University of Utah

 

Selected Workshops as Instructor

2017

  • Children’s Workshop: Watercolor, Bookmaking and Story Creation, Club U, Continuing Educator & Community Engagement, University of Utah, July 27, 28 & 29, August 2 & 3
  • Relief Printing on Fabric, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, Feb 18

2016

  • Relief Printing on Fabric, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, May 14

2014

  • Children’s Workshop: Artist Books of Utah Wildlife; Mana Academy, 4th grade, October 1, 8 & 15

2013

  • Handpress Workshop: 4-Up with a Side of Bearers, Ladies of Letterpress Type on the Cob, Midwest Old Threshers, Mt. Pleasant, IA, June 27-29 (Co-instructor with Marnie Powers-Torrey)

2012

  • Pressure Print & Sketchbook Workshop, Stephanie Newman’s letterpress class visiting from Montana State University, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, May 21
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Don’t Throw It Away: Bind It Today! Book Arts Program, University of Utah, April 18 & August 11 (Co-instructor with Laura Decker)
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Artwork 4 Kids, Art Department, University of Utah (Co-instructor with Laura Decker)
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Staff Development Day, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah (Co-instructor with Laura Decker)

2011

  • Press to Post in a Day, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, November 12
  • Comic Relief: Alternative Letterpress Forms, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, August 6, 19 & 27 (Co-instructor with Mary Toscano and Laura Decker)
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Artwork 4 Kids, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah (Co-instructor with Laura Decker)

2010

  • Sketchbook workshop for Studio Art Graduate Seminar, Art 6410 with instructor Maureen O’Hara Ure, September 16
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Artwork 4 Kids, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah (Co-instructor with Laura Decker)

2009

  • Proofing Press-tidigitations, Book Arts Program, University of Utah, March 7 (Co-instructor with David Wolske)
  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Artwork 4 Kids, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah (Co-instructor with Amber Heaton)

2008

  • K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Artwork 4 Kids, Art Department, University of Utah (Co-instructor with Amber Heaton)
  • Community Bookbinding, Park Library, Taylorsville, UT

 

Academic Courses as Teaching Assistant, University of Utah

2014

  • Fall Semester Letterpress 1, 2 & 3, Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major), Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major), with instructor Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah

2013

  • Spring Semester Artists’ Books 1 & 2, Art 4390, & 4395 (art major), Art 4090, & 4095 (non-major) Art 409 (non-credit), with instructors Marnie Powers-Torrey & Emily Tipps, University of Utah

2012

·    Spring Semester Artists’ Books, Art 4390, & 4395 (art major), Art 409, 4090, & 4095 (non-major), with instructor Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah

2011

  • Fall Semester Bookbinding 1, 2 & 3, Art 3365, 4375, & 4385 (art major), Art 3065, 4065, 4075 (non-major), Art 306 (non-credit), with instructor Emily Tipps, University of Utah

2010

  • Spring Semester Artists’ Books, Art 4390 (art major), Art 4090 (non-major), Art 409 (non-credit), with instructors Chris McAfee & Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah
  • Summer Semester Letterpress 1, 2 & 3, Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major), Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major), Art 306 (non-credit), with instructors Marnie Powers-Torrey & David Wolske, University of Utah

2009

  • Spring Semester Artists’ Books, Art 4390 (art major), Art 4090 (non-major), with instructors Chris McAfee & Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah

2008

  • Fall Semester Bookbinding 1, 2 & 3, Art 3365, 4375, & 4385 (art major), Art 3065, 4065, 4075 (non-major), with instructor Chris McAfee, University of Utah
  • Summer Semester Letterpress 1, 2 & 3, Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major), Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major), with instructor Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah

2007

  • Fall Semester Letterpress 1 & 2, Art 3360 & 4370 (art major), Art 3060 & 4060 (non-major), with instructor Marnie Powers-Torrey, University of Utah

2006

  • Spring Semester Bookbinding 1 & 2, Art 3350 & 4350 (art major), Art 3057 & 4057 (non-major), with instructor Chris McAfee, University of Utah

 

Workshops as Teacher’s Assistant, book arts program, university of utah

2014

  • Mare Blocker; Photopolymer Intaglio Printing; May 9 & 10

2012

  • Krissy Giacolletto; K-12 Educator’s Workshop: Variety is the Spice of Binding; July 20

2011

  • Pamela Moore; Visual Poetry: Words into Books; April 8 & 9

2010

  • Julie Chen; A Space to Make your Mark: Complex Multi-Level Boxes; June 9-12
  • Antonia Nelson; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Flipping Out and Over: Folded Books, Portfolios, and Boxes; March 2
  • Louona Tanner; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Baking Up a Dozen: 13 Books from a Letter-sized Sheet; May 15
  • Marnie Powers-Torrey; Press-to-Post in a Day: Letterpressed Personal Greeting Cards; November 13

2009

  • John Risseeuw; Acrobatics on the Vandercook Cylinder Press; April 3 & 4
  • Shawn Sheehy; The Language of Pop-Ups; June 26 & 27
  • Mary Wells K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Discover the INGS in Bookmaking; July 10 & 11
  • David Wolske & Marnie Powers-Torrey; Something Old, Something New: Printing from Photopolymer Plates; September 12 & 19

2008

  • Tim Ely; Cracking the Code with Mixmaster Scrap; June 10 & 11, June 13 & 14
  • Sara Langworthy; Drawing at the Press: Fluid Approaches to Innovative Printing April 4 & 5
  • Jana Pullman; Tooling Around; September 12 & 13
  • Krissy Giacoletto; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: It’s a Wide, Wide, Wide, Wide World of Bookbinding; June 27 & 28
  • C.J. Grossman; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Bad of Books; July 11 & 12

2007

  • Julie Leonard; Binding Structure and Story; June 13-16
  • Paul Moxon; Move it, Lube it, and Love it: Flat-bed Press Maintenance; August 10 & 11
  • Carl & Marie Dern; Finding Art in the Ordinary: A Book of Drawings; March 2 & 3
  • Paul Johnson; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Making Movable Books in the Classroom; July 13 & 14
  • Antonia Nelson; K-12 Educators’ Workshop: Bookbinding for the Classroom Finding Form to Fit the Facts
  • Louona Tanner; The Art of Illumination; in collaboration with Utah Humanities Council; October 26

 

Conference Organization/Demonstration

2014

  • College Book Arts Association, University of Utah, Demonstration & Vendor Coordinator, Local Arrangements Committee, January 2-4

2013

  • Co-Presenter, +/- Letterpress Principles (A series of short demos), Public Gestures: The 2nd Rocky Mountain Printing Alliance Symposium, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, October 18

2012

  • Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence, University of Utah, Demonstration Coordinator, October 11-13
  • The Movable Book Society 9th Biennial Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, “Print Your Own Pop-up” printing demonstration and assistance, September 28

 

Selected Presentations

2016

  • Global Change & Sustainability Center’s annual Environment & Sustainability Research Symposium, Student Union Building, University of Utah, February 2

2011

  • Artist Talk, Foster Art Program, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, March 5

2010

  • Artist Talk, Foster Art Program, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, October 2

 

Exhibitions Co-juried

2007, ‘09-12

  • Counterform, Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

 

Exhibitions Co-curated

2011-12

  • Herding Cats: The Wild World of Artists’ Books, Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah