ABOUT

I am a London-born artist who now lives in Minneapolis. I use photography to render landscapes, both real and imagined, playing with tensions between geography and experience. I am particularly interested in applying experimental technology to push the capabilities of handmade historical photographic printmaking processes.

 

My work has been widely exhibited across the US and UK, I am a three-time recipient of fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and I was awarded a place in the Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation mentorship program. I teach workshops at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

DARK MATTER — Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Figments of Reality — Verve Gallery

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Obscura Gallery — Santa Fe, NM
Iris Gallery — Boston, MA and Aspen, CO

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017 TPS National Photography AwardFinalist

2014 Photolucida / Critical Mass Book Awards — Shortlisted finalist

2013 Minnesota State Arts Board — Artist Initiative grant recipient

2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship — Shortlisted finalist

2011 MCBA/Jerome Foundation — Book Arts Mentorship Program recipient

2010 Minnesota State Arts Board — Artist Initiative grant recipient

2006 Minnesota State Arts Board —  Artist Initiative grant recipient

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN — Dark Matter

2004 Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN — Through These Doors

1998 pARTs Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, MN — Members Spotlight

1993 Islington Arts Factory, London, UK — New Ground

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Fotofilmic, New York, Paris, Vancouver, Thessaloniki — Travelling exhibition

2018 Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA — Depth of Field

 

2017 Fotofilmic 2017 Summer Edition

2017 Rfotofolio Juried Show

2017 Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND — Plains Art Museum Gala Auction

2017 Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, TX — INPrint

2017 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ — INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

 

2016 Peterssen Keller Architects, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Nos Caves Vin, Houston, TX — Lost Nature: Wynn Bullock, Keith Taylor, C & J Rosenthal

2016 Revela-T FestivalVilassar de Dalt, Spain— Obsolete and Discontinued

2016 Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT — Flight

2016 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO — Transitional Landscapes

 

2015 Low Gallery, San Diego, CA. Medium Festival of Photography — Size Matters

2015 Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ — Depth of Field

2015 Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN — Vibrant Matters

 

2014 Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, NM — Figments of Reality — An Exhibition of Contemporary Landscape Images

2014 MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN — Perspectives

2014 The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO — Alternative Process ShowJuror’s Honorable Mention

2014 Flakphoto, Madison, WI — FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show

 

2012 Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN — Dark Matter

2012 Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN — shadows traces undercurrents

2012 Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND — Art on the Plains XI — 2nd Place award

 

2011 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN — MCBA/Jerome Foundation Mentorship

 

2010 Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN — Land – Unfeigned or Illusory

2010 IFP MN Center for Media Arts, Minneapolis, MN — The Art of the Hand-Crafted Print

 

2009 Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C. — National Small Works

2009 The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY — f295: 21st Century Photography

2009 Iris Gallery, Boston and Great Barrington, MA

 

2008 Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ — Photography Re-Imagined — 2nd Place Award

2008 Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY — Ornithology

2008 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA — The f295 Exhibition of Contemporary Alternative Photography

 

2007 Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN — Artist Initiative Grantees show

2007 Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN — The Captured Image: Photography Beyond Grain & Pixels

2007 Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C. — National Small Works — 4th Place Award

2007 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO — Alternative Processes

2007 Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA — Visual Edge 3: Handcrafted

 

2006 Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN — 2006 Arrowhead Biennial — Honorable Mention

 

2005 Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN — City Seen

 

2004 Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND — Art on the Plains • First Place Award — Juror’s Choice

 

2002 Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN — Points of View: Photographs by Keith Taylor & Beth Dow

 

2000 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN — Foot In The Door

 

1997 pARTs Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, MN — Welcome to Minnesota

1997 The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK — International Print Exhibition

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN — Polymergravure workshops

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN — Polymergravure workshops

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN — Polymergravure workshops

ARTIST TALKS

2011 St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN — Arnold Flaten Lecture Series — Guest speaker

2010 Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN — Alternatives: Where Process is Paramount — Juror

2008 f295 Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA — Guest speaker

2005 APIS (Alternative Photo International Symposium), Santa Fe, NM — Guest speaker

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN — Regular visiting artist

Century College, White Bear Lake, MN — Regular visiting artist

College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

pARTs Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, MN

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

College of St. Benedict’s, St. Cloud, MN

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2012 Juror, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN — MCBA/Jerome Foundation Mentorship Program IV

2010 Juror, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN Alternatives — Where Process is Paramount

1990 Juror, Ilford Photographic Awards, London, UK

COLLECTIONS

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Michael Dougherty Financial, corporate collection

Medtronic, corporate collection

Padilla Speer Beardsley, corporate collection

Numerous private collections

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Gum Printing: A Step by Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice  Christina Anderson

2014 Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print  Christina Anderson

2014 Photography Beyond Technique — Tom Persinger

2008 Photographic Possibilities — Robert Hirsh

2004 Larson Design, Minneapolis, MN — Commissioned calendar

2003 Padilla Speer Beardsley, Minneapolis, MN — Commissioned annual poster image

The British Journal of Photography, London

AG+, London

Photo-Art International, UK

Darkroom User, UK’

Image, London

PRESS

2014 Tom Persinger “Keith Taylor: Dark Matter” — F295, July 8, 2014

2013 Lex Thompson “F* That: Photography and the Ineffable” — Lavalette, May 30, 2013

2013 Rfotofolio “The Art of Keith Taylor” — Rfotofolio, April 24, 2013

2013 David Walker “Minnesota’s Artist Initiative Grants” — Photo District News, July, 2013

2011 Mary Abbe “Opportunities Won, and Lost” — Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 17, 2011

2010 Mary Abbe “Landscape Photography” — Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 7, 2010

2007 Hannah Dentinger “The Captured Image: Photography Beyond Grain & Pixels” — Duluth Art Institute, August 13, 2007

2004 Mary Abbe “Platinum Paradise” — Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 26, 2004