J. Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor has been making sculpture for over 30 years, utilizing wood and metal. His work has been shown throughout the United States and is world-renowned.
Nick has also worked as an exhibit fabricator for the museum and entertainment industries for over 25 years. He is most noted for having been the site Project Supervisor for Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
MFA, University of California at Davis, 1983
BA, University of Tennessee, 1980
2015 April San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Francisco, CA
2015 (January-February) SFMOMA Artists Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
2011-2015 Mendocino Art Center Gallery. Mendocino, CA
2011 Mendocino Art Center Open Studio Tour ~ Oddfellows Gallery. Mendocino, CA.
2010 Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ~ Outdoor Sculpture Gallery. Mendocino, CA.
1998 Bedford Gallery ~ Bay Area Portfolio, Woodworkers. Walnut Creek, CA.
1997 San Francisco Rental Gallery ~ In Their Nature. San Francisco, CA.
1996 10th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibit. Emeryville, CA.
1996 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group & Contract Design Center ~ Passion for the Figure. San Francisco, CA.
1995 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group & Contract Design Center ~ Through the Door. San Francisco, CA.
1993-1994 Chattanooga State Technical Community College ~ Sculpture Garden II. Chattanooga, TN.
1991-1992 Cleveland State Community College ~ Campus Sculpture. Cleveland, TN.
1991 Walters State Community College ~ Sculpture Tour. Morristown, TN.
1990 4th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibit. Emeryville, CA.
1989-1990 University of Tennessee Knoxville ~ Sculpture Tour 89/90. Knoxville, TN.
1985 Wentz Gallery ~ Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR.
1984 Blackfish Gallery ~ Solo Exhibit. Portland, OR.
1983 Nelson Gallery ~ University of California at Davis, MFA Exhibitions. Davis, CA.
2015 A Conversation with Nick Taylor, Galer Barnes. EarthLines Magazine, County Donegal, Ireland
2013 Exploring California’s Lost Coast, Bruce Kirkby. Air Canada enRoute Magazine, Montreal Canada.
2011 Millennium Park, Chicago, Cheryl Kent. Northwestern University Press. (Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate.)
2000-2004 Performance Structures. Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor. Prototyping and Site Supervisor. Chicago, IL.
1998-1999 Performance Structures. Titanic Experience for Fox Studios Australia. Lead Fabricator and Installer. Sydney, AU.
1997 Performance Structures. Boccioniesque Figures for Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon Tour. Lead Sculptor. Fabricated in Oakland, CA for worldwide tour.
1990-1997 Self-Employed. Welding, Remodel, Prop Builder for Commercials. Bay Area, CA.
1989-1997 Academy Studios. Contract Exhibit Fabricator. Novato, CA.
1987-1989 California Academy of Sciences. Exhibit Fabricator. San Francisco, CA.
1985-1986 Elery Studios. Exhibit Fabricator. San Francisco, CA.