J. Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor has been making sculpture for over 40 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
2022 di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art ~ 25th Anniversary Celebration & Auction. Napa, CA.
2021-current Seager Gray Gallery ~ Gallery Artist. Mill Valley, CA.
2022 Seager Gray Gallery ~ Material Matters. Mill Valley, CA.
2021-2022 Bedford Gallery ~ If a Tree Falls, Art of the Boundary Oak – Featured Artist. Walnut Creek, CA.
2021 Seager Gray Gallery ~ Material Matters. Mill Valley, CA.
2021 Marin Art & Garden Center ~ Abstract Nature. Ross, CA.
2020-2022 Muscardini Winery. Kenwood, CA
2020-2022 Paradise Ridge Winery ~ Marijke’s Grove. Santa Rosa, CA.
2015 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Francisco, CA.
2015 San Francisco MOMA Artists’ Gallery ~ Group Show. San Francisco, CA.
2014 Playa Bike Repair, Burning Man. Black Rock City, NV.
2013-2015 San Francisco MOMA Artists’ Gallery ~ Rentals. San Francisco, CA.
2013 Playa Bike Repair, Burning Man. Black Rock City, NV.
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 Exhibit, Bradford Studios ~ The Mother Lode. Sonora, 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art ~ Wentz Gallery. 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.