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.)

Work History

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.

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