Josephine Taylor

Gallery Affiliations: Catharine Clark Gallery

Region: Pacific Coast

Josephine Taylor studied religion and East Indian languages at the University of Colorado as an undergraduate before pursuing her graduate degree in fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute. Taylor creates narrative drawings using diluted permanent ink washes on enormous sheets of paper and prefers to install the work unframed. Her work examines the emotional and psychological residue of childhood and adolescence. Though her subject matter is intensely personal and rendered with a tender fragility, her large-scale works on paper defy any presupposition of intimacy. She was a recipient of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award and was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2004. Her work is in the permanent collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She lives and works in San Francisco and has shown with Catharine Clark Gallery since 2003.