Anita Taylor (b1961) studied at Mid-Cheshire College of Art (1980-81), Gloucestershire College of Art (1981-84) and the Royal College of Art (1985-87). She was Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral (1987-88); Cheltenham Fellow in Painting (1988-89), and Artist-in-Residence at the National Art School Sydney & the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2004).
Solo exhibitions include: Residue, The Drawing Room, Sydney, Australia (2012); Marriage Tales: Hercules & Deianira to Potiphar’s Wife, Study Centre for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney, Australia (2011); Drawing Inferences, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2009); A mon seul desir: the tapestry paintings & drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire (2009); A mon seul desir: reveries & other series, NAS Galleries, Sydney, Australia (2007); Seeing Something Else, The Drawing Gallery, London (2004); Playing The Muse, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry (1989); Anita Taylor – paintings, Berkeley Square Gallery, London (1989); An Artist’s Residency at Durham Cathedral, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham (1988); Drawings, Durham Cathedral (1988); Recent Drawings, Trevelyan College, University of Durham (1988).
Work is held in the collections of: The Victoria & Albert Museum; The Wilson, Cheltenham; Royal West of England Academy; The Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; National Art School, Sydney, Australia; University of Gloucestershire; University of Sunderland; Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges; Leeds Education Authority; Royal College of Art and private collections in the UK, Europe & Australia.
She is currently Professor and Dean of Duncan & Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee. She is the founding Director of the foremost annual drawing exhibition in the UK; The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize ( running since 1994) and Drawing Projects UK, a public-facing initiative dedicated to drawing ( since 2009).
Awards include: The Malvern Award for Drawing (1993); Hunting Art Prize for Drawing (1999); Major Award, Cheltenham Open Drawing (1999); Hunting Art Prize (2000); John Minton Travel Award (1987).
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