PERSONAL INFO:

Sunaura C. Taylor
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http://www.sunaurataylor.org

BORN:

March 21,1982 - Tucson, Arizona

EDUCATION:

2008: University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, MFA degree in Art Practice
2005: Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, BA degree.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010: Animal, St. George’s Hall, presented by DaDaFest, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2009: Animal, Rowan Morrison, solo, Oakland, CA
2005: Portraits and Figures, Arts For All Gallery, Atlanta, GA, co-curated by Rebecca DesMarais & Louise E. Shaw

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012: Wynn Newhouse Awards 2012, Palitz Gallery, NYC, NY
           Yelling Clinic, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011: Bay Area Currents, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, curated by Julio Cesar Morales
           PROOF, Southern Exposure Annual Juried Exhibition, San Francisco, CA curated by Denise Markonish
           Medusa’s Mirror, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, curated by Amanda Cachia
2010: Objects of Human Making, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Carrie Hott
           Lending Library, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA, curated by Dena Beard
           21 Projects, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Revealing Culture, Smithsonian Institution, presented by VSA Arts, Washington D.C
2009: Woman on Nature, Verge Gallery, Sacramento, CA, curated by Emily Prince
           2008 Joan Mitchell MFA Recipient, Cue Arts Foundation, NYC, NY
2008: Yelling Clinic, The Compound, Oakland, CA
           These Canyons: The 38th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2006: 1.7 Transitions, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
           The August Group, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, group LA, CA
           Human’s Being, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Riva Leher
2005: Limbs Heart Tongue and Teeth, Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA curated by Lisa Alembik
2005: Sunaura Taylor and Michael Lachowski, Lyndon House Gallery, Athens, GA, curated by Donald Keyes
2004: Driving Force, Smithsonian Museum, presented by VSA Arts, Washington DC
2003: Iconoclasts:6 Athens-Based Artists,ATHICA, Athens, GA, curated by Lizzie Zucker Saltz

SELECTED AWARDS:

2012: Wynn Newhouse Award, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, NYC, NY
2010: Culture and Animals Grant. Culture and Animals Foundation, Raleigh, NC
2008: MFA Grant Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYC, NY
2006: Eisner Award, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
           Wynn Newhouse Award, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, NYC, NY
2004: VSA Arts Grand Prize, Emerging Artist, VSA Arts, Washington D.C.
           Sacatar Foundation Fellow, Sacatar Foundation, Bahia, Brazil/LA, CA

SELECTED NOMINATIONS:

2012: SECA Award, SFMOMA, SF
2011: United States Artist Fellowship, USA Foundation, NYC, NY
           Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and the Salt Lake Art Center, NYC, NY/ Salt Lake City, UT
2007: MFA Fellowship, Dedalus Foundation, NYC, NY
2004: McColl Center Residency, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2003: Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYC, NY

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2012: Kaufmann, Obi, Healing the Wounds of War, East Bay Express, May
2011: Conner, Celeste, World Disclosers: Medusa’s Mirror at Pro Arts Gallery, Daily Serving, October
           Markonish, Denise, Southern Exposure in San Fran, Mass MoCA Blog, October
           De Vries, Hiedi, Southern Exposure's Art Show Welcomes All Local Artists; the "Proof" Is in the "Pudding," SF Weekly Blog, September
2010, Silvoy, Sandra, SOAP Asks Artists to Consider Soap, KQED Public Media, August
2009: Cheng, Dewitt, Sunaura Taylor's ANIMAL: Critic's Choice, Easy Bay Express, November
           Auer, Theo Konrad, Art October, The Oak Book, November
2008: Cheng, Dewitt, Yelling Clinic, East Bay Express, September
           Michelborough, Lisa, Sunaura Taylor, VEGNEWS, September
2005: Feaster, Felicia, Extreme reality: Portraiture show captures inner lives of its subjects, Creative Loafing, January
           Cullum, Jerry, Portraits and Figures, Portraits and Figures Exhibition Catalog, January

SELECTED FILM/TELEVISION/RADIO:

2008: Taylor, Astra, Examined Life, Zietgeist Films
2006: State of the Arts, GA Public Television, October
2005: Henwood, Doug, WBAI, February
           Stone, Susan, Sunny Taylor: Portraits of Early Success, NPR All Things Considered, March
2004: Lewis, Al, WBAI, July

SELECTED TALKS/PRESENTATIONS/PERFORMANCES:

2012: Speaker, MLA, Seattle, WA, Inviting Professor David Mitchell
2011: Lecturer, Penn State, State College, PA, Inviting Professor Michael Berube
           Visiting Artist Lecture, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Inviting professor, Katherine Sherwood
2010: Lecturer/debater, Feral Share, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, Invited by Joseph Del Pesco and Jarome Waag
           Visiting Artist Lecture, CCA Critical Animal Studies Film and Artist Lecture Series.
           Performance, Lives of Animals, Royal Nonesuch Gallery. Oakland, CA
           Lecturer, City Arts and Lectures, SF, CA, With Astra Taylor and Judith Butler
2009: Visiting Artist Lecture, NY Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY, Inviting Professor Dominique Nahas
           Lecturer, Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture, Brooklyn, NY, with Astra Taylor
           Visiting Artist Lecture, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, with Astra Taylor
           Visiting Artist Lecture, Verge Gallery. Sacramento, CA
2008: Visiting Artist Lecture, Disability Art, Society for Disability Studies. NYC, NY
           Visiting Artist Lecture, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Artist Talk
2006: Visiting Artist Lecture, Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL

PUBLISHED WORK:

2012: Beasts Of Burden, (forthcoming book) The Feminist Press
2011: Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth, AK Press, edited by Matt Hern
           The Sexual Politics of Meat Anthology, Lantern Books, edited by Kara Davis
           Drawing Attention: Sue Coe, BOMBlog
           Occupy: Scenes From Occupied America, Verso Books, edited by Keith Gessen and Astra Taylor
           Beasts Of Burden: Animals and Disability, Qui Parle, May
           Should We Eat Animals? Yes Magazine, February
2010: Participating artist in Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, by Rebecca Solnit. UC Berkeley Press
2009: Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater? Alternet, with Alexander Taylor. February
2006: Military Waste In Our Drinking Water, Alternet, with Astra Taylor, August
2004: The Right Not To Work- Power and Disability, Monthly Review Magazine. March

PROJECTS:

2008-Current: Yelling Clinic: A Disability Arts Collective. With artists Katherine Sherwood, Ehren Tool, Chau Hunyh, and David Wallace. www.yellingclinic.com