Taylor McKimens

Taylor McKimens

Taylor McKimens (born 1976, Winterhaven, CA) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA in 1999 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. has exhibited widely in both gallery and museum shows, and has work in many prominent collections. Solo exhibitions include Stoic Youth at The Hole, New York; Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; Soft Serve at Deitch Projects, New York; and Bubblegum Cowboy at LOYAL, Stockholm. His work has been included in group exhibitions including the Macro Museum, Rome, Garage Center, Moscow, Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Etienne; Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Group exhibition curated by Peter Saul at Galerie Zurcher, New York; Spaghetti and Beach Balls, curated by Donald Baechler, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365, Brooklyn.

Born 1976, Seattle, WA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

1999 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Stoic Youth, The Hole NYC, New York, NY

2013
Taylor McKimens, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

2011
Bubblegum Cowboy, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
When Things Get Back To Normal, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

2008
Soft Serve, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Sweet Dreams of Phoenix, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
The Drips, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
BoroBoro, DoroDoro, 2 person show with Misaki Kawai, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2005
This is the Life, Perugi Arte Contemporeana, Padova, Italy
Art Rock, Ten Contemporary Artists Exhibit Solo Projects, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Tiger Drip, 2 person show with Misaki Kawai, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
What’s new: Drip and Splat, The Bakery, Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003
Day Old Bread, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Funny Cry Happy, 2 person show with Misaki Kawai, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Solo Show, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2016
Only Lovers, Curated by Timothy Chaillou, Le Coeur, Paris, France

2015
I Love Art 13: 100 artists from the Watari-Um Collection, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2014
If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It, Curated by Peter Saul, Galerie Zürcher, New York, NY
Ducks, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, NY
Jeunes créateurs à New York, Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Dadarhea, OHWOW Miami, Miami, FL

2013
Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365, Brooklyn, NY
Chicken Or Beef: A Transcontinental Survey Of Figurative Painting, The Hole, New York, NY

2012
Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole NYC, New York, NY

2011
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, NY
Taylor McKimens, Matt Bollinger, Marc Desgrandchamps, David Lefebvre, Zürcher, Paris, France
So Zik!, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT
Spaghetti and Beachballs, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Palazzo Wolkenstein, Trento, Italy
Songs, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, The Garage Center, Moscow, Russia
Facemaker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/ T Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Mutant Pop, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
Inside/Outside, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal
Not Quite Open for Business, The Hole, New York, NY
Funny, Not Funny, curated by Ryan Standfest, Michigan School of Art and Design, Detroit, MI

2009
Relics from Other Realms, curated by Athena Barat, The Barat Foundation, Newark, NJ
Wild Feature 2, curated by Brian Belott, Gallery Zürcher, Paris, France
New York Minute, Macro Future Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
Wild Feature, curated by Brian Belott, Galerie Zurcher, New York, NY
Strips, Scripts and Scapes: Contemporary Comix in So. California, Riverside Art Museum
Cutters: An Exhibition of International Collage, Cinders Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Max Wigram, London, England
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Soft Serve, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2007
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Tiger in a Tropical Storm, curated by Chloe Derderian at Riviera, Brooklyn, NY
Macy’s-Art Under Glass, curated by Gabrielle Bryers, Macy’s, Herald Square, New York, NY
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Automatic, curated by Chris Churchill, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
4 Large Works, Community Outreach, London, Canada
Look Behind You, Giant Robot NY, New York, NY
These Bagels Are Gnarly, curated by Rich Jacobs, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006
Collage Party, Zieher Smith, New York, NY
Alumni Show, Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2005
Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Off the Wall, Curated by Tracy L Adler, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, NY
Loyal And His Band, Hand Painted covers, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 MOMA, New York, NY
Move 13, curated by Rich Jacobs, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Trunk of Humours, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Move Eleven, curated by Rich Jacobs, 96 Gillespie, London, England
Group Show, Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Majority Whip, White Box, New York, NY
Happy Medium, curated by Meghan Dailey, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
The Hunt for Your Family, curated by LOYAL at V1, Copenhagen & Odd Number, Stockholm, Sweden

2003
Family Circus, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Lead Poisoning, curated by Rich Jacobs and Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Crazy Bastard, curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sweet Tooth, curated by Daniel Fergus, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Were You Alright Yesterday?, curated by Monya Rowe, White Columns, New York, NY
Art Band, curated by Kenny Schacter, Capitale, New York, NY

2002
Big Mind, curated by Jayme McLellan and Victoria Ries, Transformer, Washington D.C.
Broken Wrist Project, curated by Kevin Christy and James Hughes, Los Angeles, CA
Dime Bag, curated by Jordin Isip & Rodger Stevens, New Image Art, LA & The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
Panorama, curated by Jordin Isip & Rodger Stevens, Gallery 69A, SF & The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
Tenfold, curated by Alethia Weingarten, The Project, New York, NY

2001
The Exquisite Day Project, curated by Jordin Isip & Rodger Stevens, Plus Ultra, Brooklyn, NY
Hello Schoolgirls, curated by Monya Rowe, Fishtank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mile High Move, curated by Rich Jacobs, Chance Operations, Denver, CO
Paintaholics, curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Portrait Show, curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Move East, curated by Rich Jacobs, One Pixel, Philadelphia, PA
Poster Renaissance, curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Move Five - Text, curated by Rich Jacobs, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Move Four, curated by Rich Jacobs, P.S.122, New York, NY

Bibliography

2010
LOYAL #11, Mutant Pop and the Living Image, curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, essay Brandon Joyce

2009
New York Minute Exhibition Catalog, curated by Kathy Grayson published by O.H.W.O.W.

2008
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, published by Deitch Projects

Loyal #10, published by LOYAL, Sweden

2007
Revisionaries - “A Decade Of Art In Tokion”
Art Krush, Review of Crystal Crunch, Anna Altman

2006
Tokyo Art Beat, Interview, Ashley Rawlings
idPure Magazine, Issue No.9 8 page article
New York Times, Review of The Drips, Roberta Smith
Swindle, Caroline Kim, No. 8
Modern Painters, Wendy Goodman, photos Corinne May Botz, March
Uovo Magazine, Italy, No. 11

2005
Loyal and His Band, book of international artists published by Martin Lilja, Amy Giunta, Kristian Bengtsson
Live Through This, Book of new New York art by Kathy Grayson and Jeffrey Deitch
The New York Times, “Invading Genres Breach the Art World’s Porous Borders”, by Roberta Smith. 3/9
The New York Times, “Unknown Artists Get a Public Stage”, Glenn Collins, 3/5
Flavorpill.net, “Stranger Town”, by Andrew Maerkle

2004
The Drama, Issue #4, “Inside/Out”
Juxtapoz, Issue #55, “Showstoppers – Trunk of Humours”,
Flavorpill.net, “Trunk of Humours”, by Robert Amesbury
ARTnews, “What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art?”, by Linda Yablonsky sep
Flash Art, “I Nuovissimi di New York”, by Andrea Bellini, June
NY ARTS, “Majority Whip, Getting Personal with Politics”, by Andrew LaVallee

2003
The New York Times, “Day Old Bread”, by Ken Johnson, October 31
Broken Wrist Project, Issue #2
Loyal Magazine, Issue #6
Flavorpill.net, “Funny Cry Happy”, Shana Nys Dambrot
NewYorkArtWorld.com, ”Were You Alright Yesterday?” by Donald Goddard
BistArt.com, ”Were You Alright Yesterday?”

2002
The Washington Post, “Drawing Power”, by Jessica Dawson, December 19th
Broken Wrist Project, Issue #1
Loyal Magazine, Issue #5

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