About the Artist

Trevor Taylor

We get to dictate what our purpose is in life and I have chosen art. Drawing & painting allows me to touch an eternal conversation, to participate in a cultural tapestry that reaches back to the first man tracing his hand against a cave wall, and forward into an unknown future. Through it, I have a chance to create something greater than myself.

Often allegorical, Trevor’s work explores the inherent tension of expressing the ineffability of the human condition within the limits of a tangible medium. This innate conflict fosters discovery — inviting a spectrum and depth of interpretation. Captivated with the infinite variety of the human figure, he draws deeply from the methodology of classical realism while indulging in textural brushwork that reveals the hand of the artist and invites the audience to experience the visceral moment of creation.

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2021 – Meow…. – 33 Contemporary – Chicago, IL
2021 – The 5×5 Project IX – Abend Gallery – Denver, CO
2021 – Plein Air Views of Washington – Magnuson Park Gallery – Seattle, WA
2019 – Still, a Solo Show – Zeitgeist – Seattle, WA
2019 – Locally Sourced – Pacific Northwest Ballet – Seattle, WA
2019 – Washington State Fair Fine Art Show – Puyallup, WA
2019 – Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition and Show, Collective Visions Art Gallery – Bremerton, WA
2018 – Tukwila Fine Arts Show – Tukwila, WA
2017 – Art Attack, Equinox Studios – Seattle, WA
2016 – Davenport Cellars – Woodinville, WA
2016 – Urban Light Studios – Seattle, WA
2015 – Gallery 4500 – Seattle, WA
2015 – Machine House Brewery – Seattle, WA
2015 – Best of Gage – Seattle, WA
2015 – Gage Showcase – Seattle, WA
2015 – SBP Gallery – Seattle, WA
2014 – Gallery 4500 – Seattle, WA
2008 – Group Exhibition, Ras Kassa’s – Boulder, CO
2008 – Borders: An International Student Exhibition In Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico
2008 – Open Call Jury Show, SAS – Boulder, CO
2007 – Group Exhibition, Small Gallery Space, University of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, CO

Grants and Awards

2019 – Honorable Mention – Washington State Fair Fine Art Show
2018 – Second Prize, Open Category – Tukwila Fine Arts Show
2015 – Grant – The Rudolph Bundas Fund and the Puget Sound Group Northwest Artists
2008 – Grant – Borders: An International Student Exhibition In Mexico

Professional Experience

2018 – current – Art Instructor – Bellevue College Continuing Education – Washington State
2013 – Art Instructor – Art for Kids School – Washington State
2010 – 2012 – Peace Corps – Agroforesty Specialist – Douroum, Cameroon
2008 – Teaching Internship – University of Colorado with Sally Elliott, Senior Instructor

Education

2013-2016 – Georgetown Atelier
2004-2010 – University of Colorado at Boulder: Studio Arts Major with focus in drawing & painting, Business Minor