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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM

Henry Taylor

Born in Oxnard, CA, 1958
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Day 4: Henry Taylor

Various characters from his Los Angeles surroundings often inhabit Henry Taylor’s vivid paintings. Taylor has incorporated the likenesses of family members as well as neighborhood friends in his works. While attending the California Institute of the Arts, Taylor worked as a psychiatric technician at the Camarillo State Hospital. There he sketched various patients.

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What legendary jazz saxophonist stayed at Camarillo State Hospital for six months and then wrote the standard, "Relaxin' at Camarillo?"


1995 B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2008 Chicago Kin, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Henry Taylor: Girrrrrl!, Project Room 1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Repeat After Me: I AM a Revolutionary, with Michele O’Marah, RENTAL, New York, NY; traveled to Peres
Projects, Berlin, Germany
Sis and Bra, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
We’re all water, but some of us are muddy, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Paper Bombs, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Metro Pictures, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, and The Moore Space, Miami, FL [cat.]
Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL [cat.]
2004 California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Collections

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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