About

 

Taylor’s work focuses on themes of erasure, recombination, revision, spectrality, surrealization, derealization, and possession, and manifests primarily as text and sound. Taylor’s practice is currently situated in a discourse of interdimensionality and non-duality, working against practices of pure rationalism. His work is in the collection of the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, and he has lead workshops and discussions on subjects such as listening, sound art, cryptography, digital audio production, critical theory, and aesthetics. 

Education

MFA    CalArts, Art + Tech, Integrated Media

BA       Reed College, English Literature

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Published Works

2018   Chance and Silence: The Work of Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Art Division, 

           Los Angeles, CA

2018   Performance with the Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble and LAFMS’s Dinosaurs With Horns, Hyperion Tavern, Los               Angeles, CA

2018   Spirit Moves: Amacher and Eastman, Soap Ear, Los Angeles, CA

2018   Soap Ear Issue Three Launch Party, performance with Erika Bell and Carolyn Chen, The Battery Books &               Music, Pasadena, CA

2018   Cosh, Falt, Marseille, FR

2018   Imagining Tellus #28: Heard In LA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 

2017   "San Andreas Xylowave," Soap Ear, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Clothing Optional, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Somnii, Dinzu Artefacts, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Imagining Tellus #28: Heard In LA, Harvestworks, New York, NY

2017   Digital Arts Expo, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2017   Loplop, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2017   Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2017   #J18 Cryptoparty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2016   (showinahouse) (showinahouse), Portofino 8207, Valencia, CA

2016   Art & Spirit, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2016   MFA1 Group Show, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2016   The Sample, Art Division, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Radicalizing Listening, Art Division, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Intro to Ableton, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2016   I said I wouldn’t be back so soon but it looks like I was wrong, Windward School's Held and Bordy Family               Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015   Going Beyond the Zero: An Examination of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow as a Source of Insight                 Into Our Contemporary Creative Moment, Reed College, Portland, OR

2014   Wayfarer, Los Angeles, CA

2014   Sampled Synthesis, Young Producer’s Group, Los Angeles, CA

 

Awards

2018   Artist on Experimedia’s 2017 Label of the Year Dinzu Artefacts

2017   Named Center for Integrated Media Artist in Residence

2017   Tim Disney Prize for Storytelling Arts Finalist

2016   David Bermant Fellowship in Art and Technology

2016   California Institute of the Arts Research & Practice Fellow

2016   California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship

2015   California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship

2014   Eddings Opportunity Grant in Creative Writing

 

Selected Press

2018   Glossolalia, KLXU 

2018   “New Casettes,” Tabs Out Cassette Podcast

2017   A Closer Listen, “Dinzu Artefacts ~ Fall Batch”