Nicola Taylor

Selected List of Exhibitions, Collections, Artist Statement and Biography

2009
Residency in Tower Bridge – London
Joint Show in Tower Bridge -London
Group show at Art in Action – London
Art Academy Graduate Show -London
Group Show Auction at the Royal institute – London

2010
Solo Show ‘World Without Collisions’ at the Everard Read Gallery

2011
Group show at Math Room – Johannesburg
Group Show Etcetera – Johannesburg
Group Show at Sci Bono -Johannesburg
Mermaid Court Residency – London

2012
Solo Show ‘Core’ at Dundas Street Gallery – Edinburgh
Group show Art Academy Alumni – London
Residency at Londolozi

2013
Solo Show ‘Root and Rise’ at Everard Read Gallery – Johannesburg
David Kolaone Mentorship program – Johannesburg
Group show ‘Reverie Heights’ Ansteys – Johannesburg
Johannesburg Art Fair – Bag Factory Group show – Johannesburg

2014
Group show ‘Nirox | Winter Sculpture Show 2014’ – Johannesburg
Nirox Residency – Johannesburg

2015
Solo Show ‘Come Together | Fall Apart’ at Everard Read Gallery- Johannesburg

Works in Collections (selected):
Hollard Group Collection
RMB Collection
Ellerman House Collection
Many national and international private collections.

Artist Statement and Biography
Nicola Taylor was born in Johannesburg in 1984. After Studying Fine Art in Florence and London she returned to South Africa in 2010 for her first solo exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery. Subsequently she has had three solo shows including her first international exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh as well as participated in various group shows. Nicola’s studio is at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg. Her primary medium is oil on canvas; she is also currently working on various projects using printmaking, stop frame animation,installation and sculpture.

Nicola explores the natural world and the human condition, generating a sense of connectedness between the two through her artwork. What drives Nicola to make artworks are images that ‘reaffirm our common
experience’ on a visual and scientific level. The process and the act of creating artwork is her focus. She says that an artwork should not just mean, it should be.

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection