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Janny Taylor

Hello and welcome to my studio!

When Janny Taylor was a little girl, she innocently asked, “Mommy, am I pretty?” To which her mother replied, “You’re interesting looking.”  That comment, clearly a seminal moment, sent Taylor on a lifelong exploration: What is beauty? What is interesting? Where do the two intersect? As Edgar Allen Poe so aptly put it, “There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.”  Taylor’s most recent works, over 375 collages created during the pandemic, indeed a time of strange proportion, delve down into this fantastical dimension.

Here, a sampling of the collages and some of Taylor's paintings from her pre-pandemic art days.  The full pandemic series can be viewed on Taylor's Instagram page.

If you see something/want something, please note that museum quality prints are available in a variety of sizes.  Email Janny for more information.

Thank you for visiting!

 

I sit…listen...wait. And in the quiet, the stillness, I “hear.”  The imagination is captured.  An expressive impulse surfaces.  Creativity transpires.

 
 

Bio


Janny Taylor is an award-winning, internationally shown artist. Her work has been featured in a multitude of galleries as well as museums, including MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, NYC), and the National Catholic Museum (NYC), and she has been published in numerous places; most notably the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun Times, and O-the Oprah Magazine.  


Taylor is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed, best selling book “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal” (Penguin publishing).


In addition, she is the co-founder of the Harlem Open Artists Studio Tour, NYC and the Arizona Collage Collective. Taylor studied with the renowned feminist artist, Anita Steckel, at The Art Students League and at Parsons School of Design both in New York City.  She has been living and loving in the Sonoran Desert for over a decade.

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Reviews, Juror, Interviews

Review: Collage Work by Lori Waxman, art critic, Chicago Tribune, for her 60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC project.


Review:  Long-Suffering Female Artists by Beth Surdut, Journalist, for The Desert Leaf, pages 41 and 42.

Juror: Transitional MOMENTS: restoring equilibrium through the art of collage (Publisher: Kolaj Institute) 2022

Interview: ShoutOut Arizona, August 2021

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Art Galleries to Museums:

Here, a list of the highlights, from art galleries to museums, where Janny Taylor's work has shown.

Museums

  • Lake County Discovery Museum, Illinois

  • Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio

  • MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York City , NY

  • National Catholic Museum – East Harlem, New York, NY

Curatorial Exhibits

  • Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, New York, NY

  • Crossing Eastern Parkway, Rongio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Gazpacho- Highland Cultural Center, Highland, NY

  • Faces/Phases, The Alternative Gallery Space, New York City, NY (Manhattan Borough Presidents Gallery)

Co-Founder

  • The RoyGBiv Society, New York, NY

  • artHARLEM, H.O.A.S.T. (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour)

Author/Illustrator

 

Get in Touch

Steinfeld Warehouse Arts Center, 101 W 6 St., Tucson, AZ 85701

917-312-0005

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