About

Responding with whatever materials are most suited to interpret the meaning of a place, from paint, steel, and cement to words, Taylor is driven by curiosity, location and audience. Taylor has been creating site-specific installations and paintings for 40 years, including over forty publicly placed mural and sculpture projects in the Sacramento region. Her work is in private and corporate collections from coast to coast, and in Kyoto and Paris.

Taylor's Sacramento Projects

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Stephanie with installation of over 5,000 ceramic elements, Drop By Drop.
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Stephanie Taylor Artist/Writer

Taylor has been a working studio artist since 1977, with a BA in history from UCLA, and a masters in sculpture from Sacramento State. Her work is in collections all over the US. She is also a freelance Op-Ed contributor to the Sacramento Bee. In 2016, she published a book about water in California: Water: More or Less, an anthology of art, essays and policy. Her co-author is Rita Schmidt Sudman, former executive director of the Water Education Foundation. Follow news about the book on Facebook. The book was updated in 2017.

NPR interview about the book with Beth Ruyak at Capitol Public Radio.

Current projects include:

  1. An artistic fountain for Lyon Village.
  2. A steel sculpture 7′ high x 2′ deep by 8′
  3. RR Museum Mural repaint of 1999 vinyl installation
  4. Frankenstein, a quasi graphic novel with Sac Public Library
  5. Ongoing essays for Sac Bee

Taylor’s art installation, Drop by Drop, on KCRA, Sacramento.

2016&17: 2017frontcover_2-6-17

2011-present
Writer: freelance contributor to Op-ed section, Sacramento Bee, Licensed artist to Disney’s Fine Art Collection

1977-present
Stephanie Taylor Studio, Sacramento-1984-present, established Los Angeles, 1977-84.

Prior
Publishing and advertising art director, Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION

2004-2006   CSUS, Masters in Sculpture

1974-77    UCLA, BA in History / Economic Philosophy

prior   Extension: Art Center College of Design, LA & Chouinard (Cal Arts), LA

 

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS: a selection

Please note that over a 40 year career making art for public places, projects come and they also disappear or are degrading, as have some of the following. We learn, even though there are federal and state laws to protect artist’s right, to let go.

International

Disneyland Hotel, Paris, France

Shoji Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

National

Bally’s Casino, Las Vegas

Crown Plaza, New York

Disney Institute, Disneyworld, Orlando

Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Disneyworld, Orlando

Harvey’s Resort, South Lake Tahoe

Hilton Hotels, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland

Hyatt Hotels, Atlanta

Marriott Hotel, Washington D.C

Sheraton Resort, Tucson

California

California Association of Realtors, Sacramento & Los Angeles

City Hall, City of Indian Wells

City Hall, City of Los Angeles

Columbia Pictures, Los Angeles

Crown Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles

Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

First Interstate Bank Branches, Southern California

Fluor Corporation, Irvine

Hilton Hotels in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Hyatt Hotels in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta

Manhattan Beach, four exterior murals, 1979-82

MGM Studio, Los Angeles

Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

Scripp’s College, Claremont

Six Flags Corporation, Los Angeles

Stephan Cannell Productions, Los Angeles

Sutter Medical Centers, Santa Rosa, Antioch

Texaco Corporation, Los Angeles

UC Medical Center, Los Angeles, Sacramento

United California Bank branches, Southern California

Waterfront Plaza, Jack London Square, Oakland

Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles

Xerox Corporation, Los Angeles

Sacramento: including over 40 publicly placed installations, 22 of which are exterior murals and sculpture.

Beer’s Books, Jack London Mural

California Exposition and State Fair

California State Library Foundation

California State Railroad Museum

Crocker Art Museum

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Kaiser Hospital

Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Regional Transit Headquarters

Sacramento River Cats, Raley Field

Sutter Hospitals

The late Senator Leroy Greene’s Capitol office

UC Davis Medical Center, since 1986

Water Education Foundation

Public Art Projects

Sacramento Metro Arts Commission, Fremont Park Project. installed 2011.

Sacramento Metro Arts Commission, Valley-Hi Library, Sacramento, CA., 2009

Lecture to Crocker Art Museum on public art projects in Sacramento, 2006

Finalist, Sacramento City Hall, in two areas, Sacramento Metro Arts Commission, CA

California Department of Transportation, Freeway wall & underpass proposal, Sacramento, CA

City of Manhattan Beach Mural Project, CA (over 8,000 sq.ft.)

Exhibitions: Solo and group, almost every year from 1988 to 2008.

Publications and films:

2016    “Comstock’s Magazine”

2013    “Paperclay: Art and Practise,” by Rosette Gault, U of Penn., 119  & 133.194_9781408131206_Paperclay150

2011-present   Sacramento Bee: California Sketches

                          Sacramento Business Journal

2006-8   Sactown Magazine

2004    Sacramento Bee

2003   Ceramics Art and Perception, Australia

             American Craft Magazine

2002   Sacramento Bee

2001   Feature film, Los Angels

San Francisco Hilton Murals, mini documentary

PBS short film Arts Alive

Wall Street Journal, Top Ten Hotel Properties

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Magazine

Design International Magazine

Designer’s West Magazine

Kodak’s More Joy of Photography

German Art Calendar of International Murals

Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Stephanie with installation of over 5,000 ceramic elements, Drop By Drop.