Taylor is driven by curiosity. She works in a variety of media, from paint to cement to words. She’s 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 was a freelance Op-Ed contributor to the Sacramento Bee from 2011-2018. Link to Taylor’s essays in Bee.

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 was inspired by large-scale media in Los Angeles, including the famous Coppertone billboard she saw installed on a garage door in Malibu, and master muralist Kent Twitchell’s “Steve McQueen.”  She has been creating site-specific installations and paintings for 42 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.

Link to youtube videos

Press: Good Day Sacramento Wide Open Walls 2019

Press: Good Day Sacramento Bread Store Mural 2019

Press: SacBee Wide Open Walls 2019

Press: Sac Business Journal Wide Open Walls 2019

Press: KCRA Sacramento Sculpture Installation 2016

Press: KFBK Sacramento Simple Objects 2019

Press: CBS Sacramento

CapRadio interview Simple Objects 2019 

Press: CBS


Simple Objects: An Excavation, an exhibition catalog, available on Amazon.


In 2016, she published a book about water in California: Water: More or Less, an anthology of art, essays and policy, with co-author Rita Schmidt Sudman, former executive director of the Water Education Foundation. The book was updated in 2018, to keep up with California’s constant challenges: floods and wildfires. Contact Stephanie direct for discount on orders of 10 or more.

Excerpts from the book in Comstock’s Magazine

NPR interview about the water book with Beth Ruyak at Capitol Public Radio.1977-present
Stephanie Taylor Studio, Sacramento-1984-present, established Los Angeles, 1977.

An anthology about water in California.

In 2017, collaboration with the Sacramento Public Library, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818. It is Taylor’s first graphic interpretation of a narrative text.  Frankenstein in the Sacramento Business Journal Now available through the Library or on Amazon.



2011-2019  Writer: freelance contributor to Op-ed section, Sacramento Bee

Licensed artist to Disney’s Fine Art Collection for several years
Publishing and advertising art director, Los Angeles, CA


2019  Stanford continuing education: drawing

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


Publications and films:

2016    “Comstock’s Magazine” A Rain Garden Concept for Capital Mall

2013    “Paperclay: Art and Practise,” by Rosette Gault, U of Penn., 119  & 133.

2011-2019   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

Design International Magazine

Designer’s West Magazine

Kodak’s More Joy of Photography

German Art Calendar of International Murals


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.


Disneyland Hotel, Paris, France

Shoji Corporation, Kyoto, Japan


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 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

Publicly Funded 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.