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 38 years, including over thirty large-scale 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.

Stephanie Taylor Artist/Writer

Taylor has a BA in history from UCLA, with an emphasis in economic philosophy, and a masters in sculpture from Sacramento State. She is a freelance Op-Ed contributor to the Sacramento Bee. She has just 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.

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

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

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

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 Hotel, New Orleans

Hyatt Hotel, 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: in addition to the following, over twenty exterior installations in the area

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

Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Regional Transit Headquarters

Sacramento River Cats. Raley Field

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.