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GAIL GASH TAYLOR


The Herd

The Herd
Painting (H 30in x W 60in)
The Leopard Appaloosa

The Leopard Appaloosa
Painting (H 4in x W 4in)
She Named Them Toaster & Blender as They Were Wedding Gifts

She Named Them Toaster & Blender as They Were Wedding Gifts
Painting (H 11.5in x W 11.5in)

Dark Bay Quarterhorse

Dark Bay Quarterhorse
Painting (H 4in x W 4in)
Chestnut Thoroughbred

Chestnut Thoroughbred
Painting (H 4in x W 4in)
Tres Bacas

Tres Bacas
Painting (H 24in x W 24in)

A Desert Born Hare, Jack Dreamed of Kentucky Bluegrass

A Desert Born Hare, Jack Dreamed of Kentucky Bluegrass
Painting (H 11.5in x W 11.5in)
Appendix Quarter Paint

Appendix Quarter Paint
Painting (H 4in x W 4in)
Peruvian Paso

Peruvian Paso
Painting (H 4in x W 4in)

Cloud

Cloud
Painting (H 15in x W 15in)
Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Painting (H 11.5in x W 11.5in)
Baby Face

Baby Face
Painting (H 11.5in x W 11.5in)

Oh Baby

Oh Baby
Painting (H 11.5in x W 11.5in)
Black Beauty

Black Beauty
Painting (H 10.5in x W 17in x D 1.5in)

Artist Biography

 

Manitou artist, Gail Gash Taylor has received numerous awards and
honors during her career.  She earned a B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude with
Fine Arts Honors, from Illinois Wesleyan University and went on to earn
an M.S. in Fine Art on a full scholarship from Illinois State
University, where she would later return to teach.  Gail's M.F.A. was
awarded to her from University of Cincinnati after one year of study
while on a full scholarship and working as a member of the faculty.
A few years after completing her degree programs, Gail decided to move
to New Mexico to pursue a career as a professional artist.  She began
exhibiting her work locally, in Santa Fe, while building her own adobe
house and studio.  Work produced in that studio has been exhibited both
nationally and internationally and garnered the artist much attention
and numerous awards and invitations.
Taylor has been the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship, (on
the national level), from the National Endowment for the Arts.  She
also received an "Arts America" grant from the United States
Information Agency for guest artist lectures and workshops in Italy and
Spain.
Among Gail's guest artist appointments are speaking engagements at
American Universities including the University of Louisville and
Indiana University in New Albany, Indiana.  She has also been a guest
speaker at the Museum of Fine arts in Santa Fe twice, as
well as at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque twice. The Tamarind Institute also invited her twice as a guest artist to
create a total of six lithographs.
Internationally, the artist has been a guest speaker at the Institute
of North American Studies in Barcelona, Spain; Rhode Island School of
design, Rome, Italy; Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy; Academy of Fine
Arts, Seville, Spain; Washington Irving Center, Madrid, Spain; Brera
Museum and Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy; and the Villa Croce
Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy.  And her work has been
included in international exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland,
Mexico, South America and the Far East.
Taylor's work is included in more than fifty public collections
including: Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Albuquerque Museum,
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New
Mexico; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Nora Eccles Harrison
Museum of Art, Logan, Utah; Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art,
Genoa, Italy; Museum of Sezze a Romano, Sezze, Italy; Institute of
North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain; Palace of Culture, Art
Center, Warsaw, Poland; State Capitol, The Rotunda, Santa Fe, New
Mexico; The city of Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Civic Center, Santa Fe, New
Mexico; and numerous University art collections as well as corporations.
Gail Gash Taylor has completed numerous commissions for both public and
private collectors since 1983.  She continues to paint daily in her
adobe studio just outside of Santa Fe.

 

Manitou artist, Gail Gash Taylor has received numerous awards and honors during her career.  She earned a B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude with Fine Arts Honors, from Illinois Wesleyan University and went on to earn an M.S. in Fine Art on a full scholarship from Illinois State University, where she would later return to teach.  Gail's M.F.A. was awarded to her from University of Cincinnati after one year of study while on a full scholarship and working as a member of the faculty.


A few years after completing her degree programs, Gail decided to move to New Mexico to pursue a career as a professional artist.  She began exhibiting her work locally, in Santa Fe, while building her own adobe house and studio.  Work produced in that studio has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and garnered the artist much attention and numerous awards and invitations.


Taylor has been the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship, (onthe national level), from the National Endowment for the Arts.  She also received an "Arts America" grant from the United States Information Agency for guest artist lectures and workshops in Italy and Spain.


Among Gail's guest artist appointments are speaking engagements at American Universities including the University of Louisville and Indiana University in New Albany, Indiana.  She has also been a guest speaker at the Museum of Fine arts in Santa Fe twice, as well as at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque twice. The Tamarind Institute also invited her twice as a guest artist to create a total of six lithographs.

 

Internationally, the artist has been a guest speaker at the Instituteof North American Studies in Barcelona, Spain; Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy; Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy; Academy of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain; Washington Irving Center, Madrid, Spain; Brera Museum and Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy; and the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy.  And her work has been included in international exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Mexico, South America and the Far East.


Taylor's work is included in more than fifty public collections including: Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah; Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art,Genoa, Italy; Museum of Sezze a Romano, Sezze, Italy; Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain; Palace of Culture, ArtCenter, Warsaw, Poland; State Capitol, The Rotunda, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The City of Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Civic Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and numerous University art collections as well as corporations.


Gail Gash Taylor has completed numerous commissions for both public andprivate collectors since 1983.  She continues to paint daily in her adobe studio in New Mexico.




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