Approved: 30.10.2014

Katie Taylor

Artist, Arts administrator, Marketing professional, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 30.10.2014

I am fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence. I am drawn to history and often use historical reference within my work. My work conceptually explores these themes.

Read more ...




    Artist Statement

    I am fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence. I am drawn to history and often use historical reference within my work. My work conceptually explores these themes.

    As a textile artist I try to push the possibilities and boundaries of what textile art can be, often utilizing and combining materials not normally associated with textiles. I create sculptural forms, exploring materials that speak directly of the theme. I want my work to move the viewer into asking questions, of the work, of themselves, of their own place in the world.


    CV & Education


    • PhD Fine Art – Oxford Brookes University (current)
    • MFA in Fine Arts – Oxford Brookes University
    • Post Graduate Certificate Textiles – University for the Creative Arts
    • BA(hons) Textiles 1st Class – University for the Creative Arts



    Work selected for Afterlives – SDA’s Spring 2023 Selections Online Exhibition – May 2023

    Unseen workers : the essential roles of microbes May 2023 – Oxford Town Hall

    Dying alone and its afterlives in Contact-less socialities conference – exhibition and talk. The Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Germany April 2023

    Oxford Human Rights Festival – exhibition and talk. Oxford Brookes University March 2023


    1st International Contemporary Material Art Biennale, Haitian Sky Art Center, Qingdao, China. December, 2022


    Galerie Zône, Leiden Netherlands May 2021


    Selected for Vanishing at This Gallery online December 2020

    Lie Down exhibited within a virtual exhibition space for the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide – Remembering Srebrenica exhibition July 2020

    Lie Down exhibited at YMCA North Stafford as part of Srebrenica Memorial Week 2020 July 2020


    Nou Wave I The Old Biscuit Factory, London November 2019

    Conflict and Identity Conference, Lincoln College Oxford, October 2019

    ‘Body of Work’ MFA show Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford, June 2019 

    ‘a Meeting’ Independent open studio exhibition and conversation, Oxford, June 2019

    ‘Chromantics’ Cornerstone Gallery, Didcot April 2019

    The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts London  January 2019

    DreaMFActory 18 Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University December 2018 – January 2019


    ‘Our Place’ Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford November – December 2018

    Srebrenica Memorial service at The Guildhall London July 2018

    8372 Cards – Participatory art project for Srebrenica Memorial week exhibited in Oxford Town Hall. Funded with help from Oxford City Council 8th – 16th July 2018

    ‘Lie Down’ Exhibited at City of Oxford College May 2018

    disPLACED P21 Gallery, London 20th January – 10th February 2018


    19th International textile exhibition SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK – 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia May 31st – 25th June 2017

    Latent The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London 13 – 14 January 2017


    Through An Artist’s Eye All Saints Church, Esher Kent 8 October – 29 October 2016

    Dis-locate Exhibition with Magdalen Road Artist Studios Old VW Showroom, Iffley Road, Oxford 27 May – 5 June 2016


    17th International textile exhibition SVU Manes Diamond, Spalena 4, Prague Czech Republic 1-24 July 2015

    17th International textile exhibition SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK – 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia June 2015


    Oxford Spotlight Oxfords light festival Organised by OVADA held in Oxford Town Hall November 2013


    Unprecedented an exhibition of work exploring resilience during the Covid Pandemic OVADA Gallery May 2021


    Lead artist ‘Our Place’ – Crisis and The Old Fire Station, Oxford. November 2018
    Lead Artist – Processions 2018 Banner Workshop OVADA April 2018


    Inert  – commissioned work for collaborative project ‘Through an artists eye‘ funded by Arts Council England, October 2016


    Cel Del Nord – Virtual Residency during the Coronavirus Pandemic March 2020


    1st International Contemporary Material Art Biennale catalogue ISBN: 978-7-112-28213-5
    Work selected for Covid magazine December 2020
    Cover artwork of Idles Divide and Conquer 7” single November 2017

    Conferences / Talks

    International Contemporary Material Art Symposium – China  May 2023

    The Max Planck Institute for Human Development – Berlin Germany April 2023

    Oxford Human Rights Festival – Oxford Brookes University March 2023

    Friends of The Pitt Rivers Museum – October 2022

    Death and Culture IV – York St Johns University – September 2022

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – School of Fashion and Textiles – March 2021

    Bradford University Archaeology and Forensic Science Department Guest Lecture Series – March 2021

    The Association of Death and Society Seminar Series – Using Art Practice to explore the acknowledgement of unidentified dead – February 2021


    Lincoln College, Oxford Conflict and Identity Conference October 2019
    York University – Symposium – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work June 2019
    Guild of Embroiderers – Oxford Branch April 2018
    OVADA Warehouse Art School 11th January 2018
    CARU | Arts re Search Conference 2017 10th December 2017


    Build a wordpress website for artists OVADA 2017
    Social Media Marketing for artists workshop OVADA 2017


    Director – art-sauce October 2022 – Present

    Advertising Manager – Surface Design Association February 2021 – Present

    Textiles Tutor – Open College of the Arts – June 2019 – Present

    Programming Coordinator – OVADA March 2020 – April 2021
    Outreach Arts Facilitator Rough Sleepers Hub – Crisis – July 2019 – April 2020
    Part time Studio Manager – Magdalen Road Artist studios – August 2015 – July 2019
    Lead Artist / Project co-ordinator ‘Our Place’ – Crisis and The Old Fire Station, April 2018 – January 2019
    Art Class leader – Crisis – October 2018 – December 2018
    Voluntary website support – OVADA 2014 – 2020
    Trustee – OVADA – 2014 – March 2020
    1 to 1 support for artist with ADD – 2017
    Project Management of group exhibition ‘Dis locate’ January – June 2016
    Project admin and commissioned artwork – Through An Artist’s Eye June 16 – October 16