Austyn Taylor (born in 1984 in Rochester, NY, USA), for 6 years, has traveled the earth making sculptures. From art residency to residency her focus has been unconditional love. Formerly trained as a painter and philosopher in New York and once an art teacher for the youths of Denver, Colorado she has lectured on sculpture and art history at UCLA, CCA, SFAI, MSU, CCAFA and Alfred University.
Taylor’s sculptures illustrate the absurdist humor (cognitive dissonance) one has when trying to hold both “realism” and “optimism” as one’s values. She uses imagery from hand-drawn animation, modern art and ancient sculpture to drum home friendly adages like, “everyone is trying their best.” Hand-made sculptures symbolically visualize our collective humanity, give proof for a pro-human doctrine and make valid an optimistic approach to reality
The artist is currently based in Mendocino, CA, USA.