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Incense holders, (Orange, Folded Zig-Zag, Thought Finger, Mouth),
2017, clay, paint, incense, variable dimensions
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Creative Writing, 2017,
installation view,
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
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The Attic, 2017,
installation at La Criée, Rennes
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A Structure Choreographed to Filter a Room (Orange),
2017, acrylic paint, cotton, CPVC, plaster, polymer clay,
165 x 100 x 15 cm
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A Structure Choreographed to Filter a Room,
(Two Stripes on a Curve with a Lavender Dot),
2017, acrylic paint, cotton, CPVC,
plaster, polymer clay, 120 x 100 x 15 cm
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Units Enunciating Through Posed Composition,
(Body Haze) XI and XIII, 2016,
aluminum, acrylic enamel, epozy resin,
polystyrene, 180 x 45 x 15 cm each
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The Five Units of Haze, 2016,
installation view, Oakville Galleries, Oakville
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The Reclining Hippy (II), 2016,
wood, paint, 180 x 100 x 3cm
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A Segment of Translation (F. Kiesler's Mind Form), 2015,
double-sided digital print in light box,
300 x 1200 x 16 cm
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A Segment of Translation (F. Kiesler's Mind Form), 2015,
double-sided digital print in light box,
300 x 1200 x 16 cm
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Tools of a Ruin, 2013,
wood, plaster, brass, paper, ink, epoxy
clay, acrylic paint, variable dimensions
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Tools of a Ruin, 2013,
wood, plaster, brass, paper, ink, epoxy
clay, acrylic paint, variable dimensions
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Tools of a Ruin, 2013,
wood, plaster, brass, paper, ink, epoxy
clay, acrylic paint, variable dimensions
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The Story of Stripe and Dots (Chapter 1), 2012,
installation view, MuHKA, Antwerp
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The Ceremony and the Spirit, (with Roe Ethridge), 2012,
wood, paint, polyner clay, printed matter, cloth,
variable dimensions
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The Ceremony and the Spirit, (with Roe Ethridge), 2012,
wood, paint, polyner clay, printed matter, cloth,
variable dimensions
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Eight Pilot Episodes for The Bakery of Blok,
2009, wood, paint, video, variable dimensions

Zin Taylor

Like the letters in a word that evolve into a sentence, Zin Taylor’s work is shaped through an accumulation of units. Within his propositions, modular elements commingle to develop a distinct language of form. A morphology that is uniquely capable of translating an idea into something active, something generative, something else. In conversation, thoughts about a subject grow into forms about a subject, and from these forms a language of abstraction begins to emerge as a tool to compose with: the dot stretches to become a stripe, the stripe bends into a zigzag, the zigzag softens into a curve, and a description of what thinking can look like is made visual.

 
1978

born in Calgary, Alberta

2000

BFA, Alberta College of Art, Calgary

2005

MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Cut Flowers, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
about the exhibition

2017

A Dove on the Beach: a piece of cloth to relax upon is a void to stage your thoughts , FRAC île-de-france/Le Plateau - Vitrine, Paris

Creative Writing, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

2016

Five Units of Haze, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

2015

Stripes and Dots on the Isle of Portikus, Portikus, Frankfurt

A Segment of Translation - In Light of 25 Years, Witte de With, Rotterdam

Three Ideas About Haze, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

2014

Karl's Body, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna

The Tangental Zig-Zag, Kunstraum, London

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 7), Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto

2013

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 6), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 5), Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island

Parrot Soup, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

2012

The Ceremony and The Spirit, (with Roe Ethridge), La Loge, Brussels

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 2), Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 1), MuHKA, Antwerp

2011

The Flute of Sub, The Artist's Institute, New York

Growth, KIOSK, Ghent

The Five Arms of Supportico, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

The Units, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany

2010

The Bakery of Blok (first arrangement), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis

2009

The Bakery of Blok and the Three Forms of Unit, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

The Bakery of Blok, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto

2007

The Flute of Sub, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin

Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: a conversational documentaty recording Martin Kippenberger's Metro-net Station in Dawson City, Yukon, Establissement d'en Face Projects, Brussels; YYZ Artist's Outlet, Toronto; Presentation House, Vancouver

Who Named the Days, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto

2005

Nub, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

The Spiders (collaborative project with Damian Moppett), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

2017 Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Les Bons Sentiments, 19th Prix Ricard, Fondation Ricard, Paris

Belonging to a Place, Scrap Metal, Toronto

2016

Répétition, Villa Empain, Brussels

Hybrid Objects, L’inconnue, Montreal

L’esprit du Bauhaus, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Le louvre, Paris

2015

AXOLOTLISM, Nogueras|Blanchard Gallery, Madrid

Out of Line, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

2014

The Word Today Serves No One Except To Say To The Grocer Give Me A Pound Of Lentils, Supportico Lopez, Berlin

Interprete, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris

The Tools, Root Division, San Franciso

2013

The Way of the Shovel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Storytelling, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

IN THE HOUSE OF MR & MRS, Temporary Gallery, Köln

An Anatomical Chart of Love Pains, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

Dawson Gold, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

A Handful of Dust, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara

2012

Stoppages, Hessel Museum of Art - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Manufacture, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

2011

Ex-Libris, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels

We Don't Need to Need to Do This, MOT International, London

Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam

2010

Architectooralooral, 1857, Oslo

Truimphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery,Vancouver

2009

The Archeologists, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal

Dream Machines: Objects and Physical Phenomena (A Reciprocal Love Story), Beaubourg, Brussels

Transformers, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto

Architecture of Survival, Komplot, Brussels

2007

Ideas of North, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin

18-Beckett, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

2006

Habitat, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto

18-Beckett, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto

2005

Arm in Arm, (collaborative project with Allison Hrabluik), Or Gallery, Vancouver

Dedicated to you but you weren't listening, The Power Plant, Toronto

2004

Switch, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo

Publish or Perish, Open Space, Victoria

2003

Soundtracks: Re-Play, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Interaccess, Toronto; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton

2001

Secondhand, Or Gallery, Vancouver

 

Zin Taylor at Susan Hobbs Gallery

by Dan Adler (review)

Artforum, December 2018

FrameWork 9/18

by Magdalena Suski (essay)

Susan Hobbs Gallery, September 2018

read (pdf)

Lavender Glass

by Dieter Roelstraete and Zin Taylor (monograph)

Mousse Publishing and Southern Alberta Art Gallery/Milan and Lethbridge, 2018

Thoughts of a Dot as it Travels a Surface

by Zin Taylor with Christina Vantzou and John Also Bennett
(12" vinyl w/leporello & essay)

Shelter Press and Westfälischer Kunstverein/Rennes and Münster, 2018

visit (shelter-press.org)

An Interview with Zin Taylor

by Becky Rynor (interview)

NGC Magazine, 17 October 2016

visit (www.gallery.ca)

Void Flowers

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Bywater Bros. Editions, 2016

Zin Taylor: Five Units of Haze

by Frances Loeffler (essay)

Oakville Galleries, 2016

read (pdf)

Citizen Palm

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Black Pages, Vienna, 2015

Zin Taylor at 1646

by Vivian Sky Rehberg (review)

Frieze, March 2015

read (pdf)

The Ceremony and The Spirit

by Roe Ethridge and Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Karma, New York, 2014

Zin Taylor: The Tangental Zig-Zag

by Letitia Calin (review)

Le Salon, June 2014

Zin Taylor: The Tangental Zig-Zag

by Beth Bramich (review)

this is tomorrow, July 2014

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 7)

by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh (review)

art agenda, March 2014

visit (www.art-agenda.com)

The Way of the Shovel

by Dieter Roelstraete (exhibition catalogue)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2013

Salon der Angst: Zin Taylor

by Vanessa Joan Müller (blog entry)

Kunsthalle Wien, 2014

visit (kunsthallewien.at)

The Ceremony & The Spirit

by Evelyn Simons (review)

this is tomorrow, 7 January 2013

read (pdf)

Lichen Voices/Stripe and Dots

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Sternberg Press, Berlin/Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, 2013

Palms of the Fog

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2013

Zin Taylor at Supportico Lopez

by Frances Loeffler (review)

Frieze, June 2013

read (pdf)

Cane, Ring. Bracelet, Finger, Cup

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Galerie VidalCuglietta/Supportico Lopez/Jessica Bradley, 2012

Melanchoptopia

by Esperanza Rosales (review)

Frieze, January/February 2012

Zin Taylor

by Saelen Twerdy (review)

Border Crossings, Fall 2012

Growth

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Sternberg Press/Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Berlin, 2011

Taylor Made: Zin Taylor and the Story of Form

by Dieter Roelstraete (article)

Mousse Magazine, February/March 2011

read (pdf)

500 Words

by Zin Taylor (essay)

Artforum.com, June 2011

visit (www.artforum.com)

Plants Do Things

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Bywater Bros. Editions, 2010

The Nine Fingers of Malakoff

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Pavilion Projects, Paris, 2010

How Zin Taylor Fits The Practice of Contemporary Sculpture

by EC Woodley (article)

Border Crossings, Winter 2009

Zin Taylor at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects

by Dan Adler (review)

C Magazine, Autumn 2009

The Bakery of Blok and the Three Forms of Unit

by Michael Paulson (review)

Artforum.com, July 2009

Crystal Ship

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Bywater Bros. Editions, 2008

Who Named the Days?

by Dan Adler (review)

Artforum.com, March 2007

Idea of North

by Doreen Mende (review)

C Magazine, Summer 2007

Idea of North

by Jennifer Allen (review)

Artforum, April 2007

Nook

by Zin Taylor (artist's book)

Presentation House, Vancouver/YYZ Artist's Outlet, Toronto, 2007

Art that entertains. Now there's a concept

by RM Vaughn (review)

The National Post, 9 April 2005

Exploring Collaboration

by Sarah Milroy (review)

The Globe and Mail, 5 April 2005

Dedicated to you but you weren't listening

by Reid Shier (exhibition catalogue)

The Power Plant, 2005

Soundtracks: Re-Play

by Barbara Fischer (exhibition catalogue)

Edmonton Art Gallery, 2003

Flower Called Nowhere

by Damian Moppett (catalogue)

Artspace, Peterborough, 2003

PHTCPY #2

by Janis Demkiw (review)

Broken Pencil Magazine, #22, 2003

We Got Art

by David Balzer (review)

Eye Magazine, 25 January 2003