Richard Taylor




Richard Taylor

I am excited to share my work with you, as I am excited to enter my studio almost every day and continue where I stopped the day before. I really didn’t stop, however; I played with what I am working on in my mind and now I am back again to pick up the trail.

Much of my work happens in series, as you can see with my Farms or Urban Bop pieces. As in music, I enjoy variations on a theme, and creating groups of pieces related by a theme allows me to pursue it from many angles.

I am a sculptor, and also a painter. I use my three-dimensional metal forms as canvases for a variety of paint applications.

A good amount of my work is created for site-specific locations. I am happy to work with you to create a piece or pieces for a particular site, and doing so is always an intriguing challenge. It is a reward to be able to change the landscape just a bit in a thoughtful manner.

If you see some music in my compositions, it is there, you are seeing and hearing it correctly. Music is quite important to me and to life.

Curriculum Vitae


MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM)


Part-time studies, fine arts, San Diego Mesa College; San Diego City

College; University of California at San Diego


BA, Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Self-employed artist

2011-14         Adjunct instructor, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

1987-99         Artist-in-residence, Quad/Graphics, Pewaukee, WI (part-time)

1976-78         Saxophonist, Jose Martinez Orchestra


SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 3 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Miwaukee, WI; group show; Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA; group show; James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; group show


Sculpturesite Gallery, Sonoma, CA; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show

Wisconsin Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, group show; Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI; 3 person show


”Out of the Suitcase”, MIAD; group show; Coral Gables Museum, group show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; solo show


Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, OK; group show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; group show; Paine Museum of Art, Oshkosh, WI; 2 person show; Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Focus on Color, group show; Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI; group show; Universtiy of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Continuum 2012, group show


OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY; solo show; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show; Art in Public Places Sculpture Exhibition; Stamford, CT


KH Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show


University of New England – Portland Campus; group show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; “Off the Wall”, solo show; Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA; Group show, Works on Paper; Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Group Show, Milwaukee, WI


SOPA Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada; 3 person show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Anniversary Show; group show; Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2-person show; Wisconsin Museum of Art, West Bend, WI; solo show


OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY, solo show; Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; 2 person show; MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design), group show


Kajima Sculpture Awards Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan; group show; Fresh Paint, Los Angeles, California; group show; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL; 2-person show; Continuum 5; Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Inova, group show


Paint on Metal, Tucson Art Museum, group show; Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI; solo show

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI; solo show; Luckystar Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; group show


Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL; group show; Waukesha Civic Theater, Waukesha, WI; 2-person show; Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI, group show; 3rd Ward Sculpture Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI


Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, group show; West Bend Art Museum, WI; group show; Wisconsin Presents, Wisconsin Lutheran College, group show; Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show


OK Harris Works of Art, NY, NY, solo show; Mad River, San Francisco, group show; Ira Pinto Gallery, Washington DC, group show;l Navy Pier Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL, curated by Dave Hickey


Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, group show; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, group show; Europa Gallery, Hannover, Germany, group show; Nortel Networks Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, solo show; West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI, featured outdoor sculpture


Pier Walk 2000 Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL; Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL, group show ; Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan, WI, group show


DeLind Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show


Beyond the Object: Public Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design


Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show


La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, group show


Master’s Thesis Show, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Aristoi Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, solo show


UWM Union Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, “Really Big Shoe”


San Diego Art Institute, group show

550 Washington Building, Chicago, IL

All Saints Hospital, Racine, WI

Allen Bradley Corp., Milwaukee, WI

Blettner Building, Madison, WI

Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Curative Rehabilitation, Milwaukee,WI

Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, WI

Esker Hall, UW-Whitewater, % for Art Commission

Flad Architects, Madison, WI

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

General Electric Medical Systems, Pewaukee, WI

Guaranty Bank, Milwaukee, WI

SC Johnson Co., Racine, WI

Kaiser Hospitals, CA

Marnell Corrao, Shreveport, LA

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Milwaukee Public Central Library

Mc Kinley Marina, Milwaukee County

Quad/Graphics, Pewaukee, WI; Sussex, WI; Lomira, WI; The Rock, GA; Saratoga Springs, NY

Rockwell International, Milwaukee, WI

Ruud Lighting, Racine, WI

St. Lukes Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Modesto, CA

U.S. Robotics, Chicago, IL

Virchow Krause, Madison, WI

Valley Center Hospital, Santa Clara, CA


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Nieman Marcus



General Electric Medical Systems


Rockwell International

Rouse Properties, NY, NY

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

Koehler Winery, Santa Barbara, CA


University of Wisconsin – Madison

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay


City of Beaverton, OR

City of East Lansing, MI

City of Skokie, IL

City of Dowagiac, MI

City of Wauwatosa, WI

City of Mount Vernon, IL

City of Green Bay, WI / Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council

City of Waukesha, WI; Transit Center

City of Atlanta, GA; Hardy Ivy Park

City of Beaverton, OR; City Park

Universty of Wisconsin, Parkside

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI

State of Louisiana, LaSalle Building, Baton Rouge, LA


“Paint on Metal”, Tucson Museum of Art, 2005

“Navy Pier Walk”, Chicago Navy Pier Sculpture Exhibition, 2002


Artist of the Year, 2011; Milwaukee Arts Board

Louis Weinberg Sculpture Competition Winner, Skokie Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL; 2011

Semi-finalist, Kajima Sculpture Competition, Tokyo, Japan 2005


Alzheimers Fund, Milwaukee, WI

SRAM Bikes for Africa, New York, NY

AIDS Auction Milwaukee

Art Pop, Art for AIDS, Milwaukee, WI

Oshkosh Nutcracker Fund, Oshkosh, WI

Madison Youth Symphony, Madison, WI

Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation, Dallas, TX

MIAD Scholarship Fund, Milwaukee, WI

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