Meet Taylor Painter-Wolfe
Please join us in welcoming Holland Hall 2019 ARTworks Artist-in-Residence, Taylor Painter-Wolfe!
About Taylor Painter-Wolfe
Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist and art teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute where she learned how to make handmade, hand-dyed felted wool, which she used to create clothing, costumes, and fine art pieces. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, Taylor traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia which greatly influenced her development as a fiber artist and inspired her to use elements of texture, shape, and pattern found in natural environments.
Later Taylor lived in Washington State where she worked creating wearable, handmade felt items to sell at boutiques and craft shows. She also attended The University of Washington and received a Masters of Education in early childhood special education in 2011. She then returned to Tulsa where she has taught special education, preschool, and art in various Tulsa Public Schools.
Taylor now divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching elementary school art. She creates felt, abstract landscapes inspired by aerial photography and satellite images of compelling landscapes. Taylor’s work has appeared in many group exhibitions locally and regionally. Her first solo exhibition, “The View From Above,” was at AHHA in 2016, followed by “Don’t Look Down,” at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, and “Earth and Sky,” at Living Arts Tulsa. “Green Country Air,” an installation of Taylor’s work was on view at the Tulsa International Airport from January 2018 to January 2019. She has shows for 2019 scheduled at The Black Wall Street Gallery, and the Walter Arts Center Holliman Gallery at Holland Hall.
“My work is made entirely of felted wool I make and dye by hand… I never get the same shape or color twice, making each piece of felt I create totally one of a kind.” –Taylor Painter-Wolfe