Local Artists Showcase: Jon Taylor + Taro Takizawa
The PrattMWP Gallery is pleased to host sculptor Jon Taylor (Russia, NY), and printmaker Taro Takizawa (Syracuse, NY)
Jon Taylor grew up in New Jersey poking around old industrial sites and watching the landscape transform from woods into suburban homes. He received his BFA from Alfred University in 1999, and his MFA from UMass Dartmouth in 2005. He has just returned from traveling across Australia on motorcycle and a series of residencies at Sacatar Foundation in Brazil, Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska, Berwick Research Institute in Roxbury, MA, Vermont Studio Center, and Jentel in Wyoming. He works in various media and materials, believing in an adaptable and responsive approach to creating.
Taro Takizawa is a visual artist who recently graduated from the College of Visual and Performing Arts in Syracuse University as a printmaking MFA candidate
He focuses on printmaking, vinyl installations, painting ,drawing and ceramics.
Takizawa was born and raised .in Japan. He received a B.F.A. in 2-D with an emphasis in printmaking from Central Michigan University. Recently he has been showing his works in variety of locations, including A Long History Cut Short at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse; Deep End at Apostrophe’S, Syracuse; Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, New York; PARADOX City Student Project: Reactivating Central Poznan at CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland; and PARADOX CITY at UP Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Free + Open to the Public