August is here in Kansas City and we have been enjoying some beautiful weather. We thought it only seemed right that we continue to include some beautiful art to go along with it, so we are very excited to share the works of current KCAC exhibiting artist Taylor Painter-Wolfe (@tpainterwolfe)! Taylor’s fiber works are on display in the Underground gallery at KCAC through September 22, but we just can’t get enough. SO, we thought it only seemed right that we invite her to join us on the Instagram account and see the world through her artistic lens.
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Taylor attended The Kansas City Art Institute where she majored in fiber art. There she learned to make hand-dyed, handmade felted wool, which she used to create clothing, costumes, and fine art pieces. After graduating with a BFA in 2003, Taylor toured with and made costumes for a performance art band called The Ssion. She then traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia, which influenced her to use landscapes and natural environments as inspiration in her work.
Taylor then lived in Washington where she focused mostly on creating felt wearable items to sell at boutiques and craft shows. She attended The University of Washington and received a masters degree in special education. In 2011 she returned to Tulsa to teach special education.
Taylor now divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching art part time at Lee Elementary School. She is currently creating pieces inspired by aerial images of landscapes where natural and man-made environments intersect. She draws from satellite images and aerial photographs to create abstract landscapes out of handmade felted wool.
We are very excited to see what Taylor has in store for us, so here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…
Be sure to follow Taylor on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, August 10th – Tuesday, August 15th!
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle