Caleb Taylor


Caleb Taylor is a 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellow whose practice freely navigates the disciplines of painting, collage, photography, and sculpture. He is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, and has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Joan Mitchell Center, and Ucross Foundation.  His paintings and drawings are published in New American Painting and have been exhibited at numerous venues including the Nerman MoCA, Grand Arts (KC), Weatherspoon Art Museum (NC), and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NY). Taylor’s work is collected nationally and is included in the public collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KU Medical Center, and Polsinelli Law Firm (KC). He received his MFA in painting from Montana State University-Bozeman (2008) and his BFA from Northwest Missouri State University (2004.  Taylor is Assistant Professor/Chair of the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute and is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City.

In addition to his studio practice, Taylor is a founding member of PLUG Projects, a curatorial collaboration in the Stockyards District of Kansas City. PLUG is a recipient of a 2011 Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and Charlotte Street Foundation.


Solo Exhibitions

2018 Open Plan, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013 Recent Paintings, dm Contemporary, New York, NY

2013 Near/Far, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2013 Land:Mark (w/ Armin Muhsam), Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

2011 Subtle Shifts in Emphasis, Potter Gallery, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

2010 Recent Works w/ Clint Baclawski, Snowflake/Citystock, St. Louis, MO

2010 Inner Structures, The Late Show, Kansas City, MO

2009 Recent Drawings, Beggars Table Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2008 Covered, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT 

2007 Collaborations: w/ Heather Bentz, Weaver Gallery, Emerson Center, Bozeman, MT

2007 Systems and Repetition w/ Heather Bentz, Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2005 New Works w/ Paul Heaston, Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery, Bozeman, MT


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Loose Group, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013 New, Four: KCAI Faculty Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2012 Young Painters Competition Finalists, Miami University, Hiestand Gallery, Oxford, OH

2011 Abstract.Kansas City, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2011 Narrow Margins, KCAI Faculty Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2011 Beyond Bounds: Brilliant, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Summer Juried Exhibition, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY  

2011 New Year New Paintings, dm Contemporary, New York, NY 

2011 Tapped, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011 A Glimpse Inward, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010 UrbanSuburban, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Overland Park, KS

2010 Kansas City Flatfiles, H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2010 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship Recipients, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

2010 Art Preview: 2010, Brooklyn Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Cumulus I and II, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Beyond Bounds: Glow, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2009 Censor Approved, The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 UrbanSuburban, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Overland Park, KS

2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation 2008 MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

2008 River Market Regional Exhibition, KCAC, Kansas City, MO

2008 UrbanSuburban, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Overland Park, KS

2008 Collections, Yavapai College, Clarkdale, AZ

2008 59715, Eastern Central University, Ada, OK

2007 Buzz: Mattera, Mast, MFA’s, Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2007 Ring of Fire, Jessie Wilbur Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2007 National Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Art Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

2007 River Market Regional Exhibition, KCAC, Kansas City, MO

2007 MSU Wall Show, Emerson Center for Art and Cultural, Bozeman, MT

2006 MSU Graduate Exhibition, Helen Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2006 Ceramics Alumni Exhibition, DeLuce Gallery - NWMSU, Maryville, MO

2005 Clay Cup X, Southern Illinois State University, Carbondale, IL

2005 Strictly Functional Pottery National, Southern Market Center, Lancaster, PA

2004 Gems from the Fire, Iowa Hall Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

2004 National Works on Paper, Fort Pierce, FL

2004 KCAC Undergraduate Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

2004 4 State Salon, Spiva Gallery, Joplin, MO

2004 BFA Thesis, Olive DeLuce Building, NWMSU, Maryville, MO

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