Bethany Taylor received a BFA from the University of Southern California and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently an Associate Professor of Drawing and co-coodinator of (WARP) The Workshop for Art Research and Practice at the University of Florida. Her teaching extends to undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary studio courses and seminars, as well as study abroad courses in storytelling and portable art practices in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Her work is interdisciplinary, utilizing drawing, collage, sculpture, digital media, video and installation, combined with an ongoing research in politics, ecology, media, psychology, and gender studies. Her own personal history and influences compel her to be most concerned with violence, war, environmental disaster and inequality. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues nationally and internationally including, The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Post, Los Angeles, Seattle Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, Museum for Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, The Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, The Huntsville Art Museum, Huntsville Alabama, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida, the Musei di Genova Raccolte Frugone, Genova Nervi, Italy, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland, and The Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland, Werkstad, Berlin, Germany among others.
Her individual and collaborative work has been written about in such publications as Art Papers, New Art Examiner, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, The LA Weekly, Rocky Mountain News, Suomi-USA Magazine, Northern Ireland Scene, Worldwide Review, London and others. She received a individual artist’s grant from the Seattle Arts Commission and has several works in the Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works Collection. She is one of the founding members of SOIL artist run gallery in Seattle Washington, and her art, curatorial work, and writing was featured in the book, Soil Artist-Run Gallery 1995-2005, funded by Art Patch, King County Lodging Tax, and The Washington State Arts Commission.