Josephine Taylor, ‘Eight-Limbed Baby’, 2009, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2017

Josephine Taylor’s (Artist in Residence ’04) drawings examine the emotional and psychological remnants of adolescence. Though her subject matter is intensely personal and rendered with a tender fragility, her works on paper defy any assumption of intimacy. Taylor was a recipient of the 2004 SFMOMA SECA Art Award and was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2004. Her work is included in the permanent collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2017, Taylor was awarded a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation. She teaches at Stanford University and at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy through the San Francisco Arts Education Project. Taylor lives and works in San Francisco and has shown with Catharine Clark Gallery since 2003.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts