about the artist

Taylor Barnes was born in 1993 in Austin Texas. In May 2019 she will be receiving her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas. Barnes has already had important exhibitions including her solo exhibitions “Read My Mind” at 500x Gallery and “My Genesis” at UNT on the Square. Upcoming shows include her thesis exhibition “Who’s Next?” and solo exhibition at Erin Cluley Gallery June 2019. Barnes currently lives and works in Denton Texas.


Taylor has been the recipient of awards such as Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Award in 2017; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship 2018; honorable mention at the 58th annual Voertmans Competition 2018; Trinity Valley Quilter’s Guild Scholarship 2018 . She has been a Visiting Artist at Haywood Community College of Creative Arts in North Carolina 2018.  Taylor’s work has been exhibited by Erin Cluley Gallery (TX) 500x Gallery (TX), Temporary Collective at 500 Singelton (TX) Janette Kennedy Gallery (TX) The ARTROOM Gallery (TX), Gallery 76102 (TX); Greater Denton Arts Council (TX); Cora Stafford Gallery at UNT; Lightwell Gallery at UNT; Union Gallery at UNT; UNT on the Square (TX). She also lead a workshop with Eyeland Studio at Magictown Movement Studio (NC) in 2018.

Taylor is currently a Teaching Fellow for Introduction to Fibers at the University of North Texas. She plans to graduate May 2019.

To listen to Taylor’s Artist Spotlight with KERA FM Art & Seek follow the link: http://artandseek.org/spotlight/working-in-black-and-white/