Kristen Neville Taylor

Spring 2021 PPEH Artist In Residence

2021 - 2021

Kristen Neville Taylor’s diverse practice combines drawing, sculpture, and glass which converge in playfull installations. ​Her process has been described as alchemical and utilizes pseudo-scientific experimentation to reimagine our relationship to nature futures. Taylor’s​ work has been shown at Vox Populi, the Woodmere Art Museum and the Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Richard Stockton and Rowan University Art Galleries (New Jersey), and Expo Chicago. She has organized several exhibitions including ​Landscape Techne at Little Berlin, ​The Usable Earth at the Esther Klein Gallery, and she co-curated ​Middle of Nowhere in the Pine Barrens. Taylor is the recipient of the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass, a RAIR Recycled Artist in Residence, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. Taylor is a recent alumni of Vox Populi gallery and co-founder of Little Berlin, a Philadelphia art gallery and collective renowned both nationally and internationally for its cutting edge programming and distinct curatorial model. Since 2007, Taylor has taught courses in glass and material studies at The University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and Moore College of Art Graduate Studies Program.

For this residency, Neville Taylor and Ricky Yanas designed Solar Imaginaries: Play and Pragmatism in Energy Futures, a dynamic program event series. 

Solar Imaginaries: Play and Pragmatism in Energy Futures was a 3-part program that brought together practitioners from environmental and creative sectors to re-envision the role of energy in our lives. Through film, reading, discussion and a participatory workshop, participants collectively reimagined the road to renewable energy systems.