American, born 1958, lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Henry Taylor’s imprint on the American cultural landscape comes from his disruption of tradition. While people figure prominently in Taylor’s work, he rejects the label of portraitist. Taylor’s chosen subjects are only one piece of the larger cultural narrative that they represent: his paintings reveal the forces at play, both individualistic and societal, that come to bear on his subject. Recent exhibitions include May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2019) and the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2017). In February 2021, Taylor will open a solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA is preparing a major survey exhibition of his work for 2022.