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taylor barnes is a contemporary fibers artist and ceramicist. Her work consists primarily of mixed media fibers techniques and charcoal on cloth. barnes work takes on subjects of spirituality, oral histories, power, and bell hooks philosophies of object and subject. Her figures being understood as her spiritual guides unbound by time, barnes is lead to construct spaces in which their discoveries of truth are to be revealed. 

barnes received her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at 154 Contemporary African Art Fair, Harlem NY, Big Medium, Austin TX, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas TX. Her numerous group exhibitions include Untitled Art Fair in Miami, FL, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas TX, and Temporary Collective in Dallas TX. barnes received the Dallas Museum of Art's Arch and Giles Kimbrough Fund Award 2021 and was honored with the Sylvia Houlgand Emerging Artist Award for Make Art with Purpose 2020 and multiple art focused scholarships throughout her education. Her work has been featured on Artsy, Glasstire, KERA, and The Dallas Morning News. barnes lives and works in Austin, TX.
January 8
Artist Lecture 
Austin Community College

January - May
Artist In Residence
Small Black Museum
George Washington Carver Museum
Austin, TX

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