Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, art educator, and curator. She is a life-long resident of southern New Jersey where she collects materials for her reverse glass and mixed media paintings on found windows and doors, and for her installations. A graduate of Rowan University (BA in Art Education) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (MFA), she was also supported through the Violette de Mazia Foundation in courses on aesthetics at the Barnes Foundation and Villanova University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and she has participated in artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Peters Valley Craft Center, and the Pouch Cove Foundation. She has received grants from Artist, Inc and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Taylor-Kearney’s art works are vignettes informed by the materials and experiences gathered in her daily life. Often, in her paintings, she includes art historical works—at times in an obscure way, sometimes as a framing device or incorporated directly into the scene. The use of found windows, doors, and oddments in her work suggest a history, voyeurism, duality, and transition. The layers of materials painted and glued behind, onto, and even extending into the viewer’s world make a plotline to be read by studying, linking, and peeling away the information to tell a story. Her titles represent associations she makes with the finished work and are drawn from poetry, science, or other writings.