Richard Taylor


Glasgow-based artist and writer Richard Taylor (b. Sheffield, UK, 1985) uses writing and voice to steer connections between bodily intimacies, objects, architectures, landscapes and histories. A combination of sound design, sculpture, slide photography, video and performance and are then used to developed narrative-orientated environments, for studying the relationships and communities people sustain or leave behind. 

Selected exhibitions and performances include ‘Front Horse’, an evening of performance and poetry, with Nottingham University’s School of English (2017); ‘Anonymiser Particular’, a solo exhibition at Alex Hetherington’s No. 35/elongated domestic gallery space/The men and women are referred to in the text as, Bannockburn, Scotland (2017); ‘In Parting Glass’, a collaborative exhibition and series of performances with choreographer Riccardo Buscarini, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2016); ‘enter dust free tomb’, a suite of performances at the Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections, The Whiskey Bond, Glasgow (2015); '12-hour Studio Jamming Symposium', performances at Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2014); 'Epigone', a solo exhibition at Basement Arts Project, Leeds (2013).

Richard studied with free-party-goers at Leeds University (2004-2007) and moved to Scotland in 2009. He has pursued research during residencies with AWA Gallery, Amsterdam (2012); Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, and Mexico Project Space, Leeds (2013); Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2014); Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015); Hospitalfield, Arbroath; Market Gallery, Glasgow (both 2017). He completed an MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2017.

Epigone | October 2013

Epigone | October 2013