Taylor Baldwin (b. Tucson, AZ 1983) is an artist working primarily in sculpture, video and installation. He received a BFA from RISD in 2005 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. He has been a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the Seven Below Arts Initiative.
Baldwin has exhibited at Wayfarers Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Conner Contemporary Gallery (Washington DC), Land of Tomorrow Gallery (Louisville, KY) and Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) as well as in groups shows at the Queens Museum of Art (Queens, NY), Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art (Tucson, AZ), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Norfolk, VA), Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft (Louisville, KY) and Zürcher Gallery (NYC). He is currently based in Providence and Queens, NY.
Fall 2023 Courses
GRADUATE STUDIO I
Students pursue individual work under advisement of resident faculty, visiting artists and critics during the semester. Individual objectives are clarified and professional practices are discussed. Group interaction and discussions are expected.
Students are pre-registered for this course by the department; registration is not available in Workday. Enrollment is limited to Graduate Sculpture Students.
Major Requirement | MFA Sculpture
SOPHOMORE SCULPTURE: STUDIO I
This beginning sculpture studio encounter is organized to train students to workshop their ideas and concepts with the basic materials and processes of the sculpture studio. In this department we teach visual vocabulary on the basic principle of, Thinking while making and making while thinking. The assignments in the Fall Sophomore studio parallels the exercises in technical skills taught in Wood and Metal Shop Practice I. Students will begin working in sculpture specific metal fabrication methods. Students may expect to gain proficiency in gas, TIG and MIG welding techniques, along with hot and cold forming methods. The second half of the fall semester is focused on sculpture specific wood fabrication methods. Students will acquire skills in methods of cutting and joining alongside methods of forming and lamination.
Estimated Cost of Materials: Students are required to purchase a substantial selection of tools.
Students are pre-registered for this course by the department; registration is not available in Workday. Enrollment is limited to Sophomore Sculpture Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Sculpture
Spring 2024 Courses
GRADUATE SCULPTURE THESIS PROJECT
Students present a body of work supported by a written thesis to a thesis committee for evaluation.
Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Enrollment is limited to Graduate Sculpture Students.
Major Requirement | MFA Sculpture
ADVANCED WOOD FABRICATION FOR SCULPTURE
This is a hands-on studio course focusing on three-dimensional object making, primarily working with wood as a medium. We develop an integration of intuitive approaches and structured processes through direct engagement with the materials. In addition to guiding the student through the various technical hurdles encountered as the projects unfold, an equal stress is placed on the development of the ideas and intent - and those ideas successfully expressed through the materials and its manipulation. At critical times, a slide presentation is given, followed by a general, open discussion on the relevant topics and how they relate to the class.
Estimated Cost of Materials: $200.00