Katie Taylor | The Open College of the Arts
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Katie Taylor

I am a sculptural installation artist whose practice explores identity and memory. My work is research based and explores the borders between life and death, and the precariousness of our existence within the context of conflict. My research has examined the role forensic anthropology has in identifying individual human remains after atrocity and the importance of naming and identifying individuals to loved ones so that they have some form of closure to begin to find a way to move on.

I use many different techniques and materials not confining myself to any one form. The subject that I am exploring often dictates the material and or technique that I use. I tend to challenge the perceived use of materials pushing them to do something new and unusual, but I also love traditional textile techniques and always have a knitting project on the go.

I have exhibited my work in the UK and Europe and have also given papers on my research.

I studied my undergraduate degree here at Open College of the Arts and gained a first-class honours degree in Textiles. I bring the knowledge of distance study to my role as a tutor and am excited to be able to support students on their journey. Distance learning with OCA enabled me to gain a degree whilst having young children and a part time job and I understand the benefits and the difficulties of this form or learning.

In 2018 was awarded a scholarship to continue my education with a Masters in Fine Art (MFA) at Oxford Brookes University and I am looking to continue my development further with a PhD in 2020.

More information about my work can be found here: www.kmtaylor.co.uk

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