Imogen Taylor was born Whangarei, New Zealand in 1985. Taylor studied at the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating with a BFA (2007) and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts (2010). Her recent exhibitions include Pocket Histories, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2018), Open Air, Still Life, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (2017) and BODY LANGUAGE at Artspace, Auckland (2015).Read More
Taylor currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.
Text courtesy Michael Lett.
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