Mark Taylor is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist who lives and works in San Francisco. He has been making experimental films since 1985 but has just begun making other kinds of objects after recently receiving an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Well, maybe that's not entirely true; Taylor dabbled in performance, poetry, and bookmaking in the 1980s and then made a limited-edition book, Sensing the World by Echo, in 2006, which now resides in the Artist Book collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, the University of Southern California, and the University of Connecticut, among others. Up until a few years ago, Taylor primarily saw himself as a filmmaker, producing short, mostly 16mm films that have screened in festivals, galleries, and museums around the world. His film, Lesson 9, received an NEA grant, was distributed by Frameline, and was purchased for broadcast by the BBC in England. Today, Taylor pretty much makes whatever he wants in whatever format (primarily screen print, video, film, photography, text, etc) is appropriate to the project at hand. He likes to excavate and reuse cultural detritus to his own narrative ends and is always on the lookout for new ways to tell stories regardless of medium and often without language. Mark Taylor was born in Paso Robles, CA in 1964.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)The Box Set
Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural CenterThe Box Set