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Sam Taylor-Wood


Sam Taylor-Wood Biography - ArtLyst

Sam Taylor-Wood was born in London in 1967. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths College.

Her work examines the split between being and appearance, often placing her human subjects either singly or in groups or in situations where the line between interior and external sense of self is in conflict.

Taylor-Wood is noted for her many experimental films often employing a wry humour and the relationship between the sacred and profane. She utilizes religious imagery inspired by Renaissance and Baroque painting

Exhibitions include:
The Venice Biennale (1997)
Nominated for The Turner Prize (1998).

Solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zurich (1997), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1997), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (1999), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2000), Hayward Gallery, London (2002), State Russian Museum, St Petersburg (2004), MCA, Moscow (2004), BALTIC, Gateshead (2006), MCA Sydney (2006) MoCA Cleveland (2007) and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2008).

Sam Taylor-Wood

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