Brian Taylor was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. Brian is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including mixed media, and hand made books. He has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Polaroid Corporation. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. His work has been published in American Photographer, Photo Asia, Exploring Color Photography, Artworks, Photographic Possibilities, and Seizing the Light: A History of Photography. Brian has taught photography workshops for institutions including the Friends of Photography, the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley, Stanford University, Photo Alliance, and the Oklahoma Arts Institute. Brian was a Professor of Art and Art History in the photography program at San Jose State University for over 35 years, and served as the Chair of the Department. He is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious photography galleries. Artist Biography