Artist Katie Taylor is a contemporary sculptural installation artist based in Oxford, UK. She has a first class degree in Textiles and is currently studying an MFA at Oxford Brookes University. Fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence, often using history and historical research as a basis within her work.
Forensic anthropology and its use to determine individuality is a continuing theme and it’s use in Bosnia as a tool to discover identities within mass graves is a current research project.
Katie works in a variety of media to create sculptural installations that explore the interface between materiality and memory, exploring ideas of how we are remembered beyond death by means of our possessions as well as the conceptual and emotional content of objects.
“My work very much explores the underrepresented person. Including themes exploring mass atrocity and war, genocide and mass graves and that sort of thing. It’s underrepresentation, that unknown person, the overall personal story that I think has always interested me. The bigger stories that condense into something visual and not just a sort of representation of something.”
Interview for the ‘Our Place’ project – The Old Fire Station, Oxford
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