Claire Taylor

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2022-2023
MFA Student, Art
Portrait of Claire Taylor
she, her, hers

Claire Taylor is pursuing an M.F.A. in the School of Art. She was born in Davis, California, and grew up in Utah. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Humanities and a B.F.A. from the University of Utah. Her artwork reflects her psychological attachment to and experiences with the landscapes and wildlife she visits during her walks, runs and bike rides. Her process of art-making is an existential exploration; she incorporates visual reflections of her thought process into her imagery, and she invites the viewer to see themselves as participants in ecosystem. Claire has held artist residencies at the Natural History Museum of Utah (2020) and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2018-19). She has also worked with underserved populations in teaching-artist residencies that focus on ecology and art. Her art has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at the Utah State Capitol, titled Snail Snake City (2022).