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Fraser Taylor
Fraser Taylor (b.1960) studied Printed Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He co-founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on contemporary textile design and production. Since 1983 he has developed an interdisciplinary art practice and exhibited internationally, and his collaborative works includes projects with visual artists, designers, and contemporary dance. 
As an educator he has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions, and from 2001 until 2017 was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow. 

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His work has shown work internationally at Holly Hunt (Miami), The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre (New York), The Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Barbican (London), Riverside Art Centre (Illinois), Aurobora Press (Idaho and San Francisco), Converso (New York), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston),  .International Festival Contemporary (Russia), Jarson-Kaplan Theatre (Cincinnati), SPICA Museum and Gallery Aoyama (Tokyo), Tim Olsen Gallery (Sydney) as well as widely in Chicago, London and Scotland.

Fraser returned to live in Glasgow in 2017. In 2018 he established the collaborative art practice, Two-Step, with artist Beth Shapeero which explores their shared visual language of abstracted gesture. Also, in 2018 Fraser became an ambassador for Print Clan an open access textile studio and in 2019, he purchased a ten-meter textile print table which is installed in their premises on Glasgow’s historic High Street. In 2020 HAXTON was established which revisits methods of making that were prominent in Fraser’s practice in the 70s and 80s, silkscreen printing on fabric and garment construction. What differs now is the inclusion of digital printing.  He is currently working with Panel (Glasgow) to produce a major solo exhibition: Instant Whip: Revisiting the textiles and papers of Fraser Taylor, 1977-1987 which will take place at Glasgow School of Art.

Fraser is currently the Curator at the Beacon Arts Center in Greenock, Scotland. 


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