Henry Taylor

Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Henry Taylor’s imprint on the American cultural landscape comes from his disruption of tradition. While people figure prominently in Taylor’s work, he rejects the label of portraitist. Taylor’s chosen subjects are only one piece of the larger cultural narrative that they represent: his paintings reveal the forces at play, both individualistic and societal, that come to bear on his subject. The end result is not a mere idealized image, but a complete narrative of a person and his history. Taylor explains this pursuit of representational truth: ‘It’s about respect, because I respect these people. It’s a two-dimensional surface, but they are really three-dimensional beings.’[1]

Taylor is voracious and eclectic in his sourcing of subjects. This ‘hunting and gathering,’[2] as he defines it in his own words, is above all, an active process—one in which Taylor often mines his own history and experiences. In his studio, newspaper clippings and historical photographs of civil rights figures sit alongside his own snapshots of people both strange and familiar to him. This library of images, in turn, is surrounded by a collection of disparate objects that Taylor amasses from estate sales, his travels abroad, and local flea markets. Scattered across the studio spaces are infinite piles of historical tomes and artist’s monographs. All of these objects and visual documents eventually feature both in his paintings and as building blocks for totemic sculpture. But Taylor’s choice of painterly subject—from memory and archival materials, to the live sitter—is firmly dependent upon his sense of connection driven by empathy. His sumptuous depictions, painted rapidly and loosely, capture his subject’s nuances and mood with gestures and passages of flat, saturated acrylic color offset by areas of rich and intricate detail. The intensity with which he paints is reflected by his brushwork: a network of kinetic strokes that seek to capture a feeling before it flees. Taylor’s subjects, which range from members of the black community to symbolic objects representative of historical struggle, span the breadth of the human condition; each work is a holistic visual biography and permanent record of a person or people’s history.

Born in 1958 in Ventura, California, the youngest of eight children, Taylor’s initial exposure to the medium of painting came from his father, who was a commercial painter employed by the U.S. Government at a naval air station. In junior high school, Taylor began to vigorously absorb the tenets of major art historical movements spanning the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. Taylor later studied at Oxnard College, where he studied Journalism, Anthropology, and Set Design, and made the acquaintance of James Jarvaise, the Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Jervaise was instrumental in instilling the young painter with a sense of vocational efficacy that helped to focus Taylor’s efforts entirely on his artistic practice. Taylor’s formal training came in the 1990s when he studied at The California Institute of the Arts while also working as a psychiatric technician at Camarillo State Mental Hospital. It is here where Taylor developed his guiding sense of human connection while creating portraits of his patients. His practice evolved to exceed the boundaries of canvas: he began to paint the surfaces of found and discarded domestic objects like furniture, cereal boxes, empty cleaning bottles, and even packs of cigarettes. From these, Taylor creates assemblage sculptures, stacking and affixing disparate objects together to create, in some instances, faux African tribal masks from inverted Clorox bleach bottles erected on broomsticks.

What unifies Taylor’s practice across two and three dimensions is that it supersedes the confines of any traditional genre of painting and sculpture. His four-decade long practice combines pillars of figurative, landscape and history painting. Each result is a complete narrative that reflects the breadth and depth of his subject.

Taylor lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally, and his work is in prominent public collections including the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris, France, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg PA, The Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, Museum of Fine Art, Houston TX, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham NC, Pérez Art Museum, Miami FL, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY.

In 2018, Taylor was the recipient of The Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize in 2018 for his outstanding achievements in painting. Taylor’s work was presented at the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY in 2017 and 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy in 2019.

[1] Sargent, Antwaun, ‘Examining Henry Taylor’s Groundbreaking Paintings of the Black Experience’, on: artsy.com, 16 July 2018

[2] Smith, Zadie, ‘Henry Taylor’s Promiscuous Painting’, on: newyorker.com, 23 July 2018

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Henry Taylor


Print Biography
Ventura CA, 1958

BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 1995

Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Solo Exhibitions

Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Henry Taylor: B Side', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Fabric Workshop and Museum, ‘Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange’, Philadelphia PA
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Henry Taylor: B Side’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Disappeared, but a tiger showed up, later’, Southampton NY
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Henry Taylor’, Somerset, UK
Blum & Poe, ‘Here and There’, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, ‘A Portrait Show’, Zurich, Switzerland
The High Line, ‘the floaters’, New York NY
Blum & Poe, ‘Henry Taylor With a New Film by Kahlil Joseph’, Los Angeles CA
Henry Taylor’s, ‘Henry Taylor. Camarillo State Hospital’, Los Angeles CA
The Mistake Room, ‘This Side, That Side’, Guadalajara, Mexico
Carlos/Ishikawa, ‘Henry Taylor’, London, UK
Artpace, ‘They shot my dad, they shot my dad!’, San Antonio TX
Blum & Poe, ‘Henry Taylor’, New York NY
UNTITLED, ‘Henry Taylor’, New York NY
Blum & Poe, ‘Henry Taylor’, Los Angeles CA
UNTITLED, ‘March Forth’, New York NY
MoMA PS1, ‘Henry Taylor’, Long Island City NY
Blum & Poe, ‘Henry Taylor’, Los Angeles CA
WPA, ‘Couch Paintings’, Los Angeles CA
Rental Gallery, ‘Henry Taylor’, New York NY
Mesler & Hug, Cardenas Bellenger, ‘Henry Taylor’, Los Angeles CA, Paris, France
Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘Girrrrrl’, Santa Monica CA
Samson Projects, ‘Chicago Kin’, Boston MA
Cardenas Bellanger, ‘We’re all water, but some of us are muddy’, Paris, France
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Sis and Bra’, New York NY
Sister, ‘Get Black’, Los Angeles CA
Daniel Reich Gallery, ‘Henry Taylor’, New York NY
Sister, ‘Free 99’, Los Angeles CA
1234 Gallery, ‘Henry Taylor’, Los Angeles CA
Georges, ‘30 Artists in 30 Days’, Los Angeles CA
California Institute of the Arts, ‘The Garden of E’, Valencia CA
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Group Exhibitions

University of Denver, 'Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art', Denver CO (Travelling Exhibition)
Rubell Museum, 'Collection Highlights', Miami FL
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, 'When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting', Cape Town, South Africa
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, 'Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art', Davis CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Isaac Bell House / The Salon at Rosecliff, 'Pictus Porrectus. Reconsidering the Full Length Portrait', cur. Alison Gingeras, Dodie Kazanjian, Newport RI
New Britain Museum of American Art, '30 Americans', New Britain CT (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée de Beaux-Arts de Quebec City / Hirshorn Museum, 'America', cur. André Gilbert, Katherine Markoski, Montreal, Canada
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 'Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami’s Collection', Miami FL
Cheim & Read, 'Some People', New York NY
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined', Los Angeles CA
The Bunker Artspace, 'The Bunker Artspace: Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody', West Palm Beach FL
Nicola Vassell Gallery, 'Rested', New York NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Black American Portraits', Los Angeles CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room', New York NY
Columbia Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Columbia SC (Travelling Exhibition)
Zabludowicz Collection, 'The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Collection', London, UK
Green Family Art Foundation, 'Black Bodies, White Spaces. Invisibility & Hypervisibility', cur. Aindrea Emelife, Dallas TX
Jeffrey Deitch, 'The Emerald Tablet', cur. Ariana Papademetropoulos, Los Angeles CA
The Church, 'Road Rage', cur. Eric Fischl, Sara Cochran, Sag Harbor NY
Frye Art Museum, 'Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem', cur. Connie H. Choi, Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleri Opdahl, 'Pushing The Margins: A Survey of LA Artists', cur. Charles Gaines, Stavanger, Norway
New Museum, 'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America', New York NY
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 'Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem', cur. Connie H. Choi, Salt Lake City UT (Travelling Exhibition)
ICA Boston, ‘i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times’, Boston MA
Punta della Dogana, ‘Untitled, 2020’, Venice, Italy
Bonnefantenmuseum, ‘Say it Loud’, Maastricht, Netherlands
American Academy of Arts and Letters, ‘2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Artists’, New York NY
Kunsthal KaDE, ‘Tell Me Your Story’, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Blum & Poe, ‘New Images of Man’, Los Angeles CA
Roberts Projects, ‘Wish You Were Here’, Culver City CA
Albuquerque Museum, ‘30 Americans’, Albuquerque NM (Travelling Exhibition)
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, Salt Lake City UT (Travelling Exhibition)
Frye Art Museum, ‘Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Lehman College Art Gallery, ‘Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art’, The Bronx NY
Smith College Museum of Art, ‘Black Refractions. Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, Northampton MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Honolulu Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Honolulu HI (Travelling Exhibition)
Barnes Foundation, ‘30 Americans’, Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, ‘Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, Kalamazoo MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Jeffrey Deitch, ‘Punch’, cur. Nina Chanel Abney, Los Angeles CA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Kansas City MO (Travelling Exhibition)
Gibbes Museum of Art, ‘Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, Charleston SC (Travelling Exhibition)
58th Venice Biennale, ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’, cur. Ralph Rugoff, Venice, Italy
Serious Topics, ‘Dreamhouse Vs. Punk House (plus Cat house)’, cur. Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Aster, and Torie Zalben, Inglewood CA
Joslyn Art Museum, ‘30 Americans’, Omaha NE (Travelling Exhibition)
Quotidian, ‘Serpentine Fire’, Los Angeles CA
The Museum of the African Diaspora, ‘Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem’, San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Stony Island Arts Bank, ‘In The Absence of Light: Gesture, Humor and Resistance in The Black Aesthetic’, org. Theaster Gates, Chicago IL
Rubell Museum, ‘Presenting Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years’, Miami FL
Tel Aviv Museum, ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler’, cur. Ruth Direktor, Tel Aviv, Israel
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, ‘Here’, Los Angeles CA
Tucson Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Tucson, AZ (Travelling Exhibition)
Blum & Poe, ‘FOUR ROOMS’, New York NY
Pinault Collection, ‘Stand Up!’, Couvent des Jacobins and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
Juliet Art Museum, ‘30 Americans’, Charleston WV (Travelling Exhibition)
Taubman Museum of Art, ‘Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection’, Roanoke VA
McNay Art Museum, ‘30 Americans’, San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Tacoma Art Museum, ‘30 Americans’, Tacoma WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Sonoma County, ‘Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California’, Santa Rosa CA
Torrance Art Museum, ‘Why Art Matters!’, Torrance CA
Samson Projects, ‘Black + Brown People | White Problems’, Boston MA
Rental Gallery, ‘Oliver Twist, Chapter 2’, East Hampton NY
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, ‘Animal Farm’, cur. Sadie Laska, Greenwich CT
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘2017 Whitney Biennial’, cur. Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks, New York NY
The Journal Gallery, ‘Drawing Island’, Brooklyn NY
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘ICA Collection. New Acquisitions’, Boston MA
SADE, ‘Revenge of the Crystal’, cur. by Ariana Papademetropoulos, Los Angeles CA
Bonnefantenmuseum, ‘Kahlil Joseph. NEW SUNS’, Maastricht, Netherlands
Petzel Gallery, ‘We need to talk…’, New York NY
Edward Cella Art & Architecture, ‘greater works than these shall he do…’, Los Angeles CA
Astrup Fearnley Museet, ‘Los Angeles. A Fiction’, cur. Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, and Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, Oslo, Norway
James Cohan Gallery, ‘Intimisms’, New York NY
Camden Arts Centre, ‘Making & Unmaking’, cur. Duro Olowu, London, UK
Mann-Simons Site, ‘Route to (re)Settlement’, cur. Kimberly Light and Cecelia Stucker, Columbia SC
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Human Interest. Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection’, New York NY
Riverview School Cape Cod, ‘Nothing Compares to You. Works from the Collection of Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg’, East Sandwich MA
The Underground Museum, ‘Non-Fiction’, cur. Noah Davis, Los Angeles CA
Cincinnati Art Museum, ‘30 Americans’, Cincinnati OH (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, ‘A Shape That Stands Up’, org. Jamillah James, Los Angeles CA
MAC Lyon Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, ‘Los Angeles. A Fiction’, cur. Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail, and Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, Lyon, France
SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, ‘These Strangers... Painting and People’, Ghent, Belgium
Moore Building, ‘Unrealism. Presented by Larry Gagosian & Jeffrey Deitch’, Miami FL
Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘30 Americans’, Detroit MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Arkansas Arts Center, ‘30 Americans’, Little Rock AK (Travelling Exhibition)
FUG, Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, ‘Noah Davis and Selections from the Underground Museum’, New York NY
Roberts & Tilton, ‘And There Is an End’, Los Angeles CA
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, ‘Call and Response’, New York NY
The Journal Gallery, ‘The Great Figure’, Brooklyn NY
Charlie James Gallery, ‘They’re There’, cur. Dane Johnson, Los Angeles CA
Shane Campbell Gallery, ‘New Image Painting’, Chicago IL
Contemporary Arts Center, ‘30 Americans’, New Orleans LA (Travelling Exhibition)
Marlborough Chelsea, ‘TICKET TO REALITY’, New York NY
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, ‘Contemporary Galleries. 1980–Now’, New York NY
ltd los angeles, ‘Inside This Human Clay’, Los Angeles CA
The Green Gallery, ‘B*E*E*R Show’, cur. Drew Heitzler, Milwaukee WI
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, ‘30 Americans’, Nashville TN (Travelling Exhibition)
Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘2013 Carnegie International’, cur. Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, Pittsburgh PA
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Room to Live. Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection’, org. Bennett Simpson, Los Angeles CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, ‘Body Language’, org. Abbe Schriber, New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, cur. Bennett Simpson, New York NY
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, cur. Bennett Simpson, Los Angeles CA
Milwaukee Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Milwaukee WI (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum, ‘Made in L.A. 2012’, org. Anne Ellegood, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick, Los Angeles CA
Chrysler Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Norfolk VA (Travelling Exhibition)
Rubell Family Collection, ‘American Exuberance’, Miami FL
Pepin Moore, ‘From Where You Just Arrived’, org. Ryan Schneider and Jonas Wood, Los Angeles CA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Washington D.C. (Travelling Exhibition)
483 Broadway, 2nd Floor, ‘Greater LA’, cur. Eleanor Cayre, Benjamin Godsill, and Joel Mesler, New York NY
North Carolina Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans’, Raleigh NC (Travelling Exhibition)
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Human Nature. Contemporary Art from the Collection’, Los Angeles CA
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Artist’s Museum’, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, ‘At Home / Not at Home. Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg’, cur. Matthew Higgs, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Rental Gallery, ‘Henry Taylor & Phil Wagner’, New York NY
Rubell Family Collection, ‘30 Americans’, Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Peres Projects, ‘We are revolutionaries’, Berlin, Germany
Sister, ‘A Dead Serious Group Show’, Los Angeles CA
Rental Gallery, ‘Repeat after me. I AM a Revolutionary’, New York NY
Jack Hanley Gallery, ‘Paper Bombs’, cur. Bart Exposito, Los Angeles CA
Rubell Family Collection, ‘Red Eye. L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Miami FL
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, ‘Metro Pictures part two’, Miami FL
Ben Kaufmann Gallery, ‘Back From the Other Side of the World’, Berlin, Germany
Peres Projects, ‘LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side’, Berlin, Germany
Milliken Gallery, ‘LA Trash and Treasure’, cur. Liv Stoltz, Stockholm, Sweden
Angles Gallery, ‘SPF: Self-Portraits’, Santa Monica CA
Daniel Reich Gallery, ‘California Earthquakes’, New York NY
Sister, ‘Losing My Head’, Los Angeles CA
1234 Gallery, ‘Eccentric Abstraction II’, Los Angeles CA
Three Day Weekend, ‘To Get Rid of the Mystery,’ cur. Andrew Hahn, Santa Monica CA
‘Alimento’, Ventura CA
California Institute of the Arts, ‘Water and Power’, cur. Karen Sanders, Ventura CA
California Institute of the Arts, ‘Nervous’, Ventura CA
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Grants and Awards

The Drawing Center Gala Honoree, New York NY
BOMB, Gala Honoree, New York NY
REDCAT, Gala Honoree, Los Angeles CA
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Honoree, Los Angeles CA
Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize
Residency, Skowhegen School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison ME
International Artist-in-Residence, Artpace, San Antonio TX
International Artist-in-Residence, Artpace, San Antonio TX
Residency, Steep Rock Arts Association, Steep Rock CT
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Simpson, Bennett (ed.), 'Henry Taylor. B Side', Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2022, ill. (exh. cat.)
Gaines, Charles, Smith, Zadie, Ghansah, Rachel Kaadzi (et al.), 'Henry Taylor. The Only Portrait I Ever Painted of My Momma Was Stolen', Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018, ill.
Hoptman, Laura, Keith, Naima Keith, Eleey, Peter (et al.), 'Henry Taylor', New York: MoMA PS1, 2014, ill. (exh. cat.)
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Artist's Books & Writings

Taylor, Henry, 'This is the High Dive', in: Tuite, Diane (ed.), 'Bob Thompson. This House is Mine', Waterville: Colby College Museum of Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021, pp. 165-169, ill. (exh. cat.)
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Luckcraft, Paul, Nielson, Elizabeth (eds.), 'The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection', London: Zabludowicz Collection, 2022, pp. 202-209, ill. (exh. cat.)
Gray, Jon, Serrao, Pierre, Walker, Lester, 'Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen', New York: Artisan, 2022, p. 22, ill.
Gilbert, Andre (ed.), 'America. Entre rêves et réalités', Montreal: Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, 2022, p. 73, ill. (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, Gioni, Massimiliano, Beckwith, Naomi (et al.), 'Grief and Grievance. Art and Mourning in America', London: Phaidon, New York: New Museum, 2021, pp. 222-225, ill. (exh. cat.)
Hudson, Suzanne, 'World of Art. Contemporary Painting', London: Thames & Hudson, 2021, p. 290, ill.
Gingeras, Alison M., ‘New Images of Man’, Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2020, pp. 31-33, ill. (exh. cat.)
Perrée, Rob, ‘Tell Me Your Story’, Amersfoort: Kunsthal KAdE, 2020, pp. 130-33, ill. (exh. cat.)
Rugoff, Ralph, Richards, Mary (eds.), ‘May You Live In Interesting Times. Biennale Arte 2019', Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 2019, pp. 48-49, 334-335, 438-439, ill. (exh. cat.)
Barat, Charlotte, Buck, Carl Darling, et al. (eds.), ‘Among Others. Blackness at MoMA’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2019, pp. 416-17
Choi, Connie H., ‘Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem’, New York: Rizzoli Electa; New York: American Federation of Arts, 2018, pp. 186-87
Deitch, Jeffrey, ‘Unrealism. New Figurative Painting’, New York, NY: Rizzoli Electa, 2019, pp. 91
Bourgeois, Caroline, Robinne, Grégoire (eds.), ‘Debout!’, Paris: Pinault Collection; Paris: Éditions Dilecta, 2018, pp. 132-139
Ammirati, Domenick, Best, Jason, et al. (eds.), ‘Whitney Biennial 2017’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2017, pp. 184-85
Kvaran, Gunnar B., Raspail, Thierry (eds.), ‘Los Angeles - A Fiction’, Oslo, Norway: Astrup Fearnley Museet; Lyon, France: Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2016
Melick, Tom, Morrill, Rebecca (eds), ‘Vitamin P3. New Perspectives in Painting’, London: Phaidon, 2016, pp. 304-07
___, ‘These Strangers...Painting and People’, Amsterdam: Roma Publications; Ghent: S.M.A.K., 2016, pp. 30-32
Hudson, Suzanne, ‘Painting Now’, New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015, pp. 5, 137, 139
Roselione-Valadez, Juan (ed.), ‘Rubell Family Collection. Highlights and Artists’ Writings, Volume 1’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014, pp. 434-35
Piranio, Michelle, Reilly, Katie (eds.), ‘2013 Carnegie International’, Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013, pp. 179, 186-89, 263
Jacobson, Karen (ed.), ‘Henry Taylor’, Long Island City: MoMA PS1, 2012
Ellegood, Anne, Firstenberg, Lauri, et al., ‘Made in L.A. 2012’, Los Angeles: Hammer Museum; Munich: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2012, pp. 264, 275-78
Simpson, Bennett, ‘Blues for Smoke’, Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Munich: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2012, pp. 22, 108-09, 161
Hobbs, Robert, Ligon, Glenn, et al., ‘30 Americans’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011: 172-79.
Roselione-Valadez, Juan (ed.), ‘American Exuberance’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011, pp. 196-97
Coetzee, Mark, Darling, Michael, et al., ‘Red Eye. L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2007, pp. 7-8, 120-23, 210
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Zara, Janelle, 'To See or Not to See: The Good, the Bad, and the Criminally Overrated in L.A.’s Museums and Galleries', on: artnews.com, 26 April 2023, ill.
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___, ' In Pictures: A Henry Taylor Retrospective at MOCA Spotlights the Artist’s Individual Yet Universal Portraiture', on: news.artnet.com, 30 January 2023, ill.
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Trouillot, Terence, 'Henry Taylor Paints His People', on: frieze.com, 5 January 2023, ill.
Laks, Zachary, 'The 10 best exhibitions not to miss in the USA in 2023', on: lonelyplanet.com, 28 December 2022, ill.
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___, '8 Essential Monographs on African American Painters Working Today', on: artnews.com, 23 March 2022, ill.
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Ghassemitari, Shawn, ‘Artist Henry Taylor Shines Light on the History of Black Caddies’, on: hypebeast.com, 8 July 2021, ill.
___, ‘Hauser & Wirth Southampton presents a focused selection of recent paintings and sculptures by Henry Taylor’, on: artdaily.com, 3 July 2021, ill.
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___, ‘An Artist’s Portrait of His Brother’, on: nytimes.com, 30 October 2020, ill.
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___, ‘11 New Books We Recommend This Week’, in: The New York Times, New York, 6 December 2018
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Smith, Zadie, ‘Promiscuous Painting’, in: The New Yorker, New York, 30 July 2018, pp. 26-29
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Johnson, Ken, ‘A Visual Equivalent of the Blues, in Warm Shades’, in: The New York Times, New York, 2 February 2012
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