Photo: Fredrik Nilsen © Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

  • 7 January – 28 February 2021

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is delighted to welcome Henry Taylor as artist-in-residence this winter. Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from both historic and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures.

In response to the limitation currently placed on travel, Taylor extended and unraveled his studio practice within the galleries at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles during autumn 2020 in preparation for his forthcoming residency and exhibition in Somerset. Taylor's inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth is on view online from 26 February 2021 and will open physically once the UK national lockdown lifts.

Henry Taylor lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 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 the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy in 2019.

Taylor’s work is currently featured in the group exhibition ‘i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times’, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA and will feature in a forthcoming group exhibition, ‘Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America’ at New Museum, New York NY from 16 February 2021. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA is preparing a major survey exhibition of his work for 2022.