Born 25th January 1978

Education 1997 – 2001 BA(hons) Fine Art. Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Shireen Taylor is a visual artist, curator and arts producer based in Glasgow. Her drawings are structured around an improvisational approach, employing chance actions and processes of rationalisation which seek to shift and undermine each other, often seeking to describe a space which is at once stable and incoherent. Drawing inspiration from repeat patterns, surface, architecture and science fiction illustration, she establishes rules and modes of construction which ultimately become weightless within the constraints of a picture.

She is the co-founder of The Hidden Noise, a collaborative curatorial project exploring the dialogues between trans-historical art, craft & design and music.

Selected recent and forthcoming projects


Creative Lab, Collaborative performance research residency with Annebella Pollen, Alice Dansey-Wright, Emer Tumilty and Catherine Owen. CCA Glasgow

Time Management, with Kari Stewart. Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow

For Matthew (curated), with Douglas Morland for GI2018, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Exquisite Offerings, Project Room, Glasgow


Insert 14pt Title Here, Group show. Project Room, Glasgow

Encounters With Food, performance / symposium with Rachel Grant. Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen.

The United Kingdom of Earth – A Brexit Apocalypse (production), performance with DW Robertson, CCA, Glasgow

The Queen and King of the Beach, (Solo) 24hr Window, Glasgow

Fields of Wheat,  Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

New Work, with Alistair Dearie and Sally Wright, Project Room, Glasgow


The Decline of Western Civilisation (curated), with Baldvin Ringsted, Otto Piene, for GI2016, The Hidden Noise, Glasgow


Nebulous Baubles, Project Room, Glasgow

Rose Kallal (production), performance with Cru Servers and Phosphene, CCA, Glasgow

Exhibit 20, Group show. Trongate 103, Glasgow

Still rolling with the times…, Group show.  Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


Cryptids, curated by Conor Kelly, Project Room, Glasgow


Tender Bar, (curated performance programme) with Danny Holcroft, Ragnar Jonasson, The Briggait, Glasgow


Leaving My Old Life Behind (curated), with Sophie Macpherson, Clare Stevenson, Colin Self and Kenneth Anger,  Gallup Studio, Deptford, London

Chromatropic (curated), with Victoria Morton, Rose Kallal, Anni Albers and Joseph Albers, The Hidden Noise, Glasgow

Glasgow Working ⌗1, performance/lecture with Strange Attractor, Phil Baker, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Objections to an Empty Mind (curated),, with Austin Osman Spare, Richard Brown, The Hidden Noise, Glasgow

House of Yvonne (curated), with Sophie Macpherson, Clare Stevenson, Colin Self and Kenneth Anger,  The Hidden Noise, Glasgow

Selected employment, residencies and workshops


Glasgow School of Art, Visiting Lecturer.


CCA Glasgow. Creative Lab, collaborative performance research residency.


Project Ability, Artist’s Research Residency, Glasgow.

Scottish Contemporary Art Network, Curatorial Studio, Scotland wide.


The Bothy Project, Sweeny’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg, Scotland


Cove Park, One to One, collaborative curatorial residency with Sandra Ross (The Hidden Noise)

Selected published work


Revolve:R edition three, drawings curated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal. Bristol.


For Matthew, (editor) accompanying D Morland’s exhibition of same name, Glasgow.


Soft Formalities, catalogue text for Kari Stewart, Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent.


Living Out Ideas, collaborative text with Emmie McLuskey, Curatorial Studio / SCAN, Glasgow


Queens Park Music Club v2, drawing, online publication, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow