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