Carol Taylor-Kearney is a life-long resident of southern New Jersey. A graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ (BA Art Education) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia (MFA Painting), she has exhibited her work regionally; and her work is part of several corporate, public, and private collections including Wachovia Bank and the law firm of Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLP in Philadelphia, PA; Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill, NJ; and Queensborough College (QCC/CUNY), Bayside, NY. Her 2005 solo exhibition, Eyes Are the Windows to the Soul, was reviewed as Cliches, Positively by Edward Sozanski in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2006, she was invited to display her work at ETS Connant Hall Gallery in Princeton, NJ. Juried, group exhibitions have included the Creative Art Workshop in New Haven, CT; the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE; Visions of Liberty at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia; the NJ Biennial at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ; and Eco, Demo, M.O. at NurtureArt in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a Featured Artist for the New Jersey State Council of the Arts' Virtual Gallery (www. JerseyArts.com).
Carol has held several positions within the Arts including Coordinator of Graduate Studies at PAFA; juror for art exhibits at Ocean City Arts Center, Burlington County College, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club; and commissioner on the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission. She has lectured on Contemporary Art at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, NJ; Kean College, East Brunswick, NJ; Gloucester County College, Willingboro Art Alliance, and Pemberton Public Schools. In 2004 the CBC and BBC produced segments on her work while at the Pouch Cove Foundation Artists' Residency. In conjunction with the Assemblage, Collage, Construction exhibition (St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY), a pod-cast interview was taped for Art in the City. Presently, Carol is an instructor of Art at Rowan University and acts as a curator for StrataSphere exhibition space in Philadelphia.
Carol has been awarded grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Artist Fellowship. From 2004 through 2006 she was supported by the Violette de Mazia Trust to study at the Barnes Foundation and Villanova University. She was selected as a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center (2003, '08); the Pouch Cove Arts Foundation, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada (2004); and Peters Valley in Layton, NJ (2007). Her work can be seen on Inliquid (www.inliquid.com), The Maryland Art Place (www.msac.org), The Organization of Independent Artists (www.oia.org), Artist File Online (www.artistsspace.org), Saatchi Gallery Online (www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk), and My Art Space (www.myartspace.com). Her work has been shown at Roger LaPelle Gallery in Philadelphia, Papp Gallery and Greeley Square Gallery in New York, and Muse Gallery Philadelphia, PA.
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