Taylor can be contacted at taylor dot norris at gmail dot com
Taylor is an artist of immigrant, settler and Metis heritage currently residing on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudnosaunee in Kingston/Katarokwi, Ontario. She is the Public Art Coordinator for the City of Kingston, a community arts and craft organizer and creative practitioner.
She completed a BFA with a Minor in Arts Administration from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and completed her Diploma in Media Arts from Sheridan College in 2007. In 2015 she completed a year long practicum at the Banff Centre in Sculpture and Research and Admin in the Visual and Digital Arts Department.
She maintains a professional practice as a designer and wood worker, creating art, installations, signs and furniture for artists, businesses and festivals. She works primarily with reclaimed wood and hand cut letters and script on her scroll saw.
Taylor's studio practice focuses on intersections of the body, landscape and memory and most recently, the affects of human activity on the landscape. Through the creation of spacial interventions and immersive installations and performances, she seeks to combine collective memory elements within new and imagined landscapes. By immersing herself in her performative and photographic works, she calls upon the viewer to imagine themselves in these newly realized spaces. Her video works blend these landscape and memory elements to create dream like scene-scapes created from new and found footage.