Taylor O. Thomas
Taylor O. Thomas is an American painter from Birmingham, Alabama who uses gestural painting as a means of making manifest human tendencies, ways of seeing, and the interconnection between the body and the mind.
Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and private collections across the United States, Italy, Spain, Singapore, and China.
In 2012, Thomas graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a BA in Studio Art. She was then awarded a Graduate Fellowship by the University of South Florida and earned her MFA in 2019. Thomas is the recipient of an inaugural Innovate Artist Grant, a Peripheral Vision Publication Fellowship, a two-time role as Publication Juror for Friend of the Artist, a Regional Artist Project Grant by the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a residency fellowship to attend Benaco Arte in Sirmione, Italy. Other residencies include MassArt: Art New England and Deli Grocery New York. Thomas currently lives and works in Tampa, Florida.