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Rhona Taylor

Rhona Taylor
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My practice crosses several disciplines including installation, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
All my work is based in the environment in its widest sense. It is strongly connected to different places, and explores how people engage with them and how they shape identity.
I make work as a response to the context and language of particular places and the people that live there, often in remote areas. I'm particularly drawn to the sea, islands and the extreme reaches of land. Much of my work looks at the voyages people take, particularly those made at sea, and the boundaries and transitions of place and time.
I'm also interested in researching and reimagining the history and memory of different places, and am attracted to locations and buildings that can be quietly unsettling.

2019 Artists in the Field, Royal Geographical Society, London
2019 Utopia, Kirkcudbright Galleries and Gracefield, Dumfries
2019 Waypoints, Machrihanish Airbase (part of the Architecture Fringe)
2019 The Factory, Djupavik, Iceland
2019 Utopias, part of Syn Festival Edinburgh, Upper Church Summerhall (invited artist)
2019 Gone Fishing, DOK, Leith
2018 20/20, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 Socius18, DOK, Leith 
2018 Perimeters, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh (solo show)
2018  Current (VAS Members' Show) Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay
2018 Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh (invited artist)
2018 Nes Artists Residency Alumni Show, Akureyri Summer Arts Festival, Iceland
2018 Odysseys, part of Syn Festival Edinburgh, Upper Church Summerhall (invited artist)
2018 Limited Edition, Edinburgh Printmakers
2017 Visual Artist Unit Show, Crownpoint Gallery, Glasgow
2017 Sea Marks, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (solo show)
2017 Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh (invited artist)
2016 Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Show, Mall Galleries, London
2016 Confined Spaces, Old Prison, Campbeltown
2016 Hidden Door, Edinburgh
2015 Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, RSA
2015 Hidden Door, Edinburgh
2014 SSA Annual Exhibition, RSA
2014 New Work, Fine Art Library, Edinburgh (solo show)
2014 Typology, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (solo show)
2013 Shed 8, Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry (solo show)
2013 Afterword: Contemporary Responses to Peploe, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
2013 Encounters, InSpace, Edinburgh
2012 Solo Show, Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
2012 TransAtlantic School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, and Edinburgh College of Art


2020 SÍM (Association of Icelandic Visual Artists)
2019 Sail Britain, Wild Islands Residency
2017 Nes Artists Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2017 Cove Park - subsidised self-funded winter residency
2015 Lacawac field station, Pennsylvania
2014 Port Edgar Marina
2013 MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh


2013 BA (Hons.) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art
Red | Orange | Yellow
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  • Red | Orange | Yellow
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Red | Orange | Yellow (installation view)
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  • Red | Orange | Yellow (installation view)
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  • Arnar
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  • Untitled
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  • Separation
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  • Deviation
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Untitled screenprint
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  • Untitled screenprint
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  • Estuary
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