Subfonds DC 089/1 - GSA student material

Abstract figures line drawing in red, grey, ochre and blue Abstract line drawing in grey, powder blue, rust red and orange (Version 1) Abstract line drawing in grey, powder blue, rust red and orange (Version 2) Abstract line drawing with grey, powder blue, rust red and ochre Square scarf (Version 1) Square scarf (Version 2) fashion textile (Version 1) fashion textile (Version 2) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 1) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 2) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 3) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 4) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 5) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 6) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 7) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 8) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 9) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 10) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 11) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 12) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 13) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 14) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 15) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 16) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 17) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 18) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 19) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 20) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 21) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 22) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 23) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 24) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 25) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 26) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 27) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 28) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 29) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 30) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 31) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 32) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 33) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 34) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 35) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 36) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 37) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 38) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 39) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 40) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 41) Printed textiles student project sketchbook (Page 42)
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DC 089/1

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GSA student material

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  • 1978-1981 (Creation)

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Subfonds

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103 items.

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Textiles and student papers from Fraser Taylor's time at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) as an undergraduate student.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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(1960-)

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Born in the UK in 1960, Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and animation. After receiving his bachelor of art in printed textiles from The Glasgow School of Art, Taylor went on to complete his masters in fine art at the Royal College of Art, London.

In 1983 he co-founded ‘The Cloth’, a collaborative studio established to enable artists to move freely between fine art and design projects. The Cloth designed numerous textile collections, which were manufactured in Tokyo, Milan, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They also produced seasonal collections of ready to wear men’s and women’s apparel, which retailed at leading department stores in Europe, Asia and the US. The Cloth disbanded in 1988 to allow each artist to pursue individual direction.

Since 1983, Taylor has exhibited internationally; venues include: Jill George Gallery and StART Space, London; Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow; Gallery Boards, Paris; Galeria Jorge Alcolea, Madrid; Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney. From 1996 to 2001, he was the assistant curator of ‘Japanese and British Art Now’, an exchange program established to provide a curriculum of exhibitions and workshops, encouraging discourses between artists working in London and Tokyo. This enabled Taylor to participate in group and solo exhibitions, at Axis Gallery, Gallery Aoyama, Sigacho Bis and SPICA Art, in Tokyo.

Since 1983 he has lectured at fine art and design schools including Goldsmiths College University of London, Central St Martin's, The London Institute, The Royal College of Art and The Glasgow School of Art. In 1999 Taylor was invited to take part in a summer program, 'London in Chicago’ at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, which led to his appointment as Visiting Artist, in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies in 2001. Subsequently Taylor began to exhibit in the US. Venues include: Thomas McCormick Gallery, Bucket Rider Gallery, Alfedena Gallery, mn Gallery, Evanston Arts Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Sybaris Gallery, Linda Ross Contemporary and Aurobora Press. Taylor currently lives and works in Chicago.

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