Christopher Taylor

Assistant Professor, Sculpture


Chris Boyd Taylor, a native of Columbus Ohio, attended The Ohio State University and studied sculpture. Chris is consistently challenging his ability to make. His studio practice comprises of drawing, model-making, and fabricating in wood, metal, and ceramics, all of which are augmented using technology. He received an MFA in Sculpture from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has shown work at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City and has a permanent sculpture installed in Montevideo Uruguay.

Chris is particularly interested in developing a dialog within the classroom surrounding how the way we make objects affects our understanding and interpretation of them. Regardless of material, he enjoys seeing students grow in their ability to problem solve through making.

Chris enjoys spending time with his partner in crime Silvana and their daughter Clara. Together they enjoy cooking, traveling, and canoeing.

You can see more of Chris' work at


  • M.F.A., Sculpture and Dimensional Studies, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY
  • B.F.A., Sculpture, The Ohio State University

Classes Taught


  • Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, 2013
  • Faculties of Solace (3-Person Show) The Belfry, Hornell, NY, 2013
  • Fragment Cohen Center for the Arts, Alfred, NY, 2013
  • Small Favors VII The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA, 2012
  • Occupying Scale- MFA Thesis Show Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred NY, 2012
  • The Southern Tier Biennial (juried) Center Gallery, Olean NY, 2011
  • Chris Boyd Taylor (solo), The Wellsville Arts Center, Wellsville NY, 2011
  • For This Space (solo), The Miller Theatre, Alfred NY, 2011
  • Reviving Genesee (solo), Alfred University, Alfred NY, 2011
  • Remolcador en Camino (Tug on Its Way), Permanent Public Art Work, Pablo Neruda Plaza. Montevideo, Uruguay, 2010