Chris Boyd Taylor

Associate Professor - Sculpture, Art


301 Sparkman Drive
Roberts Hall
Room 104A
Huntsville, AL 35899
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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.


A child sitting in a cardboard spaceship zooms past the stars.

A woman sits on a church pew, in her Sunday best, sound in her faith while a couple sitting in a jam-packed football stadium are jubilant in theirs.

Edward Hopper allows us to ride a half empty train or enjoy a late-night meal at a diner.

A teenager sits in the driver seat for the first time as Mom or Dad teaches them how to drive.

Friends sit in camp chairs staring into a dancing fire, far away from their daily routine.

The work I create comes from a fascination with the transformative power of the places where we reside and the memories and imagination they elicit. Spectatorship, transportation, nostalgia, generative design and the anthropomorphic object are themes driving my studio practice.

As I create work, I imagine: what would it be like to be there? or reminisce on what it was like when I was there, hoping the viewer might do the same.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website


  • 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

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Alabama State Council for the Arts Fellow
  • Socrates Sculpture Park Fellow

Exhibitions & Presentations

  • Spectacle with Vesna Pavlović and Brandon Donahue The New Gallery, Clarksville TN
  • Tri-Colored Bam What!? Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson MS
  • Chris Boyd Taylor Union University Art Gallery, Union University, Jackson TN
  • Form. Print CA Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson MD
  • SECAC Juried Exhibition Abroms-Engel Institute for the Arts, Birmingham AL
  • Art of the South 2018 Crosstown Arts, Memphis TN
  • *Made for T.V.:Tricolor Stands and the Fixins' to Go With Bethea Gallery SOD Ruston
  • Red Clay Survey Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL
  • SECAC Juried Exhibition CCAD Columbus OH
  • Louisiana Biennale SOD Ruston LA


  • Fabrication (Wood, Metal, Digital)
  • Public Art

Recent Publications

  • Mosaic: Magazine of the Alabama Humanities Alliance: The Sports Issue 2022