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Taylor Chapin



MFA 2022

Working in both oil and acrylic, Taylor Chapin's paintings emphasize pattern, light, reflection, and repetition. Kitsch, consumerism, euphemisms, and voyeuristic separation are examined to suggest the inherent comedy, and absurdity, of daily life.

Chapin's work examines mundane consumer goods emphasizing their inherent banality while simultaneously enshrining them. Much of her work is in response to the historical context of still life painting wherein everyday domestic items are treated as moral and allegorical symbols. Her work, rather than pointing to religious symbolism, questions our detached relations to industrialized American consumerism, which fills our interior spaces and fetishizes their contents.

Taylor Chapin was born and raised in San Diego, California. She has participated in many solo and group shows in Southern California including a recent exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art. She also is passionate about her work as an arts educator, workings with kids and adults of all ages starting in 2017. Chapin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at University of California San Diego. She lives and works in San Diego, California.


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