Nick Taggart

Education

1974-75, LSIA Cambridge College of Art, Cambridge, England

1972-74, Torquay College of Art, Devon

1971-72, Bideford College of Art, Devon


1977 Moved to Los Angeles

1975-77 Studio in London

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2015

"Sublunar Oasis," Alias Books East, Atwater, CA. March

2013

"Nick Taggart: Works on Paper 1989 - 2013," Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. May - July.

2011

"Laura Cooper and Nick Taggart," The Yellow Wall, Alias Books East, Atwater, CA. Curated by Pierre Picot. July

2004

“Insectarium,” Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue. November

2003

“The Sleep Piece,” (collaboration with Laura Cooper), Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. July - August

1997

“Fantastic Voyage,” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. June - July

1995

“Laura Cooper & Nick Taggart,” (individual and collaborative work), Bliss, Pasadena, CA. Feb.- March

1991

“Paintings,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. April - May

1988/89

“Artworld,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. December.– January

1987

Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA. January - February

1985

“Man at Work,” Attack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. March - April

1984

L.A. Eyeworks and City Cafe, Los Angeles, CA. March

1982

Warner Brothers Records, Burbank, CA. October

1981

Steve’s House of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. September

“Nick Taggart, 77-80,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. January

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

“Urbanature,” Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. CA. Curated by Constance Mallinson, February - May

2015

“Oasis,” Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA. Curated by John O’Brien, September - December

“Setting Forth,” Boone Family Gallery, Pasadena City College, Pasadena CA. August - September

2014

“6018 Wilshire,” Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA. September - November.

2013

“In Two Places at Once,” The Gallery on the Quad and The Boone Family Art Gallery,
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. September – October.

“Animal Intimacies,” Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Jessica Rath.
October – November.

“The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation,” Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College, Pougkeepsie, N.Y. April – June. Curated by Mary Kay Lombino. Catalogue.
Travelled to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. December 2013 - March 2014.

2012

"Lalaland : in/from/around/above/below/after Los Angeles," Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Catalogue. February

"Bring A Friend," Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. July - September

"Arguments For and Against," Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA. September

2011

"Chain Letter," Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey. August

"Core Sample," Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA. September

"Shangri-LA," Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. February - March

2010

“Beyond Punk,” Signal Gallery, London, England. Curated by Gaye Advert. August

"Multiple Universes," Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA. September

2009

"Insight/Inside LA," Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue. March - April

“News of the World,” Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA. September

2008

“Drawing Show,” Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Scott Marvel Cassidy. September – October

“Good Doll Bad Doll,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Michael Duncan. March – June

2006

“Bugology,” Armory Center for the Arts. Pasadena, CA. Curated by Patricia Watts, February – April

2004

“Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects,” Turtle Bay Museum, James and Pamela Koenig Art Gallery, Redding, CA. Curated by Patricia Watts. Catalogue. August 04 - March 05

“Five Large Drawings - Cooper, Crotty, Rogenes, Taggart, Winters,” Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. January – February

2003

“L.A. Post Cool,” Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Michael Duncan. July - August

2002

“L.A. Post Cool,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. Curated by Michael Duncan. Catalogue. Nov. 02 - March 03

“Wall Space II”, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA. February

2001

“Cultivated,” Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA. September - November

“Stone Soup”, three day weekend, 1234 El Paso Drive, Los Angeles, CA. July

“Cross - Pollination,” Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. March – April. Travelled to The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Arcadia, CA. November. Curated by Susan Joyce & Mery Lynn McCorkle.

“exquisitely wrought,” the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA. October - November

“Wall Space,” Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA. July

1999

"s/he bugs me, s/he bugs me not ," Post downtown, Los Angeles, CA. November - December

"George's Phototron 2000", George's, Los Angeles, CA. November

“Ninety Nine,” Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA. June - July

“Limits,” The Dollhouse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. January. Travelled to Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. as part of “Sig-Alert,” organized by John Spiak.

1998

“White Elephant,” The Gallery at Pentegram Design, London, England. September - October

“Group Show,” Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. June

1997

“Dry,” Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Mary Kay Lombino. August

“100 Dollar Show,” Post, Los Angeles, CA. July

1996

“Christmas Show,” Full Sail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. December

“True Bliss,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (L.A.C.E.), Hollywood, CA. Catalogue. October

“My Hollywood,” Gallery 258, Beverly Hills, CA. Curated by Molly Barnes. June - July

1995

“Brad Benedict’s Side Show,” Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. April

1994

“House of Style(s),” TRI Gallery, Hollywood, CA. December

“Romance,” Alyce De Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Irit Krieger. November 94 - February 95

“The Green Show,” The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Wendy Adest and Dagmar Demming. July - August

1993

“School Days,” Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. September – October

“Beyond the Spectacle,” 120 Westminster, Venice, CA. Organized by Sue Spaid. May - June

1990

“Faces,” Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. June - July

“Maestro de la Morte,” Lectisternium, Culver City, CA. July 1

“Household Names,” 1421 Allesandro, Echo Park, CA. Catalogue. June

“Best of the West,” Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles CA. March – April

“Thick and Thin,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. September - October

“Mondo Erotica,” Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. September - October

1988

“L.A. Weekly Critics’ Choice Exhibition,” Third International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA. December

“Artists’ Images: Images of Artists by Artists,” Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, CA. January - March. Catalogue. Travelled to Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. April - May

1987

“Salon des Independants,” Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. December

“Attack Gallery Revisited,” Koslow/Rayl Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. November

“The New Pop,” Otis/Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Brad Benedict. April

“On Being,” Jeffrey Linden Gallery, West Hollywood, CA. April

“Works on Paper,” Mount Saint Mary’s College Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. February

1986

“American Pop Culture Images Today,” Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Curated by Brad Benedict. Catalogue. December

“Artists for Disarmament,” Abstraction Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. September

“Rolled Taco Invitational,” Cheap Racist Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. August

“The Flower Show,” Design Center of Los Angeles. April - May

“T.V. Generations,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (L.A.C.E.). Curated by John Baldessari and Bruce Yonemoto. Catalogue. February - April

1985

“T.V. Altered States,” Crocker Center, Los Angeles, CA. December

“Off the Street,” Old City Print Shop, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Fritz Frauchiger. Catalogue. July

“Best of the West,” Zero One Gallery, Hollywood, CA. May

“L.A. Attack,” Piezo Electric Gallery, New York, N.Y. January

“Change of Art,” Bank of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, CA. January

1984

“December Banner,” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (L.A.C.E.)

“Signature Show,” Vine Street Studios, Hollywood, CA. November

“Under Surveillance,” Attack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. October

“Premier Exhibition,” Attack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. July

“Breakfast at Vickmans,” Vickmans, Los Angeles, CA. May

“Impressions of Los Angeles by Ten British Artists,” Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. January

1983

“One Hundred Works by Fifty Artists,” California State University, Northridge, CA. October

1980

“Paintings, Drawings, Prints,” Aztlan Gallery, Los Angeles,CA. September

"European Illustration 79/80," Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. February

1979

"European Illustration 79/80," Forum des Halles, Paris, France. November - December

"The Illustrators Art," The Great Room, Somerset House, London. October

1978

“Pictures,” Steps Into Space, Los Angeles, CA. November

1975

“European Architectural Heritage Exhibition,” Bruges, Belgium. October. Travelled to York, England. January 1976.

 

Collaborations with Laura Cooper

2016

“Urbanature,” Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. CA. Curated by Constance Mallinson, February - May

2015

“Oasis,” Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA. Curated by John O’Brien, September - December

2013

“The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation,” Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College, Pougkeepsie, N.Y. April – June. Curated by Mary Kay Lombino. Catalogue.
Travelled to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. December 2013 - March 2014.

2011

"Laura Cooper and Nick Taggart," The Yellow Wall, Alias Books East, Atwater, CA. Curated by Pierre Picot. July.

2006

“Bugology,” Armory Center. Pasadena, CA. Curated by Patricia Watts. February

2005

“WivesHusbands,” domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Michael O. Gold. Painting/drawing.

2003

“The Sleep Piece,” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Installation of ongoing photo/performance piece.

1999

"The Flower Show, An Invitational," Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Organized by Zazu Faure. Sculpture/Installation.

1998

“The Dark Side: An Homage to the Surreal,” The Germinators.Los Angeles Garden Show, The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Arcadia, CA. Awarded: “Best of Show” and “Most Fun to Experience.” Installations.

1996

“Aquaflora,” Gateway Fountain, Los Angeles Garden Show, The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Arcadia, CA. Installartion and performance.

“Be Specific,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Michael Duncan. Installation of ongoing photo/performance piece.

“The Woven Page,” South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena, CA. Photo/painting (altered book.)

1995

“The Big Night,”The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA. Photo/painting/installation.

“Laura Cooper & Nick Taggart,” Bliss, Pasadena, CA. Photography/installation.

1994

“Romance,” Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Installation of ongoing photo/performance work.

1993

Laura Cooper, “Nightly,” Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Installation of ongoing photo/performance piece.

1992

“As Above, So Below,” Installation for Far Bazaar - L.A.’s Alternative Art Fair, Old Federal Reserve Bank Building, Los Angeles, CA.

“Ars Erotica,” Ventana Gallery, Silverlake, CA. Painting.

Laura Cooper, “Chutes & Ladders,” Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Painting and performance.

 

Instructor / Lecturer

2006 - present Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

1986 - 2004 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. Adjunct Associate Professor, Communication Arts from 1996 - 2004.

1991 - 92 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1980 - 87 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

Curator

1990

“Heart in Mouth,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue. October - November

 

Bibliography

2016

Mallinson, Constance, “Urbanature – New Perspectives of the Natural,” Urbanature exhibition essay. p. 9.

2014

Kameon, Judy, “Gardens Are For Living,” Rizzoli, p. 47, 106, 116, 117, 148, 165, 187.

2013

Lombino, Mary-Kay, "The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation," Delmonico Books / Prestel / The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, exhibition catalogue, p 9, 25, 88, 89, 213, 222, 223.

Koester, Megan, "Nick Taggart and Catherine Coan at Lois Lambert Galley," Fabrik, May 17.

Salmi, Andrew, "Instructor focuses on polaroid show," PCC Courier, January 29.

2010

Garlick, Chris, "Beyond Punk," Art of England, August, p. 48 - 49.

2008

Martin, Vicki, “Drawing teacher’s work in exhibit”, Visual Arts & Media Studies Newsletter. May 12.

Sheff, David, “Beautiful Boy”, Houghton Mifflin, p. 211-212.

2004

“Nick Taggart, Insectarium”, exhibition catalogue Carl Berg Gallery.

Watts, Patricia, “Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects,” Catalogue Turtle Bay Exploration Park catalogue, p. 6, 50, 56.

2003

Levick Melba and Riquelme Kathleen, The Studio Book, Universe Publishing/Rizzoli International, p.168 -173, 284.

Lennard, Erica and Cygelman, Adele, “Secret Gardens of Hollywood and Private Oases in Los Angeles,” Universe Publishing/Rizzoli International, p. 34-39.

Hart, Hugh, “Art of the unconscious”, Los Angeles Times , July 29, Calendar, p.3.

Goldman, Edward, “Sleeping Beauty at Angles Gallery” Art Talk K.C.R.W., July 15, 6.55 p.m.

Ollman, Leah, “Caught in sleep but not in repose”, Los Angeles Times , July 11, Calendar p. 30.

2002

Duncan, Michael, “What’s so cool about cool anyway?”, LA Post Cool catalogue essay.

Thompson, Elspeth and Eclare, Melanie, new decorated garden, Ryland Peters & Small (London New York) p. 4, 52-53, 59, 66-69, 80, 83, 92,115,132.

2001

Smaus, Robert, Los Angeles Times Garden Calendar 2002 , p. July .

Thompson, Elspeth and Eclare, Melanie, new country garden, Ryland Peters & Small (London New York) p. 50, 95.

Heeger, Susan, “Fertile Imaginations,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, May 20, p. 30-34.

Eclare, Melanie, “California Dreaming,” garden inspirations (U.K.), March, p. 58-63

2000

Jerrom, Stephen, “au natural Flower (bed) bath & beyond,” glue, July/August, p.69.

Andrews, Graham, “Devon man in an LA garden”, North Devon
Journal (U.K.), May 12, p.9.

Heeger, Susan, "The Dirty Dozen," Los Angeles Times Magazine, March 5, p. 24-27.

Gardetta, Dave, "Here Come The Germinators," Garden Design, February/March, p. 40-55.

1998

Kuromizu, Nobuko, "Laura Cooper and Nick Taggart: Artists and Garden Designers in Los Angeles," Kapeigaho Besapsu (Japan), Spring, p. 22-26.

1997

Lombino, Mary Kay, “Dry,” exhibition essay, Miller Fine Art.

1996

Joyce, Julie, “Neutral Grounds / Fertile Territory: A History of Bliss,” True Bliss catalogue, p. 34-35.

Duncan, Michael, “Be Specific,” exhibition essay, Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Cooper, Laura, “Special Project / Nick Taggart & Laura Cooper,” Exhaust Otis Magazine, 1995/96, p. 4-5.

1995

Duncan, Michael, “Los Angeles: Laura Cooper and Nick Taggart at Bliss,” Art in America, July, p.92.

1994

Wilson, William, “Enjoyable, Endearing Paean to ‘Romance.’” Los Angeles Times, December 15, section F, p.12.

Pagel, David, “Urban Diversions,” Los AngelesTimes, August 4, section F, p.5.

1991

Koplos, Janet, “Los Angeles: Nick Taggart at Fahey/Klein.” Art in America, November, p.158-159.

Wilson, William, “Art Galleries,” Los Angeles Times. May 7, section F, p.8.

Kandel, Susan, “L.A. in Review,” Arts Magazine, February, p.109.

Viegener, Matias, “Heart in Mouth,” Art Issues, February-March p.29.

1990

Rugoff, Ralph, “Body Doubles, Gender and its Discontents,” L.A. Weekly, December 7, p.37

Anderson, Carolyn G. “Exalting the Visceral, ‘Heart in Mouth’ at Fahey/Klein Gallery,” Artweek, November 22, p.3

Woods, Lynn Anderoli, “Gut Feelings, Ominous Overtones for ‘Heart in Mouth,’” L.A. Reader, November 2, p.22

Spaid, Sue and Taggart, Nick, “Visceral Strength/Fallacious Intellect,” afterword “Heart in Mouth” catalogue

1989

Frank, Peter, Art Pick of the Week, “Landscape Constructions;
Thick and Thin,” L.A. Weekly, October 20, p.122.

Donohue, Marlena, “The Galleries,” Los AngelesTimes, September 29, section V1, p.16.

La Palma, Marina, “A Painterly Reading of Photographed Imagery,” Artweek, September 30, p.4.

1988

Rugoff, Ralph, “Third Annual Critics’ Picks,” L.A. Weekly, December 9, p. 24-32.

McKenna, Kristine, “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, December 9, section V1, p.16.

Curtis, Cathy, “‘Artists by Artists’ at Gallery at the Plaza,” Los Angeles Times, March 4, section V1, p.18.

Rugoff, Ralph, “The Wry Stuff,” L.A. Style, March, p.78-83.

1987

Knight Christopher, “Little of Beauty in this Salon,” Los Angeles Herald Examiner Weekend Magazine, December 18, p.4.

1986

Toshiyasu, Ohi, “News from Los Angeles,” Bijitsu Techo Art Magazine, July, p.180.

Rugoff, Ralph, “Artists on T.V.” L.A. Weekly, March 7, p.14.

1985

French, David, “Deconstructed Social Realism,” Artweek, March, 22, p.5.

Gardner, Colin, “Attack: Los Angeles,” Arts Magazine, March, p.13.

1978

Taggart, Nick, “The Los Angeles Work of NickTaggart: A Personal Statement by the Artist,” American Art Review, November, p. 94-99.