Maggie Taylor is an artist who lives the edge of a sun-drenched prairie populated by cows, alligators and birds on the outskirts of Gainesville, Florida. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1961, and moved to Florida at the age of 11. Her childhood was spent watching countless hours of situation comedies and science fiction on television; later she received a philosophy degree from Yale University. A little later she got a master's degree in photography from the University of Florida.
Her digital composites have been widely exhibited and have been collected by many museums including the following: The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; The George Eastman House, Rochester; Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville; Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas; The High Museum, Atlanta; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara.
Maggie Taylor's work is featured in Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor's Landscape of Dreams, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 2005; Solutions Beginning with A, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2007; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2008; Album, Edizioni Siz, Verona, Italy, 2009; No Ordinary Days, University Press of Florida, 2013 and Through the Looking-Glass, Moth house press, 2018.
Recent Podcast with Maggie by
Suzanne Fritz-Hanson and Michael Rubin
Video produced by Verve Gallery of Photography: https://vimeo.com/72831294
“Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography” film produced by Lynda.com:
My Photoshop Story: Exerpt from “Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography”:
Web cast showing Maggie making images in Photoshop by RetouchPRO LIVE:
Maggie Taylor’s Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MaggieTaylorFanpage/?ref=ts
Maggie Taylor: Making Images is a Way of Life by Douglas Eby: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/01/maggie-taylor-making-images-is-a-way-of-life/
An article from the Lens Blog of The New York Times: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/in-her-garden-of-digital-delights/?_r=0