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Mia Taylor

Course Leader, MA Art and Science
Central Saint Martins
Person Type
Mia  Taylor


I have an interdisciplinary practice that includes writing, video, painting, object making and performance. My work considers how different disciplines describe and represent the natural environment. I draw from a broad range of sources such as astronautics, oceanography, geology, alchemy and work with the symbolic systems they produce. I am interested in how forms of storytelling can speculate, obfuscate and communicate histories that are subjectively as well as objectively charged.

Currently I am working with oceanographers examining how research on the physical environment and climate change is communicated, and how scientific narrative can be positioned in relation to personal experience. Previous work, in a similar vein, involved working with astronautical engineers to consider satellite technology, looking at what is seen and unseen and how seemingly comprehensive systems of representation can be subject to misdirection, disorientation and dissolution.

I have shown nationally and internationally, including at; Jerwood Visual Arts; Whitechapel Gallery; A.P.T. Gallery; Purdy Hicks; NADA Miami; Toomer Labzda, New York; and Delaware Contemporary, USA. Recent residencies include; Signal Fire Arts, Oregon, 2017; Stoneleaf, New York, 2017; and with the OSNAP research expedition on the RRS Discovery to the subpolar North Atlantic, 2016. I am a frequent collaborator and a member of Five Years, an artists’ project where programming maintains a direct relationship to practice