Kinetic Zen

Artist Johnny Taylor

September 1 – 27, 2022

Taylor currently creates from his studio in the south Bronx, New York, where the action, intensity and energy of this historic epicenter propels his work, a return to his abstract roots.

Gallery Hours
September 1-27: Tuesday-Friday, 12-4pm

Opening Party
Thurdsday, September 1 – 7PM
*Tickets to be released

For more information, email visualarts@theatrenetwork.ca.


About Johnny Taylor
Taylor currently creates from his studio in the south Bronx, New York, where the action, intensity and energy of this historic epicenter propels his work, a return to his abstract roots. Embracing change as the only constant, Taylor has carved out a nomadic creative path rather than set up a solid home base. The unpredictable and distinct energies of his different working environments have been absorbed into his process – from the grit of Vancouver’s downtown eastside, the neon glow of the streets of Kanda, to the spell of nature in a cabin studio above the Fraser Canyon.

In 2015 Taylor was awarded a residency at the acclaimed 3331 Chiyoda Arts Centre, in Tokyo Japan. In addition to creating a body of work shown alongside fellow international artists, he covered over six hundred kilometres of the metro area on foot in his two month stay, the beginning of an immersion in Japanese aesthetics that continue to inform his stylistic sensibilities. Taylor has returned to Japan regularly for ongoing inspiration.

Taylor was a merit scholarship candidate at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been featured in Ion Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Observer, Scout Magazine and Artweek LA. He is represented by McQueen Agency, and has recently collaborated with Burrit Bros. Fine Flooring on a series of custom designed rugs for their notable Artist series. His works can be found in private and public collections throughout North America, Europe and Japan.