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I have had the desire to shape and expand myself and the world around me since I was a child; always searching; continuously creating. From building with Lego's, to forming bands in high school, to founding new businesses in my adult years, my path has always included the pursuit of experiential growth.
Arriving in the art business roughly 10 years ago, I have pursued being a professional artist with abandon, studying with fellow artists and constantly exhibiting my work. With over 100 solo, joint and group exhibits under my belt and over 500 local and national collectors, my sights are set on evolving my career on a national and international basis.
My artwork is also an extension of this yearning for growth. The eclectic variety in my numerous styles is the product of allowing mistakes to be a part of the art making process. I embrace the dichotomy of vision versus freedom; control versus chaos. In the spirit of freedom and chaos, I employ a plethora of textures, colors and mediums while trying not to limit myself to any single style or form.
Franz Kline, Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, and David Adickes have been my main artistic influences. My styles include abstract, figurative and landscapes and my mediums include acrylics, epoxy resin, latex and watercolor.
My artwork is simply an extension of my life and personality. My abstract paintings represent whatever it is I am feeling at the time. One layer at a time, I allow each painting to simply “become”. This process is comparable to the “mad scientist” mentality of knowing the rules and at the same time breaking them in order to find the formula hidden deep within.
Through a combination of variety, depth and the pursuit of experiential growth, each piece of art becomes unique in technique, style and emotion.
Photograph courtesy of Morris Malakoff.
Taft McWhorter has been selling his contemporary art in Houston for over ten years, amassing a dedicated group of over 500 local and international collectors. With over 100 exhibits under his belt, his work has now arrived on the international Art Fair stage. Taft has private studios in Los Angeles and Houston.
2017 Art Palm Beach, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami
2017 San Francisco Art Market, Evan Lurie Gallery
2017 Carmel International Arts Festival, Evan Lurie Gallery
2017 Glade Gallery, Woodlands, TX Solo Exhibit
2016 Red Dot Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami
2016 New York Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery
2016 Palm Springs Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery, Palm Springs, FL
2016 Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Houston Fine Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery
2016 Los Angeles Fine Art Fair, Evan Lurie Gallery
2015 Named one of Houston's 40 Most Fascinating People by The Houston Chronicle
2015 SCOPE International Art Fair, Miami, FL
2014 Selected as one of the Top Ten Painters in Houston by the Houston Press
2014 Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Joint Exhibit with Geoff Wilder
2014 Esperson Gallery, Houston, TX, Solo Exhibit
2013 Adickes Museum, Huntsville, TX, Joint Exhibit with David Adickes
2010 Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Solo Exhibit
2009 Art Toronto, John Palmer Gallery, Toronto, Canada *One of two featured Artists
2017 “The Business of Art”, University of Houston
2014 “The Business of Art”, Art Institute of Houston
2013 “The Business of Art”, Art Institute of New York
Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN
Esperson Gallery, Houston, TX
Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Disegno Studios, Houston, TX
Glade Gallery, Woodlands, TX
Studio Manager, Dana McWhorter | 281.658.4073 | Dana@TaftMcWhorterArt.com
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