Teaching art by day and creating art by night, Taylored Curiosities produces mixed media creatures based in fictional, quirky worlds, sprung from the depths of her bizarre imagination.

With a strong emphasis on anxiety support and mental health awareness, she brings to life a variety of beings that help to reduce the stresses of every day life and to highlight some of the struggles we aren’t always encouraged to talk about.

We are stronger together.

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QUALIFICATION

MA Fine Art: Arts University Bournemouth 2021 (currently studying)

Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy 2018

Level 5 Teaching Diploma QTLS: London 2015

Model Making Short Course: Bournemouth University 2013

Illustration and Print Degree (Distinction): Plymouth College of Art 2012

 

EXPERIENCE

2009 – Present

Artist

  • Designing and creating a range of mixed media art works that have featured in exhibitions and galleries worldwide.

2014 – Present

Art Educator

  • Teaching KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 and FE/Higher Education
  • Design and deliver lessons on a variety of art styles and methods including Art History and Contextual Studies
  • Education Seminars: Guest Speaker at Southern Rocks 2018
  • Art Curriculum Design 2020

 

AWARDS

Designer Toy Awards Finalist 2016: Best Non Plush Design

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

Subconscious Dwellings: ONCA Gallery, Brighton, 27th October? 2017

Group

Flatties 10 Year Anniversary Show, Toy Con UK, March 2020

Nessie Show, Martian Toys, Toy Con UK, March 2019.

MINI, Mize Gallery, Florida, March 2019.

I Am Board 2018, Toy Con UK, London, April 2018

Boo: A Spooktacular Show, Toy Con UK, London, April 2018

Lysistrata: An all female show, Mothership Art Gallery, Philadelphia, February 2018

Play for Change, Medialia Gallery, New York, Nov 2017

Identity Crisis – Crazy Shark Custom Show, Martian Toys Booth #1123, Dcon, California, Nov 2017

Baby Colossus Show,? Martian Toys Booth, Toy Con UK, London, April 2017

Customania, The Toy Chronicle Booth, Toy Con UK, London, April 2017

Resin is King Series 3, Tenacious Toys Booth, Comic Con, New York, 2016

Open House, We Make (Design Week), Tillamook Station, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Technology: Utopian or dystopian Retro-futurism, Fray Pedro Subercaseaux Chamber, Chile, 2015

Modified Wool Show (curated by myself and Dan Perry), RayGun Comics, London, 2014

Around the World in 80 Toys, Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, 2014

Toy Heist Custom Art Toy Exhibition, The Concrete Gallery, Amsterdam, 2013

Dream in Plastic Custom Show, Dream in Plastic, New York, 2013

Nothing Gold Can Stay, Swoon Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013

Dragons Show, Sho Gallery, Cardiff, 2012

Heavy Metal Qee Show, Forbidden Planet, London, 2012

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ART CONVENTIONS

Toy Art UK 2018

Five Points Fest 2017

ToyCon UK 2017

New York Comic Con 2016

ToyCon UK 2016

New York Comic Con 2015

ToyCon UK 2015

ToyCon UK 2014

ToyCon UK 2013

PUBLISHED WORK & ARTICLES

‘My Vulnerability’, Healers Magazine, February 2020

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’, Clutter Magazine Interview (Issue 39), July 2016

Oh My Handmade Interview, 9 Stories from working women, 2015

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2013

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2012

Stuffed Magazine, Winter 2011

Pylon Press, Support Structures, 2011

Stuffed Magazine, Summer 2011

Cranky Yellow, Compendium of Artists, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Read a bit more about me here: Little person, Big emotion