David Taylor is a professor of art at the University of Arizona.
His photography and art projects examine place, territory, history, and politics, and have been exhibited internationally. Pursuing long-term projects that reveal the changing circumstances of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, he was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and has released two monographs: Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010) and Monuments: 276 Views of the United States – Mexico Border (Radius Books and Nevada Museum of Art, 2015).
His work is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, and, most recently, the Library of Congress. His projects have been widely published in Art LTD, the Guardian, Politico, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Places Journal, PREFIX PHOTO, and the Mexico/Latin America edition of Esquire, among others. He has exhibited recently at the Phoenix Art Museum, the MCA San Diego, Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, the MFA Houston, and Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Jalisco. In 2019 Taylor was awarded a residency at Proyecto Siqueiros: La Tallera in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Taylor earned a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and an MFA from the University of Oregon.