(b. 1990, Dallas, TX) Taelor Fisher is a paper and fiber artist with a B.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University. Her work investigates access to personal experience, experimental paper techniques, and the connections between caretaking and cloth making.
From afar her colorful and patterned pieces appear to be woven or simple crochet. A step closer, the viewer can see a multiplicity of materials, textures, and color producing the illusion of balance or harmony. Inspired by her experiences entering into motherhood and recovering from an invisible chronic illness called POTS, Fisher creates repetitive and therapeutic fiber inspired works using recycled and on hand materials. Her affinity for working with paper is representative of her self identity of being fragile by circumstance, yet strong because of necessity. Each finished piece lives as a visual library of time, labor, resourcefulness, and her constant work towards nervous system regulation. She is interested in researching and representing how we conceal or expose our public and private lives, and how the psychology of turning challenges into inspiration and opportunity can positively effect us.
Fisher's work has been collected publicly and privately across the country, and featured in multiple print and online publications. In 2018, she was commissioned by Neiman Marcus and The House of Creed to create a painting inspired by their new women’s fragrance, Floralie. This campaign focused on the idea of the strong historical relationship between Flowers and Art. The product and painting can be seen in every Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Creed Boutiques across the United States and France.
Photography by Kate Iwanski