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Chris Taylor, north of Wendover, Utah, 10 Sep 2012.

Associate Professor and Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech

Office: 709

Office: 806-834-1589
Mobile: 917-409-6501

E-mail address: chris.taylor@ttu.edu


Web Sites

Architecture Workers Combine
Land Arts of the American West
Earth Works Lab


Courses Taught

Land Arts 2014
2014 ARCH 1412
Land Arts 2013
2013 ARCH 1412
Land Arts 2012
2012 ARCH 1412
Land Arts 2011
2011 Valparaiso Studio
2011 ARCH 1412
Land Arts 2010
2010 ARCH 5901 Taylor
Land Arts 2009
2009 ARCH 2502
2008 ARCH 2501


Contents

BIOGRAPHY

Chris Taylor is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University. In 2001 he began developing Land Arts of the American West as a semester abroad in our own backyard to investigate the intersection of human construction and the evolving shape of the planet. He has published two books chronicling the development of this field-based incubator operating across the wide range of forces within arid lands of the Americas, bridging the Atacama in Chile with the desert southwest of North America. He is currently working to create the Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform funded in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Texas Tech University — Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University 
and Associate Professor of Architecture — College of Architecture (2008-present)
  • University of Texas at Austin — Co-Director of Land Arts of the American West and Assistant Professor of Design — Department of Art and Art History (2001-2008)
  • University of Arizona — Assistant Professor of Architecture — School of Architecture (1999-2001)
  • University of Arizona — Adjunct Lecturer of Architecture — School of Architecture (1999 Spring)
  • Washington University, School of Architecture — Steedman Traveling Fellowship, 
independent research in Venice, Italy (1998)
  • Andrea Clark Brown Architects, Naples, Florida — Project Architect and Associate (1978-1998)
  • Paul Lamb Architects, Austin, Texas — Project Architect (1995-1997)
  • Blaine Young Architects & Planners, Santa Fe, New Mexico — Project Architect (1992-1995)
  • North Dakota State University — Assistant Professor of Architecture (1991-1992)
  • University of Florida — Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture (1990-1991)

ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION

  • Texas License # 17589 (2001-present).
  • Arizona License # 34828 (2000-2002). 

  • Florida License # AA-0016254 (1998-1999).
  • National Council of Architectural Registration 
Boards Certificate # 46,272 (1994-present).
  • New Mexico, License # 2965 (1994-present).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • President’s Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination — Texas Tech University (2014).
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Architecture — Texas Tech University (2013).
  • Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award Nomination — Texas Tech University (2012).
  • Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Award — Texas Tech University (2012).
  • Grant from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts — Chicago, Illinois (2012). Collaboration with Steve Badgett of SIMPARCH to build the Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform to be used by the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
  • Global Vision Award — Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs, Study Abroad (2011)
  • Spenser A. Wells Faculty Award Nomination — Texas Tech University (2010)
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award (2010)
  • Dr. Jones Faculty Excellence Award — Texas Tech University, College of Architecture (2009)
  • College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination — University of Texas at Austin (2006)
  • Robert Giebner Commendation for Teaching Award — Univ. of Arizona, School of Architecture (1999)
  • James Harrison Steedman Traveling Fellowship in Architecture — Washington University (1998)

BOOKS & CATALOGS

Land Arts book.

ARTICLES (selected)

  • "From Field to Frame: Exhibiting Land Art." Challenging Conventions of Museum Display. (American Association of Museums Press) Jeremiah Gallay, Jane Lusaka, and Joelle Seligson, editors. (forthcoming)
  • "Scanning Double Negative 2009." Landform Building.' (Lars Müller / Princeton University School of Architecture, June 2011) Stan Allen and Marc McQuade, editors.
  • Remote Studio.” Journal of Architectural Education 64, Number 1 (September 2010) pp.129-134. Illustrated with photographs by author.
  • "Dissolving Between Land and Sky: mapping Wendover.” Imaging Place. (Kamloops, B.C.: Textual Studies in Canada, 2009) Will Garrett-Petts, Craig Saper & John Craig Freeman, guest editors. Also in Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (issue 18) (winter 2008). 
4 August 2009. http://www.rhizomes.net/issue18/taylor/
  • Casting architecture in an expanding horizon: Atacama Lab 07.” Journal of Architectural Education 62, Number 4 (May 2009) cover, p. 2, pp.15-23.
  • “Projecting Artlies into the Void.” Artlies Number 53 (Spring 2007) pp. 38-45.
  • “The Chicken Tractor.” Dynamic Systems – Fall 2005: Fast Rail < a new attractor for Rome (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2006) p 85.
  • “Artifact Reason: research beyond image boundaries.” Working Papers in Art and Design (Hatfield, England: University of Hertfordshire, 2004). http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/artdes_research/papers/wpades/vol3/ctfull.html
  • “Lessons for Architecture: Land Arts of the American West,” 306090 07, LANDSCAPE WITHIN ARCHITECTURE (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, Sept 2004) pp. 130-137.
  • "slippery boundaries." Journal of Architectural Education 56, Number 3 (Cambridge: MIT Press, Feb 2003) inside cover and pp. 12-17.
  • Designing/Building/Learning.” Journal of Architectural Education 55, Number 3 (Cambridge: MIT Press, February 2002) pp. 174-179, coauthored with Jori Erdman, Robert Weddle, Thomas Mical, Jeffery Poss, Kevin Hinders, and Ken McGowan.
  • “Renga: method + strategy.” Research by Design (Delft, Netherlands: DUP Satellite, 2000) pp. 241-244.

INVITED LECTURES (selected)

  • “Land Arts of the American West.” Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Mount Desert Island, 
Maine (18 July 2013).
  • “Embodied Exploration with Land Arts of the American West.” School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (21 Mar 2013).
  • "Embodied Exploration of Land Arts of the American West.” School of Architecture and Community Design, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (12 Feb 2013).
  • “Land Arts of the American West.” Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Mount Desert Island, 
Maine (17 July 2012).
  • “Testing Perceptual Thresholds with Land Arts of the American West.” Oregon College of Art and Craft + Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon (22 Feb 2012).
  • “Recent Explorations of Land Arts of the American West.” Universidad Catolica, 
Santiago de Chile (8 Jun 2011).
  • “Landscape as Knowledge.” Where have all the Wild Things Gone? Ecocritisim and comparative literature, 2011 Comparative Literature Symposium, Lubbock, TX (15 Apr 2011).
  • Mining the Embodied Knowledge of Land Arts of the American West. Universidad Catolica, 
Santiago de Chile (8 Jun 2011).
  • “Landscape as Knowledge.” Where have all the Wild Things Gone? Ecocritisim and comparative literature, 2011 Comparative Literature Symposium, Lubbock, TX (15 Apr 2011).
  • “Mining the Embodied Knowledge of Land Arts of the American West.” Guest lecture and studio critiques with Master of Fine Arts in Design program from University of Texas at Austin, El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas (21 January 2011).
  • "Mining the Embodied Knowledge of Land Arts of the American West." Galleria AFA, Santiago de Chile (10 December 2010).
  • “Exploring the Horizon with Land Arts of the American West.” San Diego State University, San Diego, California (18 November 2010).
  • “Interdisciplinary Horizons.” Art, Science and Sustainable Community Symposium. Richland College, Dallas Texas (30 Jan 2010).
  • “Measures of Time, Travel, and Space: exploring Land Arts of the American West.” Yale University, School of Art, Sculpture Department (13 April 2009).
  • “Reclamation of Post-Industrial Territories: Land Arts and the Incubo Atacama Lab.” Parsons The New School for Design, School of Design Strategies, New York, NY (10 April 2009). Panel discussion with Joel Towers, Dean of School of Design Strategies, Josefina Guilisasti, Bárbara Palomino and Gonzalo Pedraza, Incubo, Flora Vilches, Curator at Museo Arqueológico Gustavo Le Paige, moderated by Carin Kuoni, Director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
  • Participant in Glass House Conversation “Procession + Seduction.” Phillip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut (26-27 Feb 2009). Moderated by Fritz Haeg, other participants Anita Berrizbeitia, Dorothy Dunn, Roselee Goldberg, Christy MacLear, Juliette Mapp, Paul D. Miller, Nils Norén, Alice Rawsthorn, and Kevin Slavin.
  • “Measures of Time, Travel, and Space: exploring Land Arts of the American West.” Temple University, in conjunction with “Field Reports: documents and strategies from Land Arts of the American West” at Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
  • A Strange Land: panel discussion. Creative Research Lab, Austin, Texas (1 Feb 2009). With Jade Walker, Ursula Davila-Villa, Erica Bohm, Beili Liu, Kurt Mueller, and Ann Reynolds (respondent).
  • “Measures of Time, Travel, and Space: exploring Land Arts of the American West.” Oberlin College, sponsored by Land Arts in an Electronic Age course by Julia Christiansen.
  • “Terraforming Earthworks: discussing Atacama Lab: 07.” Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Expert Perspectives gallery talk.
    Truck Lecture, 2008.
  • “Truck Lecture: an ambulatory exploration of Land Arts of the American West.” University of Texas at Austin, Design Division Lecture Series.
  • “Measures of Place: immersive design in Land Arts of the American West.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum and School of Art and Design.
  • “Constructive Exposure: exploring Land Arts of the American West.” Arlington Museum of Art, sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture.
  • “Dissolving Between Land and Sky: the explorative environment of Land Arts of the American West.” PROVFLUX 2007, Providence, RI.
  • “Mapping the Fluid.” 1998 Steedman Fellowship Lecture, School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS (selected)

  • “Embodied Ecology.” College Art Association, Annual Conference, New York, NY (11 Feb 2011).
  • “Territorial Interactions.” DesignInquiry Marfa 2010: Being Here. Marfa, TX (11-14 Mar 2010).
  • “Measures of Time, Travel and Space: exploring Land Arts of the American West” and “Fruits of Land Arts of the American West.” The Nature of Place: Land Art / Land Use. Land Heritage Institute Symposium, San Antonio, TX (24-25 October 2009). Presenters included Erik Knutzen, Lucy Lippard, Ramon Vasquez, Dr. Alston Thoms, Amy Kastely, Celia Alavarez Muñoz, Joan Jonas, Sandy Stone, Liz Ward and Ann Reynolds.
  • “Traction and Slippage.” On Fingerprints in the Act of Making, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2009 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (28 Mar 2009).
  • “Scratches, Roads, and Monuments: ground truth in Land Arts of the American West.” College Art Association, 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (28 Feb 2009).
  • “Collaborative Landscape Strategies.” Writing Realities, Changing Realities, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana (2 Apr 2008).
  • Atacama Lab 07. Conference chair and workshop director, hosted by INCUBO in Santiago, Chile with fieldwork in the Atacama Desert (6 Oct 2007). http://earthworkslab.org
  • “Transformative Exposure: engaging Land Arts of the American West.” Flickering Landscapes: cinematic representations of the West, Moab, UT (22 May 2007).
  • “Dissolving between Land and Sky: Mapping Wendover.” Invent-L Conference: Imaging Place, Gainesville, FL (24 Feb 2007).
  • “Reconsidering the Site of Architecture: Mobility, Place, and Technology.” History and Theory Panel Moderator at Getting Real: Design Ethos Now, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2006 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (30 Mar 2006).
  • “Catch & Release: Land Arts of the American West and the return from the desert.” The Lay of the Land: Public Art, Politics, and the Environment, The Public Art Preconference, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, Austin, TX (9 Jun 2005). Lecture and discussion with Ann Reynolds.
  • “Walking Land Art.” Walking as Knowing as Making: a peripatetic investigation of place, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (8 Apr 2005).
  • “Artifact Reason: research beyond image boundaries.” Research into Practice Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England (2 Jul 2004).
  • “Psychogeography in the desert: between Land Arts of the American West.” Psy.Geo.Conflux 2004, New York, NY (14 May 2004).
  • “Sotoportego de la Bissa and the space between Venezia.” Society of Architectural Historians 54th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2001).
  • “Renga: constructing homeland.” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture South East Regional Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2000).
  • “Mediation.” Paper Reviewer and Theory and Criticism Panel Moderator, Legacy and Aspirations, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (1999).

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES

  • Portland Renga. Workshop with graduate students within the MFA in Applied Craft and Design at Oregon College of Art and Craft + Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon (23 Feb 2012).
  • Ground Sourcing. Environmental art action examining the character and politics of place by recording the surface of the earth to read the effects of the horizon—looking down to see out (2 Apr 2011). Project coordinator in conjunction with Landmark Arts in the School of Art at Texas Tech University at the invitation of the 2011 Texas Biennial.
  • Performing Land Arts: the Philadelphia Experiment. Workshop with art and architecture students to bring the Land Arts working methods to Philadelphia (10-16 Jan 2009). In conjunction with “Field Reports: documents and strategies from Land Arts of the American West” at Temple Gallery. Additional events included lectures by Thaddeus Squire, Kate Wingert-Playdon, Winifred Lutz, and a lecture and tour by Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
  • Residencia Internacional de Artistas en Argentina (International Artists´ Residency in Argentina), Buenos Aires and Ostende-Pinamar, Argentina (2-22 Mar 2007).
  • “Renga: regeneration.” Collaborative construction using Renga to created a boundary sieve with Daniel M. Olsen, Peter Tucker, Lula Marcondes and Melanie Schopper at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin Texas (4-8 May 2005). Funded by Austin Green Art.
  • “Renga: a collective model for design/build.” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central Regional Conference, Drury University, Springfield MO (2000). Conducted a workshop using renga as a collective model for design/build learning. 480 linear feet of steel, 2 days, 14 people, and 23 moves.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

  • “Land Arts 2013 Exhibition.” Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts,
    LHUCA Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane (Lubbock, TX, 4 April – 2 May 2014).
  • “Land Arts 2012 Exhibition.” Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts,
    LHUCA Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane (Lubbock, TX, 5 April – 3 May 2013).
  • “Land Arts 2011 Exhibition.” Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts,
    LHUCA Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane (Lubbock, TX, 6 – 28 April 2012).
  • “Land Arts 2010 Exhibition.” Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts,
    LHUCA Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane (Lubbock, TX, 1 Apl – 6 May 2011).
  • “Land Arts 2009 Exhibition.” Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts,
    LHUCA Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane (Lubbock, TX, 12 Feb – 7 March 2010).
  • “Field Reports: Documents and Strategies from Land Arts of the American West.”
    Temple Gallery (Philadelphia, Nov 2008 – Feb 2009).
  • “Land Arts of the American West 2006 Exhibition.” John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, Dec 5 – 14, 2006) and Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, Jan 20 - Feb 10, 2007).
    Co-curator with Bill Gilbert.
  • “Terrestrial Arcs.” Plan B Gallery (Austin, TX, 5-27 Feb 2005). Co-curator with Bill Gilbert.
  • “Land Arts of the American West 2004 Exhibition.” John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, 8 – 20 Dec 2004) and Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, 21 Jan – 12 Feb 2005).
    Co-curator with Bill Gilbert.
  • “Land Arts of the American West 2003 Exhibition.” John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, 3 – 16 Dec 2003) and Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, 22 Jan – 19 Feb 2004).
    Co-curator with Bill Gilbert and Amanda Douberley.
  • “Land Arts of the American West 2002 Exhibition.” John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, 4 – 13 Dec 2002) and Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, 16 Jan – 6 Feb 2003).
    Co-curator with Bill Gilbert.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Field Reports from Land Arts of the American West. “2013 Texas Biennale.” (5 Sep - 9 Nov 2013).
  • Ground Sourcing. “2011 Texas Biennale” Arthouse (Austin, TX 15 Apr 2011).
  • “A Strange Land.” Creative Research Laboratory in conjunction with the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX, 23 Jan – 9 Feb 2009) Jade Walker and Ursula Davila curators.
  • “Atelier 2008: Selections from the University of Texas Art Faculty.” Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, 19 April 2008 – 8 June 2008) James Elaine, guest curator.
  • “Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world?” Pierro Gallery (South Orange, New Jersey, April 6 – May 25, 2008).
  • slippery boundaries and Atacama Lab. School of Architecture, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 19 Nov – 7 Dec 2007).
  • “Resilient Foundations: The Gulf Coast after Katrina” excerpted exhibition from the 10th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (Austin, TX, 11 June – 21 Sept 2007).
  • Shotgun and Fema Trailer. Photographs in “Resilient Foundations: The Gulf Coast after Katrina” in the 10th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy, 10 Sept – 19 Nov 2006).
  • “PAPER RENGA SCULPTURE.” Installation at the Texas Sculpture Symposium, Junction, TX. (5-6 Nov 2005)
  • Specific Terrain: from Arthouse to my house 6 May 2006. “5 x 7” Arthouse (Austin TX, 20 May 2006) and Dunn and Brown Gallery (Dallas TX, 25-26 Aug 2006).
  • Tyng House Kitchen. “Construction” Creative Research Laboratory (Austin, TX, 9–30 Sept 2005).
  • RENGA: regeneration. “Greenwave” Austin Green Art (Austin, TX, 10 Jun – Sept 2005) with Daniel M. Olsen, Peter Tucker, Lula Marcondes, and Melanie Schopper.
  • Specific Terrain: from Arthouse to my house 7 May 2005. “5 x 7” Arthouse (Austin TX, 14 May 2005) and Conduit Gallery (Dallas TX, 26-27 Aug 2005).
  • Jetty crystal with gnat. “Crystallization and Drift” Museum of Natural and Artificial Empherata (Austin, TX, 7 Mar – May 2005).
  • Blake Gibson in the mud. “Art, Culture, Place: Visual Traditions of the Southwest” University of New Mexico Art Museum (Albuquerque, NM, 30 Aug 2004 – 15 Jan 2005).
  • DRIFTING DECLINATION: changing by 0d 8’ EAST/year. “Cracks in the Pavement: gifts in the urban landscape” (London, England, launched 30 Jul 2004).
  • DRIFTING DECLINATION: changing by 0d 5’ WEST/year. “Cracks in the Pavement: gifts in the urban landscape” (Austin, TX, launched 6 Jun 2004).
  • slippery boundaries. “To Tell the Difference: Studio/Design Faculty Exhibition” Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX, 16 Jan – 6 Feb 2003). Exhibition of drawings, photographs, and model of Zuckert Bath.
  • Mapping the Fluid. “Groundwork: Recent Work by Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin, Part Two” Creative Research Laboratory Gallery, (Austin, TX, 17 Jan – 7 Feb 2002). Drawings and photo-montage investigations of Venice, Italy.
  • Entropy Fulcrum. “Hyperdrome” a video/installation/performance event sponsored by the english, art, and architecture departments at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, 24 Apr 1991). Collaboration with Todd Kurtzer and Jeff Skoda-Smith.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN BOOKS

  • Double Negative, 2010 and Jackpile Mine, 2011. Undermining: a wild ride through land use, politics, and art in the changing west. Lucy Lippard. (New York & London: New Press, 2014) pp. 84, 111.
  • “Fertilizing Earthworks.” Making the Geologic Now. Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruze (editors). (Brooklyn, New York: Punctum Books). (photographic essay)
  • Twin Buttes. 2009. Reframing Photographer: theory and practice. Rebekah Modrak and Bill Anthes. (New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2010). Cover and page 25.

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

2011-2013 Tyng House Triangular Window design and fabrication — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2005-2009 Tyng House Kitchen — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000-2004 Red Dog Shed — Madrid, New Mexico
2002 Lawson House Addition — Austin, Texas
2000-2002 Zuckert Bath — Tucson, Arizona
1994 Permaculture Playground — Cerrillos, New Mexico
  • ANDREA CLARK BROWN ARCHITECTS - PROJECT ARCHITECT
1997-1998 Sugden Community Theatre — Naples Florida
1997 Gray Residence — Naples Florida
  • PAUL LAMB ARCHITECTS – PROJECT ARCHITECT
1995-1997 Maya House — Austin, Texas
1995 Speedway Awning — Austin, Texas
1995-1996 Grimes House — Westlake Hills, Texas
  • BLAINE YOUNG ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS (selected) - PROJECT ARCHITECT
1994-1995 Brill Residence — Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994-1995 Pueblos del Sol — Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994 Las Acequias #9-22, Santa Fe Community Housing Trust — Santa Fe, New Mexico
1993 Salvation Army Remodel — Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992-1993 Klingner Residence — Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992-1993 La Mesita Ranch Equestrian Center and Main House Renovation— Nambe, NM

CITATIONS IN FILM

CITATIONS IN BOOKS AND CATALOGS

  • Lippard, Lucy. Undermining: a wild ride through land use, politics, and art in the changing west. (New York & London: New Press, 2014) pp. v, 84, 111, 199.
  • Douberley, Amanda. Catalog entry in Atelier 2008: selections from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas: Blanton Museum of Art, 2008).
  • Berkenwald, Melina, with Graciela Haspar. Residencia Internacional de Artistas en Argentina: segunda edicion 2007 (Buenos Aires: RIAA, 2007).
  • Tilson, William and John Craig Freeman. “Place and the Electrate Situation.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 13 (2006).
  • Conn, Cyndi (editor). Landminds (Santa Fe, New Mexico: Center for Contemporary Arts, 2006). Exhibition catalog.
  • Ulbricht, J. “Toward Transdisciplinary Programming in Higher Education.” In Interdisciplinary Art Education: building bridges to connect disciplines and cultures, Mary Stokrocki Editor (Reston, Virginia: The National Art Education Association, 2005) pp. 17-30.
  • Rubenstein, Meridel. Belonging: Los Alamos To Vietnam-Photoworks And Installations (Los Angeles: St. Ann’s Press, 2004). For contribution to “Oppenheimer's Chair”.
  • “America.” Studio Work 1987-1988 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1988).

CITATIONS IN JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

  • Lippard, Lucy. “500 Words.” Artforum.com (12 May 2014).
  • Wright, Herbert. “Land Arts Exhibition.” Blueprint (July 2013) p. 26-27. Photos by Chris Taylor.
  • Ostlind, Emilene. “Beyond the Classroom: Experiential natural resource education thrives in the West.” High Country News, (21 January 2013) p. 14. With photograph by Chris Taylor.
  • Flueckiger, Urs Peter, "Land Arts of the American West." Journal of Architectural Education 64, Number 1 (September 2010) pp.106, 135-139. Illustrated with photographs by Chris Taylor.
  • Coolidge, Matthew, Sarah Simons and Auroa Tang. “Wendover Report.” The Lay of the Land, Center for Land Use Interpretation Newsletter (Spring 2010/Volume 32) p. 4.
  • Evans, Ariel. “The Nature of Place: Land Art/Land Use.” Artlies Number 65 (Spring 2010).
  • Coolidge, Matthew and Sarah Simons. “Field Trip to the Meadowlands: overland swamp tour in New Jersey.” The Lay of the Land, Center for Land Use Interpretation Newsletter (Spring 2009/Volume 32).
  • Brave, Fernando L. “Adapt, Transform, Forget…” Texas Architect (March/April 2009) p. 84.
  • Ewing, John. “Field Reports: Documents and Strategies from Land Arts of the American West, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art.” Artlies Number 61 (Spring 2009) pp. 89-99.
  • Fox, William L. “Land Arts of the American West.” Sculpture, Vol. 24 No. 78 (Oct 2005) p. 80.
  • Lindenberger, Laura A. “Terrestrial Arcs: Plan B Gallery.” Artlies Number 46 (Spring 2005) p. 95.
  • Zimmerman, Eric, “Land Arts of the American West,” Glasstire: Texas visual Art Online, Feature. http://glasstire.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1157
  • Coolidge, Matthew and Sarah Simons. “Report from the Great Basin: CLUI Wendover Interpretive R&D Continues.” The Lay of the Land, Center for Land Use Interpretation Newsletter (Spring 2005/Volume 28).
  • Kleiner, Carolyn. “Out and about.” 2004 Edition America’s Best Graduate Schools, US NEWS & World Report (2003), pp. 85-89.
  • Roybal, Valerie. “Land Arts of the American West.” Quantum, Research, Scholarship & Creative Works of the University of New Mexico, Volume 19 (2003) cover + pp. 8-10.

CITATIONS ON RADIO

CITATIONS IN NEWS MEDIA

Sun Tunnels, 2010.
  • Kennedy, Randy. “The American West as Classroom, Art and Metaphor” New York Times (4 May 2011) p. C1 and C9 (full page). http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/arts/design/land-arts-of-the-american-west-a-texas-tech-program.html
  • Fischer, Zane. “Finally Landing” Santa Fe Reporter (6 May 2009).
  • Crimmins, Peter. “Under the Bridge.” Philadelphia Weekly (6 Feb 2009).
  • Faires, Robert. “ ‘A Strange Land’ is a changing land.” The Austin Chronicle (30 Jan 2009).
  • Marin, Francisco. “The human impact on our ‘Strange Land.’” The Daily Texan (29 Jan 2009).
  • Yoon, Tiffany. “‘Land Arts’ makes art out of rocks, sand.” The Temple News (2 Dec 2008).
  • Fischer, Zane. “Land O’ Lannan.” Santa Fe Reporter (3 May 2006) p. 36.
  • Faires, Robert. “Gentle Disturbances: creating ripples in public space with large-scale art.” The Austin Chronicle (24 Mar 2006) pp. 34-39.
  • van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Fresh Air Art: catch the Green Wave.” Austin American Statesman Xlent (23 Jun 2005) p. 26-27, 35.
  • Faires, Robert. “Art as Big as the Great Outdoors.” The Austin Chronicle (10 Dec 2004) p. 38.
  • Faires, “In Search of Wild Art: “Cracks in the Pavement’ leaves art in unexpected spaces throughout the city.” The Austin Chronicle (18 Jun 2004) pp. 36, 39.
  • Rosen, Trevor. “Land Arts of the American West.” College Central Network (8 Apr 2004) Campus News online.
  • van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Mayan Spirit Austin Style: The Nowlins’ west Austin Mayan mansion.” Austin American Statesman (29 February 2004) Life & Entertainment Section.
  • van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Twin Towers Memorial.” Austin American Statesman (11 Sep 2002) p. E1.
  • Hammett, Jerilou, and Kingsley Hammett. “The Growth of Cities, Then and Now: a conversation with Chris Taylor.” New Mexico Designer/Builder, Volume II, Number 9 (Jan 1996) p. 31.

GRANTS & FUNDRAISING FOR LAND ARTS

  • Andrea Nasher. “Operational support for Land Arts of the American West.” $11,500. (2009-2014)
  • James Family Foundation. “Land Arts of the American West Scholarships.” $5,000. (2010-2013)
  • Texas Tech University, Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Award. “Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform.” $19,919. Support for collaboration with Steve Badgett of SIMPARCH to build a craft that will be used by the Center for Land Use Interpretation. (2012-2013)
  • Graham Foundation. “Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform.” $15,000. Collaboration with Steve Badgett of SIMPARCH for a craft that will be used by the Center for Land Use Interpretation (2012-2014). http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grantees/4807-great-salt-lake-exploration-platform
  • Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. “Tacita Dean: JG” to Arcadia University to support a solo exhibition of Tacita Dean’s work and a newly commissioned film, inspired by the isolated and alienated landscapes described in the early writing of the late J.G. Ballard. $200,000 (total grant). In 2012 Taylor served as Terrain Guide providing critical site coordination, logistics, survival skills, and equipment. In 2009 Taylor was part of the implementation of the “2008 Planning Grant,” also from Pew to Arcadia, to assist in the site location research. The finished film work “JG” premiered at Arcadia University Art Gallery in February 2013 then traveled to Frith Street Gallery in London during October 2013, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City in early 2014.
  • Higher Education Assistance Fund (HEAF). “Land Arts of the American West support for mobile lab and field kitchen equipment.” $29,830. (2009)
  • University Cooperative Society Subvention Grant. “Land Arts of the American West.” $ 6,000. (2007)
  • ARTL!ES. “Deming Archive.” $ 3,000. (2006)
  • Andrea Nasher. “Operational support for Land Arts of the American West 2006.” $10,000.
  • University of Texas Press. “Manuscript Preparation Support for Land Arts Book.” $25,000. (2006)
  • College of Fine Arts Creative Research Grant.
“Manuscript Development for Land Arts Book.” $5,000. (2006)
  • Austin Green Art. Funding for “RENGA: regeneration.” $3,750. (2005)
  • College of Fine Arts Summer Research Grant. “Research Studio Infrastructure.” $4,000. (2004)
  • Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
“Land Arts of the American West 2002 Catalog.” $10,000. (2003)
  • College of Fine Arts Vision Plan / Information Technology Advisory Committee Grant. “Land Arts of the American West Program Development: field based informational and instructional technology.” $31,085. (2002-2003)
  • College of Fine Arts/Center for Advanced Studies in the Arts Competitive Summer Research Award. “Land Arts of the American West Program Development: academic research, field research, and outreach preparation.” $4,000. (2002)
  • Lannan Foundation. “Land Arts of the American West.” Co-Principle Investigator with Bill Gilbert: 3 years at $25,000/year (2002-2005, $75,000 total). Funding for program and operations support to the University of New Mexico. (2001)

SERVICE

REGIONAL / STATE / NATIONAL

  • Book endorsement for Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s by James Nisbet (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2014).
  • Invited nominator for the 17th annual Heinz Awards focusing on the intersection of the environment with existing foundation award categories (2011).
  • Paper reviewer for “Back in the Box” theme session, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2011 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Interviewed by Elizabeth Ellsworth, Professor and Associate Provost for Curriculum and Learning at Parsons the New School of Design, for the media project “Infrastructure as Civic Pedagogy (2010).” http://www.extrememediastudies.org/extreme_media/14_infrastructure/index.php
  • Contributor to Snapshot of a Leader edited by Erin Chamberlin, Shelby Hinchliff, and Heber Slabbert (Montana State University School of Architecture Leadership Institute, 2009).
  • Book proposal reviewer for Superfund365: A Toxic Tour of the United States for MIT Press (2009).

Book endorsement for Camps: a guidebook to 21st century space by Charles Hailey (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2009).

  • LHUCA Task Force to identify possible collaborations between TTU and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts for a downtown studio space for the College of Architecture and School of Art (2008-2009).
  • Outside reviewer and manuscript editing for MIT Press of Big Box Reuse by Julia Christensen (2007).
  • Paper reviewer for “1:1”, Journal of Architectural Education. Issue focused on discourse, design, and speculation of full-scale construction in architectural education and practice (2006).
  • “Public Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Temporary.” Panelist for a critical dialog on the community impact of temporary pubic art (Austin Museum of Art, 7 Apr 2006).
  • “Reconsidering the Site of Architecture: Mobility, Place, and Technology.” History and Theory Panel Moderator at Getting Real: Design Ethos Now (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2006 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 30 Mar 2006).
  • History and Theory Paper Reviewer, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2006 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Ecological Public Art Charette, Austin, TX. Sponsored by Austin Green Art and organized by ecoartspace. Patricia Watts moderator/facilitator, participants: Tim Collins, Jackie Brookner, Ross Miller, Danielle Roney, Chris Taylor, Liesel Fenner, Charles Tracey, and Murray Legge (2005).
  • Art in Public Places Panel member, City of Austin (2005 — 2007).

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE — TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

  • Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University (2008 — present).
  • Land Arts (chair), Shop/Building, Curriculum (chair), Undergraduate Admissions (chair) committees (2010 —present).
  • Ad Hoc Operating Policy Committee member (2013-2014).
  • Ad Hoc Culture of Making Committee chair (2013).
  • Building Technology Faculty Search Committee member (2013).
  • Search Committee for College of Architecture El Paso Program Director (2010).
  • “No Middle Ground.” CROP 01 (Lubbock: Texas Tech, College of Architecture, 2010) pp. 12-17. Essay in student publication with photographs by author.
  • College website redesign task force leader (2008 —present).

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

  • Faculty Senate, At Large member (2012 —present).
  • Visual and Performing Arts Core Curriculum Committee member (2012 —present).
  • Landscape as Knowledge organizing group with Rick Dingus, Carolyn Tate, Jorgelina Orfila, and Joe Arredondo of the School of Art for a year long series of public campus events that included lectures from: David Stephenson, Eve Andrée Laramée, Ann Reynolds, Liz Wells, Matthew Coolidge, William L. Fox, Miguel Gander, Steve Fitch, Jackie Brookner, and Lucy Lippard (2010 — 2011).
  • TTU Wiki Assessment Advisory group member (2010).
  • TTU Web Advisory Committee member (2009 — present).

INVITED GUEST DESIGN STUDIO REVIEWER

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, thesis review of Kyle Griesemeyer for Robert MacLeod (2014 Spring).
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Downtown Design Center Final Review for Ken McCowan (2013 Spring).
  • Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, AZ. Final Review Third Year Graduate Studio, Scott Murf and Doug McCord instructors; Fifth Year Graduate Studio, Max Underwood, coordinator (2011 Spring).
  • Arizona State University, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tempe, AZ. Final Review Third Year Studio, Scott Murff, Melanie Shelor, Mark Ryan instructors; Graduate Traveling Studio, James Dallman, instructor (2010 Fall).
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture, Milwaukee, WI. Urban Edge Studio Final Review directed by Elizabeth Diller and run by Mo Zell (2009 Spring).
  • Yale University, School of Art, Sculpture Department, New Haven, CT. Graduate Student studio visits, Jessica Stockholder and Daphne Fitzpatrick instructors (2009 Spring).
  • University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, Austin, TX. Mid Review of “Object Ecologies - Contemporary Land Art Museum,” William O’Brian instructor (2009 Spring).
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Final Thesis Reviews, Coleman Coker, Irene Keil, John Klingman, and Graham Owens critics (2008 Spring).
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 30-plus reviews with Architecture and 3 with Landscape Architecture; 2 with Convergent Media, Department of Radio, Television, and Film (2001-2008).
  • Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. Final Third Year Studio, Steve Fucelli critic, Independent Graduate Thesis, Dan Hoffman, Scott Murff instructors, and the Collaborative Thesis Studio, 
Darren Petrucci, instructor (2007 Spring).
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Winka Dubbledam instructor (2005 Fall).
  • Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY. Fourth Year Studio, Marc Schaut instructor (2005 Summer).
  • University of New Mexico, School of Architecture, Albuquerque, NM. Summer Studio Review (2000).
  • University of Texas at Austin, Dept.. of Art and Art History. Design Senior Project Final Review (2000).
  • Vicenza Institute of Architecture, University of Florida, Vicenza, Italy (1998).
  • Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies, Venice Program, Venice, Italy (1998).
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Architecture, Venice Program, Venice, Italy (1998).
  • Tulane University, School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA (1997).
  • School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (1997-1996).
  • School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1995-1993).
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (1992).