Taylor Bystrom

Taylor Bystrom American Pop Artist.

Transformation is what I would describe my paintings as portraying, growing up as a queer transgender teenager in the Bible Belt of Tennessee life was not ideal, but instead of telling a story about depression and struggle my story is a celebration told with dark humor. All of my work is 3d with red and blue 3D glasses. A happy accident and the most wonderful discovery that also perfectly explains the pink and blue binary world that I grew up in. My mission as an artist is to create a world of transparency where people are free to live unafraid of their authentic selves. I want to tell my story so future generations do not grow up the way that I did. My work is all about the self made decisions that have paved my personal road to happiness. Often asked about my obsession with T’s and teeth I am always compelled to say “ Trying To Get Trans Rights Is Like Pulling Teeth”.
Recent Exhibitions:
September 2020- Saatchi Gallery, London U.K. “London Grads Now.”
August 2020- “Fifty-Two” Juried Group Show for official Pride In London
July 2020- Hastings Pride presents “50 Years Since The First Pride March” at The Crown in Hastings
February 2020- Official London Fashion Week showcase with Jaded Life Collective, London U.K, Mandrake Hotel

July 2019 - Solo show “Toil & Joy” at Provoke Gallery, San Francisco CA
April 2019- Group show “It’s Waning Towards New Moon” at Ben Oakley Gallery, London
August 2017- Solo show at Flagstaff Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Flagstaff AZ
Recent Accolades:
-Masters in Fine Art Goldsmiths University of London September 2020
-Article with VICE UK written by Nick Levine on conversion therapy July 2020
-Summer 2018 issue of School Arts Magazine, pages 25-28 -April 2017- Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges Award
-March 2017- Invited guest artist for the auction at the Human Rights Campaign Nashville Gala
-March 2017- The Lumberjack-Flagstaff, AZ newspaper publication