Artist Bio

Artist Bio

Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist and art teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute where she first learned to make and dye felted wool. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, she traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia which started her interest in using textures, shapes, and patterns found in natural environments as inspiration in her work. Taylor later attended The University of Washington and received a Masters of Education in early childhood special education. In 2011, she returned to Tulsa where she has taught special education, preschool, and art in public schools.

She now divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching art classes to children and adults through various arts organizations and schools in Oklahoma. She creates abstract landscapes made of felted wool using traditional fiber art techniques such as felting, dyeing, applique, and stitching. Her work is inspired by aerial photography, satellite images, and her own nature photography. She has had multiple solo exhibitions in and around Tulsa as well as a year-long installation at the Tulsa International Airport, and her work regularly appears in group shows locally and regionally.