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 learned how to make handmade, hand-dyed felted wool, which she used to create clothing, costumes, and fine art pieces. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, Taylor traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia which greatly influenced her development as a fiber artist and inspired her to use elements of texture, shape, and pattern found in natural environments.
Taylor then lived in Washington State where she focused mostly on wearable, handmade felt items to sell in boutiques and craft shows. She also 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 various Tulsa Public Schools.
Taylor now divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching art to children and adults. She creates felt abstract landscapes using traditional fiber art techniques such as felting, dyeing, stitching, and applique. Her work is inspired by aerial photography and satellite images of compelling landscapes. Taylor’s work has appeared in many exhibitions locally and regionally. Her first solo exhibition, “The View From Above,” was at AHHA in 2016, followed by “Don’t Look Down,” at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, and “Earth and Sky,” at Living Arts Tulsa. “Green Country Air,” an installation of Taylor’s work was on view at the Tulsa International Airport for all of 2018 and in 2019 she had exhibitions at The Black Wall Street Gallery, The Wild Fork, and the Walter Arts Center Holliman Gallery at Holland Hall.