CENSORED! Those Other Desires (2019)

Zach Taylor was born in Las Vegas, NV where he lived for eighteen years of his childhood. He is a photographer and mixed-media artist who employs a pop art surrealist style. For years he has constructed fantasy worlds that discuss power, dominance, and wealth as ingrained human desires. Mainly exploring the topic of masculinity in a patriarchal world, his work challenges societal norms of gender defined privilege. Visually, his work represents his childhood subconscious; a vault of sexually charged advertisements.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2018 from DePauw University, IN, he received a BA in both Studio Art and Creative Writing. There he received numerous awards including the Fritz Smith Memorial Art Award and the Efroymson Summer Research Grant. While attending his university, he worked as the digital photography and film studio assistant, as well as the graphic designer for the theater department.

Currently living in Santa Fe, NM, he works for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. There he is employed as an educator and assistant. Working along side established photographers, he helps guide students through the digital photographic process including printing, editing, and organization. On the side of his occupation, he continues to create art and freelance.

During his time in New Mexico, he has exhibited work in galleries including Ellsworth Gallery and Gold Leaf Gallery. He is currently a mentor for the Monte del Sol Charter School, and has helped create a monthly critique group of local artists.