Biography

Education

2013     PhD Fine Art by practice, 'writing//painting; l'écriture féminine and difference in the making' Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University
2011     Preparing Postgraduate Researchers to Teach in Higher Education (supported by SEDA's Professional Development Framework) - The Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Birmingham City University
2010     PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education - Staffordshire University
2009     Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice in Art, Design & Media - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University
2007     MA Fine Art - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University
2005     BA (Hons) Fine Art - Coventry University
 

 

Professional experience

02/2016- present   Lecturer in Research Practice, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University
02/2015- 04/2016   Researcher Developer, Graduate Research School, University of Worcester
01/2015 01/2016   Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University
10/2013- 12/2014   Post-doctoral Research Fellow, researcher on The BIAD Research Mentoring Initiative; researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University 
12/2014     Visiting Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
11/2010- 12/2014   Visiting Lecturer on BA (hons) Fine Art, MA Fine Art and Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice in Art, Design & Media, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University
12/2013- 06/2014   Lecturer on BA (hons) Art & Design Foundation Year, University of Wolverhampton
10/2012- 09/2013   Researcher with Dr Sian Vaughan on funded project Understanding and Increasing the Employability of PhD Students in Art & Design: Understanding the Student Experience, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University
10/2011     Visiting Lecturer on BA (hons) Fine Art, Solihull College
05/2011     Visiting Lecturer on BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design, Halesowen College
10/2007- 09/2010   Lecturer on BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design; Lecturer and Group Tutor for BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design, Stafford College
03/2006- 09/2010   Gallery Assistant, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

 

Selected exhibitions/performances 

 

Conference and symposia contributions 

 

Residencies

01-07/2014   Maximising the BIAD Professional Development Network, Knowledge Exchange in Desigresearch residency, Birmingham City University, supported by BIAD and the AHRC 
     
02-03/2013   Extended Commentaries: An Adventure into the Garman Ryan Epstein Archives, Knowledge Exchange in Design research residency, The New Art Gallery Walsall, supported by BIAD and the AHRC
     
06/2011     The Reading, writing residency at Untitled Gallery, Manchester
       
09/2009     INTERROGATION: WALSALL, one-day residency with collaborative public intervention and exhibition with artist Rachel Marsden, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands

 

Publications

Boultwood, A, Taylor, J & Vaughan, S. The Importance of Coffee: peer mentoring to support PGRs and ECRs in Art & Design in: Vitae Occasional Papers volume 2: Research careers and cultures (2015), CRAC, pp15-20

Taylor, J & Vaughan, S. A Different Practice? Professional Identity and Doctoral Education in Art & Design, in Storey, V. (Ed) International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates: Applying the Critical Friends Approach to the EdD and Beyond, (2016), London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp127-142

Taylor, J & Vaughan, S. The Same But Different: researching and enhancing PGR employability and experience in Art & Design, in Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, (2015), Vol 1, Issue 1, pp89-105

Taylor, J. Collisions, Slippages and Getting Lost, in Rogers, H. (Ed)  I See What You're Saying: The Materialisation of Words in Contemporary Art, (2013), Birmingham: ARTicle Press, pp31-40

Taylor, J. From 'or' to 'and', in Arts & Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Special Issue: Theorising Practice in Creative and Applied Arts, (2014), Volume 13, Issue 3, July, SAGE Publishers, pp305-313 

Taylor, J. L'écriture féminine: An Alternative Space In-between, in Desearch: Postgraduate Journal of Art & Contemporary Culture, (2011), Issue 1, (Spring/Summer)

Taylor, J. Phoebe Davies: Influences, commissioned review for Fierce Festival, This is Tomorrow magazine, (October 2014)

 

Citations

Francis, A. Interrogation: Walsall Handbook, (2010), West Bromwich: Multistory pp31-37 

 

Awards

2016     The Exchange Collaborative Research Award, HEFCE and ACE for Rearrangements with Caroline Horton
2010     Doctoral Award in Fine Art, AHRC

 

Collections

Beyond Text: Making and Unmaking Text archives, London

Brooklyn Art Library, New York

Coventry University, Coventry