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   Research Assistant 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

MAXIMISING THE BIAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK • 2014 • Knowledge Exchange in Design Research residency • Birmingham Institute of Art & Design • Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

EXTENDED COMMENTARIES • 2013 • Garman Ryan Epstein Archives Research residency • New Art Gallery Walsall • Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

THE READING • 2011 • Writing residency • New Art Gallery Walsall • Untitled Gallery, Manchester

INTERЯOGATION: WALSALL • 2009 • Artist residency • New Art Gallery Walsall

 

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. and Vaughan, S. Understanding the Employability of Research Students in Art & Design, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Faculty report commissioned by the Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Birmingham City University (2014)

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. Creative, collaborative and growth-oriented: peer mentoring as a space of possibility for doctoral students (2016), Institution case study for Vitae online resources, available online here

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)

Taylor, J. Research-practice-pedagogy: establishing new topologies of doctoral research in the arts in: Prior, R. (Ed) Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching: Multidisciplinary approaches across the arts (2018) Intellect: in press, pp91-108

Taylor J. Sobre colisiones, deslizamientos y sentirse perdida, in: Post(s), (2017), 3, Deciembre, Colegio de Comunicación y Artes Contemporáneas (COCOA), pp94-105 [translated into Spanish from ‘Collisions, Slippages and Getting Lost’, originally published in: Rogers H. (Ed) I See What You’re Saying: The Materialisation of Words in Contemporary Art]

Taylor, J. Thinking difference differently: an exploration of l’écriture féminine, Women's Art Practice and Postfeminism in: L’Esprit Créateur: The International Journal of French and Francophone Studies, Femmes Créa(c)tives special issue (2018), Johns Hopkins U P, in press

 

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     AHRC Doctoral Award in Fine Art

 

Collections

F Generation archives, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Beyond Text: Making and Unmaking Text archives, London

Brooklyn Art Library, New York

Coventry University, Coventry