Resume

MADAI TAYLOR

Date of Birth: July 1955
Place of birth: Lake Village AR.

Educational Background:

Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA, BA in Fine Art
Chicago Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, Studied Painting and Drawing

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013 Through the Wilderness, Moberg Gallery Des Moines, IA
2013 Playing in the Mud, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA
2011 A Measure of Grace, Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny, IA
2010 A Measure of Grace, Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
2007 Mono Solo, Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
2007 Mono Solo, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
2007 Mono Solo, Northern Area Community College, Mason City, IA
2007 Mono Solo, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2003 One Heart & Soul, Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, IA
2001 Collage Painting, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA
1999 Affirmation of a Native Son, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR
1999 Reflection of the Past, Mary Heartman Gallery, Waterloo, IA
1999 Something New Something Old, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
1999 A Perturbation Period, Summit Street Gallery, Iowa City, IA
1999 A Perturbation Period, JFK Gallery, Pella, IA
1999 Collages, Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
1998 A Perturbation Period, Graceland College, Lamoni, IA
1998 God, Angels and Man, United Methodist Church, Humboldt, IA
1998 Works on Paper, Percival Galleries, Des Moines, IA
1995 Fading to Black, Luther College, Decorah, IA
1995 Makin Choices, Purdue University Gallery, West Lafayette, ID
1994 Mono Solo, Blanden Memorial Museum of Art, Fort Dodge, IA
1993 Colleges, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA
1993 Torn Paper, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
1989 Paper and Iron, Buena Vista University, Storm lake, IA
1990 Solely A Soul On Solo, Flat Earth Gallery, Ames IA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 CSPS Legion Arts, Cedar rapid, IA
2011 Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
2002 Mac Nider Art Museum, Mason City, IA
2001 African-American Imagery, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA
2001 For Us By Us, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
1998 National Black Art festival, Bender Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1997 In the Spirit, CSPS Legion, Cedar Rapids, IA
1996 Iowa Artist 96, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1994 Vision of Color, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1994 Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
1992 Vision of Color, Bladen Memorial Art Museum, f\Fort Dodge, IA
1992 Assemblage, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

Curative Experience:

2006 Mono Solo, Fort Dodge, IA
1998 Intentional Manifestation of a Vision, Michelle’s Gallery, Fort Dodge, IA
1995 Visions of Color 1995 Exhibition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1993 Paper and Iron, Madai’s Studio, Fort Dodge, IA
1992 Visions of Color 1992 Exhibition, Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA

Selected Public and Private Collections:

Marsh Ins. Collections, Des Moines, IA
OSMO Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA
Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge. IA
Hal Chase, COB of Farmer Merchants Bank, Winterset, IA
Ken Amano, Governor of Yamanashi Japan
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
Dennis Flin, Chicago Board of Trade Building, Chicago, IL
Dennis Young, Wells Fargo Finance, Des Moines, IA
Mid-American Publishing Corporation, Des Moines, IA
Blake Parker Attorney at Law, Clinton, IA
Margret Skove, Museum Director, Fort Dodge, IA
Wells Fargo Bank, Fort Dodge, IA
Kevin Cole, Artist/Collector, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Ken Adams, Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge, IA
Dr. Michael Lee, Trinity Regional Hospital Fort Dodge, IA
Tito Trevino, Attorney at Law, Fort Dodge, IA
Doan Family Foundation Collection, Fort Dodge, IA
Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA
Brit Baker, Des Moines, IA
Merchant Bonding, Des Moines, IA
Terry and Sheryl Lutz, Des Moines, IA
Peggy and Larry Fisher, Arizona
Marvel Dunaway, Des Moines, IA
Beverly Chapman, Des Moines, IA
Tim Rock, West Des Moines
Tom and Karlen Howard West Des Moines
And other private collections

Bibliography:

The Iowan Magazine, September October Issue 2013, Des Moines IA
A Measure of Grace Catalog, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 2009 Fort Dodge, IA
76 Years of Collecting, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 2009 Fort Dodge, IA
Mono Solo Catalog, Fort Dodge, 2007
Outside In, African-American History in Iowa 1838-2000
Art & Entertainment, September 20,1998, Atlanta, GA
Fort Dodge Messenger, September 1, 1998, Fort Dodge, IA
Fort Dodge Messenger, July 23, 1998, June 7,1994 and October 1990, Fort Dodge, IA
Engaging the Interior, September 1996, Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
Des Moines Register, March 10, 1996,Des Moines, IA
Iowa Artist ’96, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Iowa Vision of Color, 1995, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Iowa State Bystander, Anniversary Edition 1994, Des Moines IA
Twist and Shout, March, 1994, Fort Dodge, IA
Tractor Quarterly, spring 1994, Cedar Rapids, IA
Des Moines Register, February 21,1993, Des Moines, IA
Vision of Color Catalog, 1992,Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
Waterloo Courier, January 30, 1992, and August 28, 1992,Waterloo IA