Niki Taylor
203-570-2341
ntaylor@meca.edu

Born
Stamford, CT; currently residing on Peaks Island, ME

Education
2010-2014           Maine College of Art – BFA, Printmaking

Freelance
 
                  2017      Promotional Fliers for An Anderson's benefit shows - Portland, ME
                  2017      Promotional Video for JAW GEMS Heatweaver Tour - Portland, ME
                  2017      Album Art for Devin Burgess ' Escape' -  Cincinatti, OH
                  2017      Tape Design for Nubes 'Lexicon' - FL
                  2017      Album art for FYVRs 'almost happy' album on Young Heavy Souls - Detroit, MI
                  2017      Tape Design for Friend Roulettes 'Matthew Scheffer Songbook Vol.I' album on Pretty Purgatory - Portland, ME               
                  2017      Album Art for Foam Castles 'bird death' - Portland, ME
                  2017      Album Art and packaging design and assembly Re-Release for Kafari ' Knockturnes' 120 CD release - Portland, ME
                  2016      Promotional Flier for A cold cold night II at Space Gallery - Portland, ME
                  2016      Promotional Flier for Chris Corsano and 3-D Jet Scooter at Zero Station - Portland, ME
                  2016      Album Art and Packaging Design and Assembly for Kafari  'Knockturnes' 150 CD release - Portland, ME
                  2016      Promotional Photo Shoot for JAW GEMS album release - Portland, ME
                  2016      Promotional Flier for Will Mason Ensemble with Kafari at Space Gallery - Portland, ME
                  2016      Promotional Flier for Guerilla Toss and Family Planning at Space Gallery - Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional video for New releases on Pretty Purgatory – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional video forJared Fairfield’s WORLDLESS – Portland, ME
                  2015      Album art design and screen prints for Jared Fairfield’s WORLDLESS – Portland, ME
                  2015      Photo Shoot with Jaw gems for promotions – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional poster for Kafari at H.O.M.E. – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for AND THE KIDS with PWR BTTM at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Rough Francis with Yairms at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Viet Cong with Greys at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Little Wings and Weyes Blood at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Yonatan Gat and An Anderson at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Tal National at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for What Cheer? brigade at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Family Planning and Powerdove at Poland street – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Cassatt Quartet with Joan Tower at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Yonatan Gat and An Anderson at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Oren Ambarchi and Drab Pony at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Michael Hurley with Asa Irons at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Lunch Cult with Downtown Boys at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional flier for Family planning and Buthcer Boy at Space Gallery – Portland, ME
                  2015      Promotional photo shoot with JAW GEMS – Portland, ME
                  2015      Tour poster for Jacob Augustine - Portland, ME
                  2015      Tour poster for Lisa/Liza – Portland, ME
                  2014      Live visuals for Afraid @ 1 Longfellow Square – Portland, ME
                  2014      Album artwork for Gaffa, singles Love prism//Glass tears – London, England
                  2014      Album shoot for AFRAID – Portland, ME
                  2014      Video shoot for AFRAID – Portland, ME
                  2014      Promotional Video for multiple releases from Pretty Purgatory – Portland, ME
                  2014      Promotional flier for a show at Strange Maine – Portland, ME
                  2014      Promotional posters for Serpent Dreams (film) – NYC, NY
                  2014      Promotional Video for multiple release on Pretty Purgatory– Portland, ME

 

Experience
 
                  2017      Official Docent at Umbrella Cover Museum - Peaks Island, ME
                  2017      Studio Assistant for Kris Johnsen, Printmaker - Portland, ME
                  2016      Personal Assistant for Cat Valente, NY times bestselling Author - Peaks Island, ME
                  2016      Tour Documentation with JAW GEMS - Burlington, VT + New Haven, CT + PRovidence, RI + Buffalo, NY
                  2016      Assisted Cole Caswell install wheat pastes at USM library – Portland, ME
                  2015      Flier designer for space gallery events – Portland, ME
                  2015      Tour documentation with JAW GEMS – Boston, MA + Brooklyn, NY + Burlington,VT
                  2014      Member of Pretty Purgatory, Art/music collective – Portland, ME
                  2014      Official Band Photographer/Videographer for AFRAID – Portland, ME
                  2014      Co-founder of Fond Clair video collective – Portland, ME
                  2014      Attended Southern Graphics Council, Print SF – San Francisco, CA
                  2014      First Friday art walk sale – Portland, ME
                  2014      Attended Print Fair – New York City, NY
                  2013      Print Table, Holiday sale – Portland, ME
                  2013      Serpent dreams video project artwork – Brooklyn, NY
                  2013      Work featured in Maine College of Art view book – Portland, ME
                  2013      Kate Gilmore’s Monument Square performance – Portland, ME
                  2013      Attended Southern Graphics Council, Print MKE – Milwaukee, WI
                  2013      My kind of sandwich Print exchange – Portland, ME
                  2012      Yankee swap pop up shop - Portland, ME
                  2012      Print table, Holiday Sale – Portland ME
                 

Exhibitions/shows
 
                  2017      Visuals for Lyokkah at SPACE gallery - Portland, ME
                  2016      Visuals for Kafari and Henry Redman for TEDx at State Theatre - Portland, ME
        2015/2016       New years ball vsuals at SPACE gallery – Portland ME
                  2014      AFRAID visuals at 1 Longfellow square – Portland, ME
                  2014      Talons of Spring visuals at 1 Longfellow square – Portland, ME
                  2014      Pretty Purgatory release show at Urban farm fermentory – Portland, ME
                  2014      Mecamorphasis: Senior Thesis exhibition – Portland, ME
                  2014      Dominic and the Lucid visuals at Empire- Portland, ME
                  2014      Annual Meca Film Festival: Animals, Self Portrait,– Portland, ME
                  2014      Spring Music Festival at the ICA live visuals – Portland, ME
                  2014      Loveapalooza, Valentines day themed print show – Portland, ME
                  2013      Sounds Absurd sound installation exhibition – Portland, ME
                  2013      Merit Show participant, Maine College of Art – Portland, ME
                  2012      Rose contemporary gallery, student show – Portland, ME

Press
                 
                 
2015      Still of Visuals featured on the Space gallery instagram - Internet
                  2015      Photography for Jaw gems featured on 1320 records site - Internet
                  2014      Featured in Local Music section of Portland Phoenix – Portland, ME
                  2014      Featured in Portland Phoenix Article on Visuals – Portland, ME
                  2013      Work Featured in Meca View book – Portland, ME
                  2012      Yankee Swap pop up shop – Portland, ME
                  2010      Project featured in Maine College of Art Brochure – Portland, ME


Technical Skills
Digital art - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
2D and 3D Modeling/Animation - Flash, and Maya
Video editing - Final Cut Pro, Premier pro
Sound recording/editing – Audacity, Sound booth, Mixcraft, Reaper
Film photography/digital photography
Relief printing, Mono printing, Screen printing, and inkjet transfers

 

References
Peter McLaughlin
Space Gallery – Music Programmer
peter@space538.org

Kris Johnsen
Established Printmaker and collaborative organizer
krisgjohnsen@gmail.com

Gary Robinov
White Dog Arts - Film Maker
gary@whitedogarts.com

Bennett Morris
MECA – Printmaking faculty
bmorris@meca.edu

Adriane Herman
MECA – Printmaking faculty
aherman@meca.edu