Taylor Kibby

Taylor Kibby (b. 1992, San Francisco, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. She was educated at Bard College Simon’s Rock, Massachusetts and Johson and Wales University, Rhode Island before graduating with an MFA in Applied Craft and Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Kibby is known for her intricate, flowing stoneware sculptures, which are moulded in interlocking links of a remarkable lightness and delicacy, making them resemble woven chains. As seen in the work of Ruth Asawa or Eva Hesse, Kibby’s intricate, flowing abstract sculptures challenge traditional notions of sculpture and solidity, requiring intensive discipline and precision to create.


Embodying a range of dualities, Kibby’s sculptures are both hard and soft, rigid and flexible, static though they appear to be in the midst of motion. These contradictory qualities are influenced by her personal navigation and negotiation with uncertainty and change, as well as her interest in the paradoxical nature of personal identity. For Kibby, the stretching, drooping and tears in her sculptures reflects the way we adapt to emotional wounds, rebuilding our narratives of identity to maintain their strength over time.


Kibby has been featured in group exhibitions at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA (2022) Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO (2021), Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles (2021), Egg Collective, NYC (2021, 2022), Maho Kubota, Tokyo (2021), NonFinito Gallery, New York (2019); A-B Projects, Los Angeles (2019); Emma Scully Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). Her work is held in various significant private collections internationally and in the public collection of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Los Angeles.