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Michele Taylor- Biography



1962-1966 Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1964-1966 California State University, Northridge, CA

1966-1998 Oregon State University, B.A. Painting, Printmaking

1970 Oregon State University, B.S. Secondary Art Education

1978 Independent Study-Painting through Oregon State University, Paris, France


1976 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

1982 Kunst Ina Broese, Laren, the Netherlands

1984 Oregon State University, Distinguished Alumni, Oregon

1984 Portland Art Museum, Recent Aquisitions, Portland, Oregon

1986 Susan Blanchard Gallery, New York, New York

1990 Conacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991 Galerie Rahut, Munchen, Germany

2001 Taylor & Sons Fine Art, Masterworks, Washington, DC


1973 Willamette University Salem, Oregon

1976 University of Portland Portland, Oregon

l976 Quenzler Gallery La Jolla, California

l983 Fountain Gallery Portland , Oregon

l985 Village Gallery Lahaina, Hawaii

l989 Barclay-Jones Washington DC

1990 Foster/ White Gallery, Seattle, Washington (1985 also)

1990 Fort Hunter Museum Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1991 Galleries Lareuse Washington, DC

1992 Lawrence Gallery Sheridan, Oregon (1983,84,85,86)

1992 Bianco Gallery New Hope, Pennsylvania

1994 Marin- Price , Washington,DC

1996 Demuth Foundation Lancaster, Pennsylvania

1997 American Association of Interior Designers,    Washington DC

2000 Broderick Gallery Portland, Oregon

2001 Taylor & Sons Fine Art Washington, DC



Their Royal Majesties,Emporer Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, Oregon

Washington, District of Columbia Art Commission

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Jordan, Esq.

Dauphin Deposit Bank, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Rainier Bank and Trust Company, Seattle, Washington

U.S. Bankcorp, Portland, Oregon

Ater, Wynne, Hewitt, Dodson and Skerrit, Washington, DC

Weil, Gotsall and Manges, Portland, Oregon

Allan Shivers Medical Center, Austin, Texas

Sisters of Providence Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Johnson and Higgins, Portland, Oregon

Pacific Western Bank, Portland, Oregon

Oregon State University,Corvallis, Oregon

Norick Art Center, University of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

The Marriott Corp., Washington, DC

The Mayo Clinic Foundation, Rochester, New York

Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania



Artist-in-the- Schools- Salem Public Schools, Salem, Oregon 1973

Pacific Northwest College of Art- Portland, Oregon 1983

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology -Neskowin, Oregon 1984

Clackamas Community College -Oregon City, Oregon, l985

Corcoran School of Art-guest lecturer Washington, DC 1989

Foster/White Gallery -guest lecture, Seattle ,Washington1990

In l983 A new hybrid lavender iris was named “Michele Taylor” after the artist by Schreiners’ Iris gardens in appreciation of her art.

There are more than 1,200 of Michele’s original works in collections both public and privarte throughout the world.