Will Taylor

Assistant Dean, Director of Visual ArtsSchool of Design & Production

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Will Taylor

Will Taylor is a professor of drawing and an assistant dean of Design & Production for Visual Arts. He has been a full-time faculty member since 2005, and has directed the Visual Arts Program since 2011. Taylor is a recipient of a UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Project Development Grant. His scholarly work has included travel to Prague and London for artistic dialogues with Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

Students learn best when placed in challenging, yet vested situations. These experiences demand more than mere exposure to subject matter, they should act as catalysts and spark something within the individual.

Will Taylor


  • Paneled discussions for the Cultural Studies Association, the College Art Association and the American Society of Media Photographers. 

Career Highlights

  • Individual and collaborative works in such exhibitions as “Drawing No Conclusions: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing” (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts-Grand Rapids, Michigan), the Trisha Brown Dance Company Benefit (Pace Wildenstein Gallery-New York) and “Old Ghosts and Empty Archetypes" (Spectre Arts-Durham, North Carolina).

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Project Development Grant


M.F.A.Pratt Institute

B.F.A.UNC Chapel Hill