Islay Taylor (she/her) lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Alfred University. Her creative career is articulated through her studio practice, her curatorial work, and her desire to provide opportunities for her fellow working artists.

She is an advocate for expanding equitable access for artists and arts organizations through transparency, resource sharing and community dialogue. She has over 15 years of professional non-profit arts experience; and a successful history of creating needs-based programming that is reflexive to artists, with a specific focus on incubating sustainable practices.

Islay recognizes that it can be challenging, and at times exhausting, to be an engaged human in today’s society. In order to provide a soft landing spot for people to restore and grow their capacity, Islay teaches mindfulness based yoga classes within her home community.