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; and has over 15 years of professional arts-non profit experience. 

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

Her professional career is shaped by her personal convictions and a mindset of abundance. She is guided by a desire for platforming pathways for individual and collective progress, for redistributing power structures, and for substantive cultural change.