Thadius Taylor (b. 1989) lives and works in Southern California. A native of California, Taylor holds a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA from Laguna College of Art + Design. His work, primarily in oil painting, explores figuration and fragmented spaces, blending meticulous planning with spontaneous execution. Taylor's work has been featured at notable venues, including the Laguna Art Museum, Pennslyvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Museum of Ventura County. He has participated in select group exhibitions at prestigious locations like Brea Gallery and the Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College, NY. His accolades include the Trustee Choice Award (Honorable Mention, 2020), the Benjamin West Prize, and the Earl T. Donelson Figure Painting Award. Taylor recently advised and mentored MFA students at Laguna College of Art + Design and has held various teaching positions in art institutions. His work, known for its dynamic depth, continues to engage and challenge viewers.