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Alicia Taylor

Assistant Professor of Art/Printmaking

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  • M.F.A., Visual Studies Workshop association with The College at Brockport, State University of New York (2013)
  • Certificate of Arts Management, Visual Studies Workshop association with The College at Brockport, State University of New York (2013)
  • B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College (2009)

Professional Experience/Achievements

  • Assistant Professor of Art/Printmaking and Director of Exhibitions
    Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2015-present)
  • Interim Assistant Professor/Printmaking of Art and Director of Exhibitions
    Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2014)
  • Visiting Artist
    Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2013)
  • Community Education & Internship Coordinator
    Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2012-2013)
  • Book Arts Apprentice
    With Amanda D’Amico at The Borowsky Center for Publication Arts - Philadelphia, PA (2011)
  • Assistant Coordinator
    VSW’s Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Co-Curator of Historic Collection Display
    Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2010)
  • Art Educator
    Puerto Rican Youth Development Agency - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Gallery Assistant & Exhibition Photographer
    The Davison Gallery - Rochester, NY (2006-2009)
  • Art Educator
    Ibero-American Action Leagu - Rochester, NY (2006-2008)


Alicia Hope Taylor is a visual artist whose studio practice engages material as metaphor. Compelled by a desire to manipulate and react to a range of processes and materials; she works in print media, painting, drawing, video and sculpture. She earned a BS in Studio Art, Printmaking at Roberts Wesleyan College and an MFA in Visual Studies at Visual Studies Workshop in association with The State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport. She currently lives in Western New York, where she is an assistant professor of art and director of The Ortlip Gallery at Houghton College.


  • Purchase Prize, Student Juried Show, The College at Brockport - Brockport, NY (2011)
  • Leadership Award, Visual Arts Department Honor, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Best in Show, Student Juried Show, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Visual Arts Achievement Scholarship, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Presidential Purchase Prize, Student Juried Show, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY (2008)


  • Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Private Collection - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Private Collection - Cape Vincent, NY (2012)
  • The College at Brockport Metro Center - Brockport, NY (2011)
  • B. Thomas Gollisano Library, Graduate Research Center - Rochester, NY (2010)
  • Roberts Wesleyan College, Department of Art - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Private Collection - Pittsford, NY (2009
  • High Falls Gallery - Rochester, NY (2009)


  • Ink & Paper, Invitational Panel Discussion, Main Street Arts - Clifton Springs, NY (2016)
  • Cohering Concepts, Guest Lecture, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY(2013)
  • Diving Lessons, Invitational Guest Lecture, Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2013)
  • Exploring The Archive, Graduate Research Conference, The College at Brockport - Brockport, NY (2012)
  • Articulating Abstraction, Collection Dedication Talk, Thomas B. Gollisano Library - Rochester, NY (2011)


  • The Ephemeral,Exhibition Publication, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (2014)
  • Houghton Star, Featured artist of the week (2014)
  • Afterimage, Vol 41. Featured Artist Portfolio, Print and Web (2013)
  • Blind Contours, Limited Edition Artists’ Book (2013)
  • VSW Summer Institute Booklet,Image Reproductions in Promotional Mailer (2013)
  • MFA: NOW, Exhibition Catalog for Regional Society for Photographic Education Conference (2012)
  • Buoy, Limited Edition Artists’ Book (2011)
  • Slides, Limited Edition Artists’ Book (2010)


  • Art Beyond the Class Room - Arts Council for Wyoming County (2017)
  • Art and Visual Communication Faculty Exhibition, Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2017)
  • Art Faculty Invitational, Corning Community College - Corning, NY (2016)
  • Ink & Paper, Main Street Arts - Clifton Springs, NY (2016)
  • The Ephemeral, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography - Pontiac, MI (2014)(
  • Blind Contours, Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College - Houghton, NY (2014)
  • Alumni Invitational, The Davision Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • Buoyed (Graduate Thesis Exhibition), Visual Studies Workship - Rochester, NY (2013)
  • MFA: NOW, Society for Photographic Education Regional Juried Show, Visual Studies Worship - Rochester, NY (2012)
  • Breaking Boundaries (Student Juried Show), Tower Fine Arts Gallery, the College at Brockpor - Brockport, NY (2011)
  • Personal Geographies (Student Show), Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Visual Data (Showcase of work inspired by the Archive), Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY (2011)
  • Recto/Verso, Buffalo Infringement Festival - Buffalo, NY (2010)
  • Abstraction, Gallery at High Falls - Rochester, NY (2009)
  • Migrations (Undergraduate thesis exhibition), The Davison Gallery - Rochester, NY (2008)