Biography

Nadine Gordon-Taylor maintains a studio and the School of Intuitive Art in the town of Peekskill, New York, a small but significant artist’s community tolerant of and “birthing” diverse creative ideologies and talent. Born in NYC, Gordon-Taylor studied full time at the Art Student’s League while attending high school and college. There she studied with anatomist Robert Beverly Hale and painter Robert Brackman (among others). At Hunter College she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree concentrating in Printmaking and Art History and had the unique experience of studying with Robert Morris. She earned her MFA in Painting from Long Island University and her Doctorate of Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She has taught publically and privately for thirty years at her studio, Scarsdale High School, the College of New Rochelle, and Westchester Community College. She has lectured and given workshops across the country. Before embarking on her journey of becoming an intuitive artist and working with universal and intuitive symbols, she focused on photorealist drawings and paintings of her shadow, integrating, embracing and honoring her dark side. Currently her images focus on human, animal, bird and/or insect totems. Beauty is important, but the layers of meaning that reveal themselves over time create visual narratives that take the viewer on an inner and outer journey. In her words,“I have created art with symbols in it for as long as I have conscious memory”. I consider myself a “translator” helping viewers to tap into a wider spectrum of consciousness. My art is like a gateway to the invisible. Stepping through that opening unites you with a higher consciousness. As you experience colors, shapes, and objects in my art, you activate and align to inherent geometries of vibration that resonate and confirm our consciousness. Her drawings, prints, and paintings have been exhibited around the world.

Education

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY Multi(Print) Media Solution
Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, NY
Educational Doctorate in Art Education
Dissertation: A Mechanical Vision: Reproduced Works of Art Used as Instructional Resources in the American Public School System 1870-1929
State University of New York at Purchase, NY Printmaking Workshop in Off-Set Lithography
Blackburn: Printmaking Studio, New York City, NY Stone Lithography
Long Island University, C.W. Post, Greenvale, NY Master of Fine Arts in Painting
Art Students League, NYC, NY Artist’s Anatomy and Figure Painting
Art Students League, NYC, NY Artist’s Anatomy and Figure Painting
Hunter College, New York City, NY Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Major, Minor in Art History
State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Hunter College, New York City

Awards and Acknowledgments: Fine Arts

2001 Maine Artist Space/Danforth Gallery Portland, ME Drawing The New Millennium Honorable Mention
2000 National Association of Women Artists, New York City, NY Annual Exhibition
Betsy F. Melcher Memorial Award
2000 Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Silvermine, CT Art of the Northeast 51st Annual Exhibition First Prize Drawing 2000
2000 St. Cloud Arts Council, St. Cloud, MN “What is Art?” 1st Prize - Watercolor
1998 The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Archive File Est.
1998 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY 102nd Annual Open Exhibition CLWAC Corporate Award
1998 Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA 33rd Annual Open International Exhibition Windsor and Newton Award
1998 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT Honorable Mention - Drawing
1998 The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Archive File Established
1998 Ceres Gallery, Soho, NY 1998 Honorable Mention
1998 Venice Art Center, Venice, FL “Drawing Now” National Juried Drawing Exhibition. 2nd Prize
1998 Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery, Highland, NY National Juried Art Exhibition 1st Prize
1997 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT 1st Prize - Drawing
1997 Colored Pencil Society of America, Chicago, IL The Derwent Fine Art Pencils Award of Excellence
1996 Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY The Ted Van Brunt Memorial Award
1990 Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT Teacher Scholarship
1998 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Art Fellowship in Painting
1971 Art Students League, New York City, NY Work Selected for reproduction in school catalog

Awards and Acknowledgments: Art Education

1996 National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator of the Year
1992 Council for Basic Education, Washington, D.C. Research Fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts for proposal entitled, “In the Eye of the Beholder: Cultural Relativism and Aesthetics of the Human Form”
1987 Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Chapter Columbia University, Teachers College New York City, NY
1986-1987 Columbia University, Teachers College, New York City, NY Arthur Wesley Dow Scholarship

College Teaching and Related Experience

2011 Adjunct at local colleges
2002 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY Graduate Aesthetics, and Graduate Drawing
2001 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY Presenter/w T. Taylor: Visionary Voices: Artists and Poets on Life
2000-2002 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY Guest Speaker Graduate Art Education Department
1998 New York University, NYC, NY Hosting the University Council for Art Education Presenter: “Andy Goldsworthy: The Art of Nature /The Nature of Art”
1996 School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY Hosting the University Council for Art Education, New York City “Presenter: Public Art: Creating a Site Specific Sculpture”
1994 Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, NY Invited to review and critique paper about Identity, Culture and Art Education: Cross-Cultural Dialogues
1989 University of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN Tennessee Department of Education, Arts Clinician: Collagraph Workshop for Secondary Art Specialists
1988 Belmont College, Nashville, TN Tennessee Department of Education Arts Clinician: Presented one week workshop on Paper Plate Lithography and Drawing
1988 Pace University, Westchester, NY Speaker: Workshop in Secondary Education
1987 State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY Participant: Committee to Explore Arts Bridging the Curriculum
1983 Long Island University - C. W. Post Campus, Greenvale, New York
Assistantship in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in the B.F.A. Foundation Program

Other Teaching Experiences

2007 - Present Westchester Community College Watercolor, Peekskill, NY
2007 - Present Westchester Arts Workshop, White Plains, NY
1989 - Present Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY Advanced Placement Studio Studio Art Major/Minor, Drawing and Painting Major/Minor, Printmaking
1987 Queens College, Queens, New York “Artist in Wonderland - A Studio/Art History Approach”
1985-1989 Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY District Art Coordinator, Advanced Placement Studio, Drawing and Painting II, Studio In Art, History of Western Art, Issues in the Visual Arts and Aesthetics,
1983-1985 Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY Advanced Placement Art History, Advanced Placement Studio, Beginning and Intermediate Art
1981Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY Instructor

Work Related Experience: Presentations

2008-09 Bureau of Education (BER) Enhancing your Secondary Art Education Program (Utah, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia, MIssouri, Massachusetts, and Connecticut
2008 Bureau for Educational Research "Enhancing Your Secondary Art Program" Atlanta and St. Louis
2003 Scarsdale High School, NY Workshop Day, Presenter: Process Journals
2001 New York State Art Teachers Association 53rd Annual Conference, Rye Brook, NY Contemporary Issues in Art Education
2001 National Art Education Association Conference, NYC Presenter: Beyond AP Studio Art & Cornered: The Collagraph in Perspective
2000 New York State Art Teachers Association 52nd Annual Conference, Boces Rockland, NY Teaching For the 21st Century Presenter: A 21st Century Mystery
1999 NAEA, Washington D.C. Presenter: Summer Reading/Dark and Light Book Art
1998 NAEA, Chicago, IL Presenter: Andy Goldsworthy: The Art of Nature/ The Nature of Art
1996 NAEA, San Francisco, CA Presenter: “Epistolary Epiphany: Summer Insights and Memories” and “Public Art: Creating a Site Specific Sculpture”
1995 NAEA, Houston, TX Presenter: “Illustrating a Headache-Angst and Eastern European Art”
1994 NYATA, Kutshers, NY Presenter: “Illustrating a Headache-Angst and Eastern European Art”
1993 NYATA, Kutshers, NY Presenter: “Body Image/Self Esteem” in Art
1993 NAEA, Chicago, IL Presenter: “In the Eye of the Beholder-Cultural Relativism and Aesthetics of the Human Form”
1992 NYSATA, Rockland Community College, NY Speaker: Topic-Council for Basic Education Fellowship on Human Aesthetics and Cultural Relativism
1991 NAEA, Kansas City, MO Presenter: “Issues in the Visual Arts and Aesthetics”
1981 Northport Galleries, Northport, NY Speaker: Relief Printmaking
1981 Syosset Art Association, Syosset, NY Panel Speaker: How to Develop an Art Cooperative

Work Related Experience: Art Education

2004 Somers High School, Somers, NY Guest Speaker, On Being an Artist/Educator
2004 Congressional Student Art Competition/Exhibit, Marist College, NY Juror for Sue Kelly
2001 Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ Reader for AP Studio Art Portfolio
2001 Exploring Art by G. Mittler and R. Ragans Glencoe Publications, Mission Hills, California selected to be in chapter called: Describing Art Works
1998-1999 University Council for Art Education, New York City, NY Board Member-Treasurer
1996 Far West Laboratory, San Francisco, CA Scorer for National Board Certification Early Adolescent through Young Adulthood/Art
1993-1995 New York State Art Teachers Association Chapter 7 Vice President
1994 NYS Education Department - Arts and Humanities Comm. Albany Developed Exemplary Lesson: “Illustrating a Headache: Angst and Eastern European Art” Compact for Learning
1993 ETS, Princeton, NJ Consultant /Question Writer for Praxis Series
1992 Understanding Art and Exploring Art by G. Mittler and R. Ragans Glencoe Publications, Mission Hills, California Lesson Consultant
1991 ETS, Princeton, New Jersey Reader for AP Art History Exam
1990 Davis Publications, Worcester, Massachusettes Reviewer
1990 The Complete Printmaker by John Ross, Clare Romano, & Tim Ross Student work selected for inclusion in chapter on printmaking in the classroom
1989 – 1991 Columbia University, Teachers College, New York City Coordinator: Art Teacher’s Center
1989 MOMA, NY Art Educators’/Coordinators’ Think Tank: Curriculum and Art Education Text

Work-Related Experience: Fine Arts

1992 Macmillan Publishing Limited, London, England Member of Research Panel for The Dictionary of Art
1992 Rizzoli, NYC, NY Illustrator, History of the American Rocking Chair, by Bernice Steinbaum
1990-1991 Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Soho, NY Research Assistant
1979 Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Research Assistant

Professional Organizations and Schools

Art Students League, New York City New York State Art Teachers Association
College Art Association
Organization for Independent Artists
Colored Pencil Society of America Women in the Arts
International Society for Education Through Art
Katonah Museum Artists Association
National Art Education Association
National Association of Women Artists
New York Artists Equity