Wendy Taylor was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1945. She studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1961-67). Wendy Taylor lives and works in London.
A selection of solo exhibitions include: Axiom Gallery, London; Angela Flowers Gallery, London (1972); 24th King's Lynn Festival, Norfolk (1974); World Trade Centre, London (1974); Annely Juda Fine Art, London (1975); Oxford Gallery, Oxford (1976); Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin (1976); Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin (1979); Building Art - The Process', The Building Centre Gallery, London (1986); Austin, Desmond & Phipps, London (1992); Art and Engineering, The Osborne Group, London (1998); The Seed Series, Cass Sculpture Foundation Gallery, London (2005); The Seed Series' Canary Wharf, London (2009).
Wendy Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards, including being given a CBE in 1988.
Best known for her public commissions, Taylor has two distinct strands to her work: large abstract pieces that appear to be in precarious balance, and drawings and sculptures of animals, anatomically correct and realised in minute detail. In an approach that is both creative and pragmatic, Taylor manages to cultivate mystery through her work. Taylor works with compositions that engage notions of balance, movement and chance that are expressed in a range of forms and materials, including brick and bronze.