Taylor Ruffin Symbolism Art
Taylor Ruffin is a self-taught mix media artist and designer. Her primary medium is acrylics, but she never limits herself when it comes to being creative. Taylor's art style is a mix of expressionism, symbolism, and surrealism. She uses her artwork to tell a story without saying a word, to bring awareness to what's going on around us, and to question our behavior.
Born in Oakland California to a single mother who struggled to make ends meet while raising four other children, Taylor unintentionally began using art as the voice that she thought she never had to make sense of what's going on in her life, and vocalize what seemed out of control. She went to Oakland School for the Arts, for visual arts.
Taylor has had her art featured a variety of shows and locations, including an exhibition in Northern California with contemporary artist Bernadette Howard. She has worked with renowned artist Edythe Boone, who she also considers a mentor.
Taylor moved to New York City in July 2019 to seriously pursue art and fashion. She has faced obstacles just trying to survive in unfamiliar territory. Taylor is now a full-time artist due to COVID-19, still working when everybody lost their jobs.
No matter what, Taylor Ruffin is resilient, dedicated, and knows where she wants to go.
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