Taylor Pestorius was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2019.
Taylor uses traditional craft materials including wood, steel, and ceramics and combines them with digital processing techniques with the goal of constructing conversations between empathy, care-taking, and existential feminist philosophy.
In May of 2019, Taylor had her first solo exhibition, “That’s What I Want” in Mount Royal Station. She also participated in the 2018 UNRVL show at OpenWorks fabrication studio and gallery space in Baltimore, Maryland and the 2018 Junior Seminar Sculptural Studies Show in Mount Royal Station.
Taylor finds a creative outlet and empathetic practice in teaching. She worked in MICA’s Metal Shop her Junior and Senior year, the Digital Fabrication Shop her senior year, and was a teaching assistant for Metal Fabrication in the fall of 2018. She has also taught art classes for young children at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and the Kreative Kids Art and Music Academy in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Taylor currently teaches art to pre-kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Hyattsville Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland.