KEN TAYLOR REYNAGA
Ken Taylor Reynaga’s (b. 1990, Lynwood, CA) work emerges from the quotidian intimacies of people’s lives. For Ken, these seemingly private moments - of significance only to those who experience them - are where we confront the broader contradictions of being human. Born in Southern California but raised in Bakersfield, Taylor Reynaga grew up in a place where newly arrived migrants live alongside people who either by choice or necessity settled in the agricultural hub of California’s Central Valley. This region, in Taylor Reynaga’s practice, is envisioned as a new frontier forged by narratives of rebirth and transformation at the edges of society. The promises of different worlds at the margin however are always accompanied by difficult experiences. For Taylor Reynaga, this becomes most pertinent when considering the ways we grapple with our pasts and our identities.
Taylor Reynaga received his BA in 2014 from California State University. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium; Simchowitz, Los Angeles; The Mistake Room, Guadalajara; The Newsstand Project, Los Angeles; and Capital Gallery, San Francisco. His works have been included in group exhibitions at Jac Forbes Gallery, Malibu; Fort Gansevoort, New York; The Pit, Los Angeles; Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; and Penske Projects, Montecito.