Taylor McKimens was born in Seattle (WA) in 1976, was raised in Winterhave. His paintings and installations blur the line between drawing and sculpture. Strong comic book influences and a childhood in a small desert border town in California lend an edge to the tragico-comic energy of his pieces. He has held solo exhibitions at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Deitch Projects, Art Rock at Rockefeller Center and The Hole in New York, Loyal Gallery in Stockholm, Galerie Zurcher in Paris and Annet Gelink in Amsterdam. In 2015, McKimens was commissioned by the Republic of San Marino to paint a portrait of their founding patron, Saint Marinus and he was also commissioned by the National Audubon Society to paint a mural for the Audubon Mural Project in Harlem, New York. Currently Taylors works and lives in New York.