Dr. Grant D. Taylor

Grant Taylor

Professor of Art & Art History
Director of Creative Arts

Email: taylor@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6716

Office Location: Clyde A. Lynch 166

B.F.A., University of Western Australia; Ph.D., University of Western Australia

Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Digital Art, Art Therapy

Research & Practice Areas:
History of Computer Art, Cultural History of Early Computing, Art Therapy Programming

Although I am most known for my scholarship on the history of computer-generated art, I have also exhibited internationally as an installation artist. I have curated exhibitions and designed and taught several successful art therapy programs that serve Veteran Affairs Medical Centers across the United States.

  • The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009
  • Co-Editor, International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics (Bloomsbury Academics)
  • Associate Editor of Media-N (Journal of the New Media Caucus)


“When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art,” New York: Bloomsbury Press. 2014

Book Chapters

“Mainframe Mystique”, Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952-1982, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and DelMonico Books, New York, NY. 2023.

“The Soulless Usurper: Reception and Criticism of Early Computer Art”, Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Digital Computing in the Experimental Arts, edited by Hannah Higgins and Douglas Kahn, The University of California Press. 2013. 

“Vital Square—Living Matrix,” Simple Thoughts, ed Peter Beyls, Ghent: Asamer, 2014.

“The Family Code: Art and Life,” Art That Makes Itself, ed Bronac Ferran, Watermans Arts Centre, West London, 2015.

Journal Articles

“JOB FROM MOLNAR”: Pioneering Computer-Generated Prints,” in Art in Print, January/February Issue, 2019.

“Up for Grabs: Agency, Praxis, and the Politics of Early Digital Art.” In Lateral (The Journal for the Cultural Studies Association) Edited by Katherine Behar and Silvia Ruzanka (May, 2013).

“Routing Mondrian: The A. Michael Noll Experiment.” In Media-N (The Journal of the New Media Caucus) Edited by Joshua Rosenstock (Fall 2012).

“Humanizing the Machine: Women Artists and the Shifting Praxis and Criticism in Computer Art”, in The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association, Vol 4, Number 2. 2017.

“Phantoms in the Corridor: Portal Systems in the Digital Mind”, (Co-authored with Nick Lowe) in Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, 3:3. 2002

Catalog Essays

“Roman, Evangelist of Art,” in Roman Verostko and the Cloud of Unknowing, retrospective catalog, Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Minneapolis. 2019.

“Digital Iconoclasts,” in All.Rhythm.Go: Idea, Machine, Art, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, October 2015.
“The Family Code: Art and Life,” in Brown and Sons: Art that Makes Itself, Exhibition catalog. Waterman: London. 2015.

“Vera Molnar: The Unimaginable Image,” in Vera Molnar, Exhibition catalog. New York: Senior & Shopmaker. 2015.

“Linearity and the Algorithmic Search.” In The American Algorists: Linear Sublime. Annville, PA: Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College. 2013.

Curatorial Projects 

LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture, Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Annville, PA. 2016.

The American Algorists: Linear Sublime, Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Annville, PA, and School of Visual Arts, NYC (traveling exhibition with catalog). 2013.

  • FYE 111: Art and The Body
  • FYE 112: The Portrait
  • ART 170 Creative Wellness Studio
  • ART 205 Drawing Studio: Human Form
  • ART 205 Drawing Studio: Portrait
  • ART 215 Photography Studio: Digital
  • ART 215 Photography Studio: Darkroom
  • ART 220 Printmaking Studio: Relief
  • ART 220 Printmaking Studio: Screen