Dr. Grant D. Taylor

Grant Taylor

Professor of Art & Art History

Email: taylor@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6716

Office Location: Clyde A. Lynch 166

Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Drawing Studio, Photography Studio, Printmaking Studio

Research & Practice Areas:
History of Digital Art

  • 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)

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.

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


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.

“The Obscured Ideologies of Artificial Life”, The Aesthetics of Care, SymbioticA, UWA Press, August, Perth, 2002.

“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.


Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Shadow of Odysseus—Call of Ismael” light and sound installation, Annville, Pennsylvania.

2010 “Trinity Installation” Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

2008 “The Maze” Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Annville, Pennsylvania.

2007 “Titan Series” Silo Media Projection, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

2006 “Titan Series” Silo Media Projection, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.


Selected Exhibitions

2010-11 “Pennsylvania Proud: Artists in Pennsylvania” Susquehanna Art Museum, (traveling exhibition)

2010 “Steeple Installation” Many Worlds Gallery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

2009 “LVC Faculty Exhibition” Willow Street Gallery, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. 

2009  “Machine Skins” Media Projection, Digit: Digital Media Exposition, Narrowsburg, New York.