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UNI Department of Art hires new UNI gallery director

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Mary Frisbee Johnson, professor and head, UNI Department of Art, (319) 273-2077
Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– Darrell R. Taylor has been named director of the UNI Gallery of Art. He has served as the gallery's interim director since 2001, and has taught at UNI as an adjunct instructor in art.

Taylor, who is also a mixed-media artist, holds B.F.A., M.F.A., and M.A. degrees, all from the University of Iowa. As the gallery director, he is responsible for all exhibitions and staff, and serves as a member of the UNI Art and Architecture Committee.

Taylor won an Iowa City Public Access Television Award in 1999 and received an Iowa Arts Council Performance Grant in 1998. He is a member of the Iowa City-based performance group Habeas Corpus, and has exhibited artwork in many solo and group exhibitions, including at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville; the A.R.C. Gallery in Chicago; the Davenport Museum of Art; the Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls; and Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.