New Body of Work

Circles and Stripes – Multimedia collage 20126

checker doodle copy


Inside and Outside – Multimedia collage 2016

AlterChrist copy 2



Exuberance – Felt pen on paper 2016  8” x 12″



Art Resume

Athena N. Taylor


2013- Present, Gallery Manager

Whittakers Art Gallery, Ocean Ave., Carmel, CA

2007-2013 English Teacher

Marina High School, Marina, CA, Susan Torres-Pickering, Supervisor

Main Street Middle School, Soledad, CA, Dr. Amelia Jimenez, Supervisor

2006-2007 Gallery Manager

Rip Squeak and Friends Art Gallery

Monterey, CA  Graciela Moreno, Supervisor

Spring 2006

Museum Docent, Palo Alto Art Center

Palo Alto, CA Ariel Feinberg, Supervisor

2001-2006 Custom Framer and Designer,  The Art Store

Scotts Valley, CA  Owner, Cynthia Gaskell

2000-2001 Intern Web master,

Arts – KUSP NPR radio station

Santa Cruz, CA

1994-1995 Human Resources Administrator,

Manpower Inc. Head Office, London, UK

Ouida Weaver, Supervisor

1987-1991 University of California at Santa Barbara, Arts and Lectures Dept.

Theater Usher


Group Performance

3 Day Installation 1998

Walter and McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

Painting Exhibit

Month Hanging of Paintings 1997

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

Group Show and Performance Installation

The Lab, Gallery 1998

San Francisco Mission District

Solo Painting Exhibit

Cafe Lulus, 2004

Santa Cruz, CA


June ’10 California State University at Monterey Bay

Clear –  Single Subject Credential  2013

With ELA Emphasis (CLAD) in English

September ‘09 Subject Matter Competency (English CSET)

August ‘06. Saybrook University, San Francisco,


Major: Psychology (Thesis: on the psychological interpretation of art)

September ‘98- San Francisco Art Institute

January ‘00 BFA candidate

Major: Painting

March ‘91 University of California at Santa Barbara


Major: English

Body of work


Athena Taylor, Undersea Forest, OIL, 36″ x 48″  $3200


Athena Taylor, Blue Mood Water, OIL, 30″ x 40″   (Not for Sale)


Athena Taylor, Portals To The Infinite, OIL, 30″ x 40″   $1800


Athena Taylor, Suspicious Man, OIL, 24″ x  36   $900IMG_0797

Athena Taylor, Parallel Universe, OIL, 36″ x 48″   $2800Athena Taylor, Support Your Local Universe, OIL, 30″ x 36″ $2800

All oil on large canvases done 2000-2015.

Artist Statement as of 5/2015

Artist Statement
Athena Taylor
Athena believes she is an artistic conduit for the cosmic creative spirit in the universe. By expressing a vision that arises from her unconscious through the medium of abstract expressionist oil painting, she hopes to articulate a timeless, universal vision while also reflecting the Gestalt* of our modern era. She also hopes to reflect her own personal biographical experience as a fifth generation California native living in Northern CA. 
The artist especially wants to show her deep love of art and joy in the creative process. This desire was inspired by her travels around the world, studies as a painting major at The San Francisco Art Institute – SFAI, and MA in the psychology of art. 

If you are interested in reading her MA thesis on art go to URL:

* Gestalt concepts can be used to shed light on concepts in the arts, social psychology, personality, political behavior, ethics, and the nature of truth.


– The Editors of Encyclopedia Brittanica (2014)

Upcoming show

Here I am at my upcoming show at the Wrigley Building in Santa Cruz, CA.  It is a wonderful, community focused space and I am honored to to have the opportunity. 

I will be selling my paintings and I am committed to my goal of making sufficient income from my art so I can devote myself to painting the most awesome work I can. I no longer am willing to live as a worker bee slave, neglecting my creative gift!