Taylor Pilote (b. 1985, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) received his BFA from the LeBeL school of visual arts at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 2009 and his MFA from the University of South Florida in Tampa. A self-proclaimed shop rat, Pilote grew up, quite literally, in his father’s automotive shop where his first in-depth interaction with the use of material, shape, form, and volume resulted from direct contact with automobiles. His current studio practice investigates contemporary culture with high art interests through the lens of a lowbrow upbringing.
His work has been exhibited at the Canadian Sculpture Society, Toronto, the Savlador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL as well as both Scope and Select Fairs at Miami Basel.
He was a speaker at Tedx TampaBay in 2010 in St. Petersburg, FL.
The artist lives and works in Tampa, FL.