Carol Taylor-Kearney is a life-long resident of southern New Jersey where she collects objects and ideas for her reverse glass paintings on windows, doors, and frames; for her work on canvas and wood, and for her installations. A graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ (BA Art Education) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (MFA Painting), she has exhibited her work nationally; and her work is part of several corporate, public, and private collections including First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) in Philadelphia, PA; Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius Counselors at Law, Philadelphia, PA; Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill, NJ; and Queensborough College (QCC/CUNY), Bayside, NY. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she was named Coordinator of Graduate Studies. She retired from that position to devote herself full-time to her art work, and has acted as an adjunct Professor of Art at Rowan University.
A former commissioner on the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Carol has also served as a juror for regional exhibitions including Ocean City Arts Center, Burlington County College, Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the National Arts Program. From 2006 until it's closing in 2010 she was associate curator at StrataSphere, an exhibition space in Philadelphia. She has lectured on art at Kean College, Gloucester County College, Willingboro Art Alliance, and the Katz Jewish Community Center. In 2004 the CBC and BBC produced segments on her work while at the Pouch Cove Foundation artists residency. She has been a featured artist on Artsphoria, an arts and business magazine/web site (www.artsphoria.com) and the New Jersey Arts web site (www.jerseyarts.com). Her work has been featured in The Philadelpia Inquirer, the Gloucester County Times, and Art Matters, a regional arts magazine. Carol has received Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grants for artist residencies to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and Peters Valley in Layton, NJ. She was also selected as a resident artist at the Pouch Cove Arts Foundation, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. Other support has included a grant from the Artist Fellowship, Inc. in New York, NY and seminars on art criticism at the Barnes Foundation and Villanova University provided by the Violette de Mazia Trust. She has participated in the Parallax Art Fair and the Clio Art Fair. She is represented by Atlantic Gallery in NYC, Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio in Philadelphia, PA. Presently, Carol provides "One Minute Crit" on Instagram and has opened an art space of her own called Powell Lane Arts in Cillingswood, NJ. It's motto is #Art4Everyone.