Sunny Taylor was born and raised in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005. She then received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Taylor taught as an assistant professor, from 2008-14 in the Studio Arts program of BYU.
For the past several years, Taylor has been exhibiting her work extensively in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the country and internationally, receiving multiple awards and recognitions. In her work, she is re-engaging painting’s geometric tradition, positioning herself within a network of influences who explored the “objecthood” of painting, as well as the surface’s potential for formal expression. Her works embody a built, almost sculptural aesthetic, with strong ties to architectural influences. Her compositions and patterns develop through meticulous, labor-intensive processes and spontaneous interactions with paint, color, texture and meaning.