John Taye

I’ve written many artist’s statements over the years, and after a while, they all tend to sound somewhat repetitive. So rather than doing that again, I’d prefer to let my work speak for itself. Art is a visual language, and if viewers look thoughtfully at my paintings and sculpture, they will see what excites me and what motivates me. 

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Artist Bio

John Taye received a BFA from the University of Utah, and an MFA from Otis Art Institute. He taught art at Boise State University for 33 years, and currently stays busy with painting and sculpture in his backyard studio. Taye has exhibited widely in juried shows, invitational and one-man shows around the country. His work has received a number of awards, and has been featured in many national art publications. Taye’s work can be found in many private and public collections regionally. Taye recently published a book which is a survey of 50 years of still life paintings and wood sculptures, called "Peaceful Objects". It is available from the artist, the Boise Art Museum, and at the Capitol Contemporary Gallery.

The Blue Drape
Pas de Deux
Still Life with Boulder Painting