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.