Brian Taylor was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico.
Brian is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th century printing techniques, mixed media, and handmade books. He has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Polaroid Corporation. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. His work has been published in American Photographer, Photo Asia, Exploring Color Photography, Artworks, and Photographic Possibilities.
Brian has taught photography workshops for institutions including the Friends of Photography, the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley, Stanford University, Photo Alliance, and the Oklahoma Arts Institute. Brian is currently a professor of art and design in the photography program at San Jose State University, where he has taught for over 30 years.