Taylor White: Pursuit of Happiness
In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast Nate is with Taylor White. They talk about “Pursuit of Happiness” a solo exhibition of her new works, dealing with resistance, the importance of taking care of yourself, recognizing you are responsible for everything you do and so much more.
In This Episode:
[3:52] What does championship leadership mean to Taylor?
[6:34] Who is Taylor White and what brought her to where she is today?
[13:52] Pursuit of Happiness.
[23:06] Leaders that have influenced her.
[26:43] Her vision, future plans and impact he wants to make.
[33:15] Dealing with resistance.
[39:40] Episode takeaways.
“It is important to know when to be assertive and when to be just the pillar.”
“People need to feel like they are communicating something of meaning to them and not just telling them to look at this pretty thing.”
“You can do it, but in order to do that you need to understand that you are responsible for everything that you do, once you can understand you are 100% responsible for everything that happens to you it makes life so much easier because you realize that you have all the power to make a change.”
“Take care of yourself first.”
About The Guest:
Taylor White is an American figurative artist whose work engages with the fundamental elements of being. Combining refined techniques of classical training with bright, unexpected color choices born from the residue of street art and pop culture, White’s work explores the way in which we experience the formless chaos of potential through being, and how the order we inhabit can sometimes dissolve backwards into the incredible complexity from which it emerged.
White was raised in Raleigh, NC and educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design, completing her BFA in Illustration in 2007. Upon graduating, she began contributing her efforts to acclaimed Oslo-based advertising agency TRY/Apt, as the first and only full-time illustrator hired in a Norwegian agency at the time.
Three years later her choice to pursue painting brought her to Australia, where she found a new kind of success traversing the textures of urban environments, furnishing the streets and galleries of Melbourne with her uniquely haunting, expressive portraits of forlorn youth.
She has exhibited internationally from Melbourne to Berlin, LA, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. She has contributed to events for Juddy Roller, Outer Space Project, Richmond Mural Project, Murals in the Market, Branded Arts, BLINK Cincinnati, and SCOPE Miami Beach. In 2018 she worked with Google Fiber to create one of the largest public-facing Augmented Reality murals in the world. In 2021 she completed Raleigh’s second Augmented Reality mural, “8-Bit to 5G,” a tribute to the future of gaming and esports in the City of Raleigh. Current clients include Microsoft and Lululemon.
She is currently based in Raleigh, NC.
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