Taylor Simone is an artist, organizer, and educator from Metro Detroit. She received her MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019. Simone currently works as the Special Projects Manager for the Design Justice Network. A network that pushes for equitable design processes that center the voices of marganalized communities.

From 2019-2021 she held the position of assistant teaching professor at Bowling Green State University. There she taught foundational courses of Graphic Design.

In the fall of 2020, Simone launched Exodus: School of Expression, an alternative space for BIPOC educators and artists to deepen their practice. She is the director and primary organizer of this project. The launch of programming took place in Richmond, Va in the summer of 2021. During this period Exodus hosted seven artists for a residency and four workshop facilitators.

Simone works as a interdisciplinary artist with an interest in materiality and has exhibited Internationally in South Korea, Berlin, and Italy.


The Start. The Finish, Solo Exhibition,
NW Missouri State University, Oct. 2021

The Artist is Presence, Solo Exhibition,
Utilities Included, Chapel Hill, NC, 2019

We Made Armour, Group Exhibition, Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2019

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Group Exhibition
The Anderson, 2019

Beacon, Group Exhibition,
Torrance Art Museum, 2019

Playing in the Dark, Group Exhibition
The Anderson, 2018

One-Cell, Group Exhibition,
Berlin, Germany, 2018

Contemporary Landscape, Group Exhibition
Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, 2018

Surface Festival,
Its Liquid, Venice, Italy 2018

Super Human, Group Exhibition,
Fisher Parish Gallery,  Brooklyn New York, 2018

Medium, Solo Exhibition
Sediment Gallery, Richmond Virginia, 2017

First Friday Group Show, 
Ugly Mug Cafe, Ypsilanti, MI, 2016

Annual ISU Department of Art Online Exhibition, Group Show, Idaho State University, 

All Media Exhibition, Group Exhibition
Ann Arbor Arts Center,  Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2015

Working Women, Group Exhibition,
Baltimore Gallery, Detroit Michigan, 2015

Hooplara,  Group Exhibition, 
Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2015


Untitled Unknown, 2019

Lets Make Contact, Room Magazine, 2017


Design Justice Principle Workshop, 2018 

Kyung Hee University w/ Virginia
Commonwealth University
, 2018

Abstracted/Visual Narrative, Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Intensive, 2018

Design Jusitce and Monument Ave,
Arts Research Institute, 2018

Abstracted, Pratt Institute, 2018

Design Justice Network Gathering, 2017


Meridian, Group Exhibition,
Richmond, Virginia, 2018

Artist Talks

The Start. The Finish, Lecture,
NW Missouri State University, 2021

In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, We Made Armor,
Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2019