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at the "Works from Provence" opening January 2004

  I hand cut black paper from my own freehand drawings, using gold leaf, opals, pearls, and gold balls as doorknobs. I then do a 3-D mount, placing the cutting(s) on one or more layers.
  My work is driven by my love of the works of master metalsmiths, both past and present. My intent is to display my papercuttings as ironwork and create awareness in the general public to both fine metalwork, and the craft of papercutting. I get excited about the tiniest details, the rhythm of design, the small creative accents, and the 3 dimensional look of what I do.  
  I especially enjoy the strength of black and white and the power of negative space. I strive for authenticity and historical documentation of noteworthy ironwork.  

Selected honors and awards

- July 2006 2 Honorable mentions (1 for watercolor, 1 for papercutting) at the Bath County Art Show
- December 2001 Selected to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree
- May 2001 Honorable Mention, Art in the Park - Staunton, VA
- June 2000 Second Place, Piccolo Spoleto Craft Show - Charleston, SC
- August 1998 Merit Award, Regional Exhibition Staunton/Augusta Art Center


Solo and Group Exhibitions

- Dec'06 - Jan'07 Featured Artist CoArt Gallery - Staunton, VA
- February 2006 Solo Exhibition - Studio 11 - Lexington, VA
- January 2004 Group Exhibition - Beverley Street Studio School - Works from Provence
- June 2003 Featured Artist - CoArt Gallery - Staunton, VA
- February 2003 Solo Exhibition - Blue Mountain Coffee - Staunton, VA
- Aug - Sept 2002 Group Exhibition - Agora Gallery - Soho New York, NY
- February 2002 Solo Exhibition - Shenandoah Valley Art Center - Waynesboro, VA
- Dec'01 - Jan'02 Solo Exhibition - Work displayed at the Augusta Medical Center, VA
- April 2000 Group Exhibition - Piedmont Craftsmen - Winston-Salem, NC
- April 1999 Group Exhibition - Peninsula Fine Arts - Newport News, VA
- May 1999 Group Exhibition - Spectrum Gallery - Wilmington, NC
- April 1998 Group Exhibition - Fraser Gallery - Georgetown, Washington, DC
- June-Aug 1998 Group Exhibition - American Craft Council - Hickory Museum of Art



2010 Paper Cuts by Taylor Hagerty


 Magazine Articles

- Summer 2001 "First Cut" work on cover of magazine and feature article inside
- Jan/Feb 2001 "Fabricator" feature article about work
- June 2000 "Attaché" (US Airways magazine) feature article
- Fall 1999 "Traditional Home Magazine" feature article


 Selected Shows

- December 2001 American Craft Council Show (ACC) - Charlotte, NC
- November 2001 Hand Workshop Craft & Design Show - Richmond, VA
- April 2001 ACC Chicago
- September 2000 St. Louis Art Fair, MO
- November 2000 Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA