Taylor Hobson completed his Ph.D. in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, where he specialized in contemporary art and its intersection with film and media studies. His dissertation explores light projection as a phenomenon that connects moving-image spectatorship with the expanded technologies of video art. Focusing on artists Jim Campbell, Douglas Gordon, and partners Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Taylor follows the traces of the cinematic experience within the multimedia installations of current visual culture.
Taylor received his master's from The University of Georgia in 2014 and a certificate in cinematography from New York University after graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Georgetown University. In addition to his public lectures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he served as an adjunct professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has written for several arts and cultural publications. His previous work in the film and television industry informs much of his current research, as does his experience as a projectionist at New York University and several arts institutions.