Taves is an archivist and visual artist based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Utilizing photography, installation, and forensic processes, her practice explores the intangible nature of memory while questioning the social construct of identity. Through archival methods and techniques typically reserved for criminal investigation she exposes the relationship between object and action: the latent evidence of interaction. 

Solo and Selected Group Exhibitions

2016      Entity of Origin, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
              41.85193,87.6585, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2015      The Carousel, 1952-1987, Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
                                                        Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
                                                        Locallective (live performace), Chicago, IL                                                                               Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
                                                        University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014      1939-1943, John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL
              Manifest, Gallery X, Chicago, IL

2012      Trespassing: A Look into the Past, The President's Gallery, Black Hills State                             University, Spearfish, SD
              Resurrection, Dispatch Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
              Reflection and Projection, Push Pin Gallery, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
              Portraits, Upstream People Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008     Selected Student Work, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
              Eric Fischl Vanguard Exhibit, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
              Western Eye, Phoenix, AZ

2007     Unit 2, Chicago, IL
              Collective, Fulton Street, Chicago, IL
              McLean County Art Center, Normal, IL
              Sullivan Taylor, Macolmb, IL 

Permanent Collections

2008      Phoenix Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2006      Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

Scholarships and Awards

2016      The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Endlsey Memorial Fellowship,                                  Chicago, IL
2013      The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Goldman Sach's Award, Chicago, IL
              The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dean's List Award, Chicago, IL
2011       The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship, Chicago, IL
2010      Chicago Cultural Center CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL
2008     Eric Fischl Purchase Award, Phoenix, AZ


2016      BFA in Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL         
2013      Internship, Industry of the Ordinary, Chicago, IL
2008     Phoenix Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Related Experience

2015      Visiting Instructor, The Night Ministry, Chicago, IL
2014      Panel Discussion, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Oct. 24