Taylor Renee Aldridge is a writer and independent curator who has dedicated much of her early career to documenting (in)equities that exist within systems throughout the “art world.” In 2015 she co-founded ARTS.BLACK ("arts dot black"), a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. 

Taylor is continuing to examine dynamics of power and ethics that exist, or run scarce within creative sectors in and outside of her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. Concurrently she is pivoting towards queries that concern performance, Blackness, satisfaction, spectatorship, and the queering of the sacred. 

Taylor has held a curatorial position at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and has worked with the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, and The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutions). She is the 2016 recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant for Short Form Writing. Taylor has written for Art21, ARTNews, ContemporaryAnd, Detroit MetroTimes, SFMoMA’s Open Space and Hyperallergic. She received her M.L.A from Harvard University with a concentration in Museum Studies and B.A from Howard University with a concentration in Art History. She is currently in her Saturn return.