Taylor Aldridge writes about Detroit’s arts community in terms of its unique social and civic structures. She approaches the arts landscape from a critical perspective that is informed by the histories of politics, race, and class in the city. She writes essays and reviews about local contemporary art, offering counter-narratives to illustrate the many ways artists are not just surviving, but thriving in a city known for its rich cultural and artistic contributions.
Taylor Aldridge is a cultural critic and arts writer based in Detroit. She works to investigate the intersections of equity, race and culture in cultural institutions. This is often carried out through writing essays, curating, facilitating public programs, and working in an advisory capacity. In 2015, she co-founded ARTS.BLACK with Jessica Lynne, an online publication for art criticism from Black perspectives, predicated on the belief that art criticism should be an accessible dialogue. She has written for the Detroit MetroTimes, ARTNews, Contemporary And, and Hyperallergic. She received her M.L.A from Harvard University with a concentration in Museum Studies. Aldridge has worked at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art (Harvard University), and has been awarded the Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship at The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutions).