Professor of Art Department in Cornell University， SUNY Purchase and the University of Iowa
Stanley Taft received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1967 and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Fort Wright College in Spokane in 1969. He joined the faculty of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1985 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Art. Stan has taught at SUNY Purchase and the University of Iowa since 1985. In 2003 he became Associate Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell and served as Interim Dean of the college in 2008.
Solo exhibitions include those at Josef Gallery in New York City and the Parnas Gallery in Los Angeles. A selection of group exhibitions includes Figurative Realism: Narrative Painting at SUNY Cortland, the Alex Rosenberg Gallery and Styria Gallery in New York City, the Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Convergence Gallery in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Baltimore, and the American Center for Physics in Washington, DC. He received a B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1967 and an M.F.A. from Fort Wright College in 1969.