Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Taryn Möller Nicoll immigrated to the United States in 2004. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles.
Taryn’s artwork explores the intersection of fine art, medical science and the human body. Her debut exhibition was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and her works have been exhibited at John's Hopkins Welch Medical Library, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge. She has lectured about the fusion of art and science at venues such as the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Magdeburg, Germany.
With a passion for curatorial work, Taryn's curatorial portfolio
includes exhibition development at venues such as the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, the TEDA Museum of Modern Art in Tianjin, and the Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan. As the Chief Curator at The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery -known locally as ‘The Frank’- Taryn collaborates with artists, educators and culturally significant organizations to design a robust annual calendar of major exhibitions and inclusive community programs. Her curatorial work has been featured on PBS’s TV series 'Art Loft,' CBS' TV series 'Focus on South Florida,' WLRN News, The Sun Sentinel, and many more.
Taryn is an adjunct professor of art at Nova Southeastern University. She currently serves on the Cultural Institution Program, the Regional Investment Program, and the Public Art Selection Panel for Broward County Cultural Division.