Taryn Sheppard is a Vancouver based artist and architect. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Master in Architecture, ‘10) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (Bachelor of Fine Arts, ‘05). She is a cofounder of Woodford Sheppard Architecture based in her home province of Newfoundland & Labrador, who have completed numerous award winning projects in the coastal Atlantic region and have been published in international magazines including Dezeen and The Globe and Mail Arts. Taryn has contributed critical writing on the built environment to a variety of publications including Canadian Architect, Riddle Fence Arts Journal and The Scope Arts Magazine. She has been a guest lecturer at a variety of conferences and universities and an advising member on a variety of boards and associations in Canada, including the Canada Council For the Arts, the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Architects and the City of St. John’s Heritage Advisory Board.
Taryn is currently establishing her studio practice in Vancouver with a research focus on architecture and digital culture, and is conducting research in digital fabrication with the Material Matters Research Centre at ECUAD.