Taylor Yocom (b. 1992, Des Moines) received her BFA in Photography from the University of Iowa in 2015 and her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018, where she was an Olin Fellow. Her intermedia practice explores the pressures of the gender performativity of female niceness, conflating this phenomenon with tropes of performance. Her work has been featured in dozens of media outlets including Buzzfeed, Huffpost, and USA Today. She is a recipient of a Bustle Upstart Award and has exhibited and screened her work in galleries across the United States.