Geri Taper (1929–2004) moved to New York City in 1976 from Pittsburgh where she had established herself as a leading artist, her career culminating in a show of large-scale works at the inaugural exhibition of the Sarah Scaife Gallery at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Drawn to the vitality and promise of an emergent Soho, Taper vigorously pursued a career that included individual and group exhibitions at the city’s foremost galleries (David McKee, A.M. Sachs, Theodore Haber), foundation grants for special projects (New York Foundation for the Arts), commissions for the interior and exterior renovation of commercial and industrial properties in Long Island City (Falchi, Redstone Rocket and Center Buildings), and the design of a multi- colored banner at Queensboro Plaza Station sponsored by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

For more than 25 years, Taper's paintings have been involved with forms through color. The lyrical energy of form flows from one painting to the next with bold colors and forms changing shape from one to the next. 

"The images are the music" 

"Believed that we don't see with out eyes, but with our vision"

-Geri Taper