Cordell B. Taylor was born in 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a sculptor, a furniture maker, and a gallery owner. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Taylor earned a BFA in sculpture from the University of Utah in 1992. Following his graduation, he started his own contemporary arts gallery. He and a fellow artist Lenka Konopasek are founding members of Surface, a nonprofit group promoting contemporary art.
Taylor has received the Salt Lake City Mayor's Award in the Arts (2002) and a Utah Individual Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council (1998). He also won a merit award at the Springville Museum of Art spring salon in 1999. Explorer (2001), a mixed media work, and Assimilation are examples of his sculpture.