Yoshio Taylor has earned a M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.A. in ceramics from California State University, Sacramento, and and a B.A. in art from California State University, Sacramento. Taylor has also earned the Public Artist Award (Visual Artist Fellowship) from the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission, Sacramento, California in 1995, and the Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award for superior professional accomplishment from California State University, Sacramento, California in 1989. Yoshio Taylor has worked part-time as a Professor of Art at Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, California, from 1980 to 1994; California State University, Sacramento, California from 1980 to 1992; and San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, California in 2008.