Biography



BORN

1961 California, USA

EDUCATION

1994 M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1983 B.A., International Relations, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

2013

Lotos Award of Distinction, The Lotos Club, New York, New York

2012

Art Orange County’s Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award

2011

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship

Maryland Institute College of Art, Distinguished Alumnae

2010

MacArthur Fellowship

Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship

2009

LUX Art Institute, Residency, Encinitas, CA.

Pilchuck, Artist in Residence, Seattle, WA.

2003

McColl Center for Visual Art, Artist in Residence, Charlotte, NC.

2002

Kyojima Artist in Residency Program, Tokyo, Japan.
Ensemble Studio Theater, Artist in Residence (Summer), New York, NY.

2001

California State University Fullerton, Artist in Residence, Fullerton, CA.

2000

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.

New York City Art Commission Award for Excellence in DesignNew York City Cultural Affairs.

John Michael Kohler Arts Foundation & Industry Program Artist in Residence, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

1994

Amalie Rothschild Distinguished Artist Award, Maryland Institute College of Art.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

October 26 2013 – January 5 2014
Elizabeth Turk: Wings/ Dayton Art Institute

2012

Art Kabinett/ Art Basel/ Miami Beach

Elizabeth Turk: Cages, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY.

2008

Elizabeth Turk: Ribbons and Pinwheels, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY. 

2006

Elizabeth Turk: Collars, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY.

Drawings, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

Domestic Settings, Galerie Lareuse, Washington, D.C.

2004

VantagePoint III Elizabeth Turk The Collars: Tracings of Thought, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.

2003

(Know) Fly Zone, Installation, Santa Ana, CA.

2001

Nature Memorial to Nature I, An Installation by Elizabeth Turk, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.

1998

Elizabeth Turk, Hemphill Gallery, Washington D.C.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

Miami Basel : Art Kabinett

Meticulosity, Curated by John David O’Brien and Meg Linton, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis, CA
Loose Canon, La Louver Gallery, Venice, CA.

2011

Night Scented Stock, Curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY.

2010

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

2008

Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis School of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Modern Love, Podesta Collection at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Poetry & Works on Paper, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

New Acquisitions, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

Celebrating Women Artists, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY.

2006

Complicit, JoHanna Drucker, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Draw, Paper, Scissors, Jeanne Patterson, Los Angeles, CA.

2004

3 Solo Projects: Jane Mulfinger, Ross Rudel, Elizabeth Turk, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

2003

Matter and Matrix, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

Going Public, American Institute of Architecture, New York, NY.

Rat-Powered Film Festival, Santa Ana, California Video Festival, Santa Ana, CA.

2002

Japan Bank Building, Hiroshima, Japan, postcard collaboration with Koso Haranka and Kirara Kawauchi.

Johnson Atelier, Ironworks from John Michael Kohler Program, Sheboygan, WI.

2000

New York-Classicism-Now, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY.

1998

Objectivity – International Objects of Subjectivity, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA.

1997

From Here, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington D.C.

A Sculpture Show, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

1996

Louise Bourgeois: Elizabeth Turk, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington D.C.

A Sculpture Show, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Fresh Out, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.

Superbia, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Bechtler Art Museum, Charlotte, NC

American Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq

CATALOGUE ESSAYS

“Systems and Patterns”, 2006, Elizabeth Reede, Independent Curator, New York, NY.

“Fragile Realities,” 2001, Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

“Art, Science, and Democracy,” http://www.pantaneto.co.uk/issue19/smolin.htm 2001, Lee Smolin, Theoretical Physicist, Perimeter Institute for Gravitational Physics.

“Musings on Classicism,” Barbara J. Bloemink, Ph.D., Then-Director of Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY.

ARTICLES

“What Lies Beneath: Elizabeth Turk,” Tate Gunnerson, Luxe Magazine: Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2012.

“Finding Strips of Ribbon in Chunks of Stone,” Rachel Wolff, The Wall Street Journal, 22 June 2012.

“Elizabeth Turk: Hirschl and Adler” Max Weintraub, ARTnews, May 2012 Reviews: New York.

“‘Meticulosity’ aims to reconnect the conceptual, visual”, Leah Ollman, LA Times, 29 April 2012.

“Breaking Free,” Art and Auction, March 2012.

“The Line Defining Three-Dimensional Space, A Conversation with Elizabeth Turk,” Sculpture Magazine, Rebecca Dimling Cochran, January/February 2012.

“Marble Marvels”, Modern Magazine, Richard and Shelia Schwartz, Winter 2012.

“An Artist Gets a Backstage, Behind-the Scenes Ticket to Tour the Smithsonian”, Gambino Megan, Smithsonian.com, Oct. 10, 2011.

“Who is Elizabeth Turk? Interview with a MacArthur Genius”, Burnaway, Susannah Darrow, 4 October 2010.

“MacArthur Foundation Honors 23″, The New York Times, Felicia R. Lee, 28 September 2010.

Bloomberg, Patrick Cole, 28 September 2010.

“Atlanta a hide-out for new MacArthur Genius”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Pousner, 28 September 2010.

“Conversation with Elizabeth Turk”, Jeffery Brown, PBS NewsHour, September 2010.

“Recent Acquisitions”, Women in the Arts Bulletin of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Jordana Pomeroy, Kathryn A. Wat, Spring 2009.

“Sculptor Support”, Fortune Small Business, Maggie Overfelt, October 2006.

“Elizabeth Turk: The Collars”, Sculpture Magazine, Laura Richard Janku, September 2006.

“It Figures”, Robb Report, Richard Green, June 2006.

“On the Drawing Board- No Neckties”, Women’s Wear Daily, Rosemary Feitelberg, February 2006.

“Revealing the Heart of Stone”, Los Angeles Times, Leah Ollman, July 2004.

“When City Hall Smiles on Public Art”, The New York Times, David Dunlap, April 2001.

“All Natural”, Los Angeles Times, Joseph Woodward, March 2001.

“New York Classicism Now”, The New York Times, Ken Johnson, September 20oo.

“Marble on the Wing, Elizabeth Turk Carves a Paradox into Hunks of Stone”, The Washington Post, Ferdinand Protzman, November 1998.

“Thingness & Objectness”, Sculpture Magazine, JoHanna Druker, April 1997.

“From Here”, The Washington Post,  Ferdinand Protzman, January 1997.

“An Amazing Website”, The Washington Post, Ferdinand Protzman, July 1996.

“Nuances in Cool and Spare Sculpture”, The Baltimore Chronicle, Louise Sheldon, February 1995.