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About Nancy Kay Turner

Nancy Kay Turner is a visual artist, art critic, and founder of the art collective Hana Kark. Bronx born, she fled New York for the sun and fun of California and has never looked back.  A graduate of Queens College, the University of California at Berkeley, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, she studied painting with Elmer Bischoff, Peter Saul and R.B. KItaj.

Turner has written critical reviews for ARTWEEK, ARTSCENE, Visions Magazine, Coagula Curatorial, Riot Material, Art and Cake, and Cultural Weekly. Her mixed-media work has been in local, national, international and traveling exhibits. Turner’s art is in private, public and corporate collections, including Warner Brothers Studios, ABC Studio and Chiat/Day Advertising Agency: and are seen in movies and television shows among them –Mom, Barry, Jane The Virgin, Transparent, How To Get Away With Murder, Lucifer and Hanging Up. ARTPIC gallery represents Turner.

Turner’s work is in Collage Care: Transforming Emotions and Life Experiences With Collage, We Are Home: Community Quilt Project, Art Doesn’t Have To Match  Your Sofa, Volume #3, She Votes, Studio Visit, Volume 47,The Power of Feminist Art, Crossing The Borders: Feminism and the Art of Social Concern, Cultural Deconstructions: Critical Issues in Collage, Life Drawing: A Sketchbook and Textbook, A Community Of Angels. Her essays are in the “Perceive Me” Catalog and her review Southern Discomfort: The Photographs of Sally Mann is in the first print issue of Riot Material.  A transcription of her artist lecture at The Oceanside Museum of Art, on the artist Roland Reiss is archived at The Smithsonian Museum. Turner lives in Pasadena with her husband Hoyt Hilsman and maintains a studio in DTLA and in Pasadena.

NANCY KAY TURNER

Studio: 1308 Factory Place, L.A. 90013
nkayturner@gmail.com
nancyturnerstudio.com
@nancykayturner

EDUCATION

1966 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture – residency scholarship, Skowhegan, ME
1967 B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, NY
1969 M.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA

SOLO/2-3 PERSON EXHIBITION

2020 ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL Yavaipai College Prescott Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
2011 GETTING IT TOGETHER, Platt/Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
2008 PAPER TRAIL REDUX, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007 RUBBING HER THE WRONG WAY, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
2003 DARK DECADE, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 BURNT OFFERINGS, Wild Oats Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 OUT OF THE ASHES, Hannon Theater, Los Angeles, CA
1988 SMALL WORKS, The Grant Art Gallery, Grant High School, Van Nuys, CA
1987 POOL ANXIETY, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1979 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DREAM AND DIARY PIECES, Spectrum Gallery, San Diego, CA
1977 PRIVATE PARTS, Escondido Regional Arts Gallery, Escondido, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Memory of Tomorrow’s Sunshine, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA
A Practical Guide to Parlour Games & Magic, curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanovic
The Loft at Liz, Los Angeles, CA November 20, 2021-March 3, 2022

2021. The SCRIBES Artist Books, Roswell space,Los Angeles, CA

2021. BLACK AND WHITE:an online exhibition curated by Shan Nys Dabrot
SITE:Brooklyn Gallery July 27-September 15, 2021

2021 PERCEIVE ME, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Exhibition Color Catalog p.30-33, p.62-63

2021 PERCEIVE ME, Museum Of Art And History (MOAH: Cedar), Lancaster, CA

2020 PERCEIVE ME, Ronald H. Siilverman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chroma 2.0, Bunny Gunnar Gallery, Claremont, CA

2019 WATER, AIR, EARTH, FIRE, Dual Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
LEMIUEX Gallery, HANA KARK, New Orleans, LA
COLLAPSE GALLERY, HANA KARK, WASHINGTON, D.C.
COLLABORATORY, Glendale College, Glendale, CA

2018 LET ME EAT CAKE, POST gallery, Bendix Building, Los Angeles, CA
ROUTE, RUT, LANE: A Karkhana Colloboration, Shoebox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 BLACK AND WHITE, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
AP INVITATIONAL, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT

2013 AP INVITATIONAL, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT

2011 LIBRARY THOUGHTS, Raday Konyveshaz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 YOUR DOCUMENTS PLEASE, Traveling Exhibit, The Museum of Arts and Crafts-Itami, Itami-Shi, Japan; Zaim/Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan; 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary; Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany; Galeriaz, Bratislava, Slovakia; Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico – http://yourdocumentsplease.com/pages/catalog/turner.html curated by Daniel Georges/Rumiko Tsuda

2009 BEYOND TOYS INTERNATIONAL, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura,California
SHOW & TELL: THE ART OF LANGUAGE, with Lita Albuquerque, Alison Saar, Peter Shire, John Outterbirdge, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA; color catalogue
INSIGHT/INSIDE L.A. ART, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA; exh color cat.; curated by Jody Baral

2008 CONVENTIONS AND ATTITUDES, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA;
http://exchangerate2008.com. Curated by Karen Atkinson

2007 PILLOW TALK, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Maryl Lynn McCorkle
NANCY TURNER AND AARON WHITE, ArtPic Gallery, North Hollywood, CA AFTER THE F WORD: ART AFTER FEMINISM, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 SPIRITUAL SURFACE, Absolute Art Gallery, San Marino, CA. (2 person)
YOM HASHOAH, Bornstein Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA
MENTORS, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
GROUP EXHIBIT, Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

2002 DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC, El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, CA

1997 INTO THE LIGHT, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC, Garland Theater, Pasadena, CA

1992 GROUP SHOW, Downey Museum of Art, Downey CA GROUP SHOW, Brand Art Library, Glendale, CA
ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE FIRST JURIED SHOW, Los Angeles, CA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

1988 RETROACTIVE, Grant Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
WORKS ON PAPER, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
conTEXT, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A WOMAN’S VIEW, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

1987 AELA ‘87, Harbor Community College, Los Angeles, CA

1986 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA MENTORS, Brand Art Library, Glendale, CA

1985 SUMMER FACULTY EXHIBITION, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI AE/LA DIRECTION ‘85, Helen Lindquist Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1984 CALIFORNIA BOOKWORKS: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Otis/Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1983 AT HOME, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA

1981 FIRST ANNUAL INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Canoga Park, CA

1980 ON AND OFF BROADWAY, L.A.C.E. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ILLUSIONS AND DELUSIONS OF L.A., Traction Gallery, Los Angeles, CA ARTISTS BOOKS AND DRAWINGS, E.C. Windward Gallery, Los Angeles, CA WOMEN/WOMEN/WORKS, Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS

2021 KIPAIPAI WORKSHOP
2019 ARTIST RESIDENCY/HANA KARK ART COLLECTIVE, Glendale College, CA
1966 THE SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Skowhegan, Maine

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

ARTPIC Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

ART CRITICISM

Published over 175 art reviews in print and online publications, including riotmaterial.com, artandcakela.com, ARTSCENE, ARTWEEK, VISIONS MAGAZINE, COAGULA ART JOURNAL

PUBLICATIONS

Turner, Nancy Kay, “UNIVERSE OF: NANCY KAY TURNER,” Interview for THE Magazine, Los Angeles, December 2008
Brown, Betty Ann, “NANCY KAY TURNER: Maps of Memory and Grids of Time,” Coagula Art
Journal #86, June, 2007, p. 26
Tenden, Marnie, “A Community of Angels, Los Angeles,” 2001, p. 138
Broude, Norma and Garrard, Mary D., “The Power of Feminist Art,”
Henry N. Abrams 1994, p. 63-64
Jones, Amalia, “War on Words,” LA Weekly, July, 1987, p.57
Raven, Arlene, “Crossing the Borders: Feminism and the Art of Social Concern,” 1983, p.88
Raven, Arlene, “At Home” Catalogue, 1983, p.5
Crane, Trish, “The Artists’ Picture Book,” Valley News, August 1, 1980
Davis, Bruce, “Artists’ Books for Looking,” Artweek, August 2, 1990
Jennings, Jan, “Art Arena,” San Diego Union, April 10, 1980
Wasserman, Isabelle, “Currents,” San Diego Union, July 8, 1980

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2005 Juror, Faculty Grants Committee, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1990 Director, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

PANELS/ARTIST LECTURE

2019 Oceanside Museum of Art, on Roland Reiss, July 13, 2019
(Transcription) archived at The Smithsonian
2008 Columbia College of Chicago: Art + Design, “The Artist as Teacher,” Chicago
2007 Intentional Conversation for Artists (panelist), “Beautiful Dreams/Terrible Beauty: Creating Art From Our Lives in the 21st Century,” Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA
Columbia Scholastic Press Convention (presenter) New York, NY
2005 National Critics Conference (dance, theater, art, music, film), Los Angeles, CA
Intentional Conversation for Artists (organizer), Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles,
2005 Juror, Faculty Grants Committee, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1987 Panelist, “Incorporation of Text in Art,” Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica,
Chair, “Artist as Teacher,” California Association of Independent Schools,
1985 Panelist, “On Creativity in Art Education,” CAIS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
1990-95 The Arroyo Arts Collective, Pasadena, C
1988-95 The Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Los Angeles Chapter, CA
1988-89 The Gallery Committee, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
1987-88 Board of Directors, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
1985-88 California Association of Art Educators (CAEA) Los Angeles, CA
1984-87 Executive Board, Art Educators of Los Angeles (AELA), Los Angeles, CA
1990-91 AICA, The American section of The Association for International Art Critics

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