Nancy Kay Turner
M.A. Painting and Drawing, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing (retired) Glendale Community College, Glendale
Contributor to Artscene, artandcakela.com, riotmaterial.com, Cultural Weekly
Nancy Kay Turner’s two and three -dimensional mixed –media works incorporate text and image while exploring the intersection of memory and identity. The work– which mediates between past, present and future, examines the mysterious way objects retain remembrance, how fragments can suggest an entire story, and how we have a fickle relationship to our own history.
She grew up in an apartment in the Bronx. Deprived of an attic and family objects of historical or emotional importance, she has had to look through others actual and metaphorical “attics.”
Her mixed-media work has been written about in “Crossing Over: Feminism and the Art of Social Concern” by Arlene Raven, and “The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970’s, History and Impact” edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard. Turner’s work is in many private, public and corporate collections, including Warner Brothers Studios, ABC Studio and Chiat/Day Advertising Agency and has been seen in many movies, televisions shows and commercials.
Nancy Kay Turner is Los Angeles Art Critic for Riot Material magazine as well as a contributor to ARTSCENE (now merged with Fabrik magazine), and artandcakela. She fled New York City for the sun and fun of California and has never looked back.