Christine Turner

b. 1990, lives and works in Chicago, USA

Christine Turner received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 2020. Her work explores literal and metaphorical blindspots through the language of abstract painting. Coming from her own embodied experience of abstracted vision, her paintings incorporate visual phenomena, disruptions to sight, and motifs of visibility. She embraces perceptual and formal abstraction as a way to create a visceral and optically charged experience for the viewer. Painting with hi-visibility fluorescent, metallic, and interference paint she aims to create work that is simultaneously ‘high-alert’ in it’s immediate reception and quiet in the way that it requires persistent perception.

Christine Turner

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2016 – Behind, Before: Christine Turner & Katie Wigglesworth, Leiminspace, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 – Gravity & Grace: Christine Fuchs & Katie Wigglesworth, Studio 350, Long Beach, CA
  • 2012 – Come Alive, Earl and Virginia Green Gallery, La Mirada, CA

Education

  • 2020 – MFA, Painting & Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards & Residencies

  • 2020 – Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship in Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2019 – Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Travel Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2020 – The Pen Pal Art Show, Leiminspace, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2020 – Launch, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Galleries, Chicago, IL 
  • 2020 – The Future of Our Plans, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Virtual Exhibition, Chicago, IL 
  • 2020 – Long Hello, Curated by Carter Foster, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 
  • 2020 – Voices Embodied, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Lakeview Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2019 – Climate Change, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Maclean Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2019 – Wisdom of the Desert, Inland Empire Museum of Art, Upland, CA 
  • 2019 – Pane in the Ass, JAW Gallery, Chicago, IL 
  • 2019 – With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters, Curated by Jose Lerma, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL 
  • 2019 – GIFC, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Works by Christine Turner

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