Vadis Turner

Vadis Turner’s work transforms gendered materials into abstract paintings and sculptures. Connecting generations of women, her work re-contextualizes domestic textiles and other gendered materials.

Above:

Copper Window, 2021
Mineral wool, resin, copper and acrylic
27 x 24 x 5 in.

Vadis Turner’s first solo museum exhibition was presented at the Frist Art Museum in 2017. Her current show is on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Her next solo museum project will be at the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Art in 2023. Turner was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, 21C Museum, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee State Museum and the Hunter Museum of American Art. Turner’s work has been presented at numerous museums and institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, ICA Portland, Andy Warhol Museum, The Bunker Artspace, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Islip art Museum, Knoxville Museum and Cheekwood Museum. Residencies include Yaddo, Museum of Arts & Design, Materials for the Arts, Hambidge Center and a Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. Selected press includes Artforum, New York Times, Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Art Papers, Burnaway, Wallpaper*, Elle Magazine, Vanityfair.com, Observer, Artnet, and White Hot Magazine.

Her projects have also been funded by the Barbara Demming Memorial Fund and The Current Art Fund, a TriStar Arts regranting program through the Andy Warhol Foundation. Turner received a BFA and MFA from Boston University. She is currently the Hamblet Artist in Residence at Vanderbilt University and is represented by Geary in Millerton, NY.

Exhibitions

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Cups and Grids, Vadis Turner

September 17, 2020 - October 31, 2020

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Past Perfection, Vadis Turner

September 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013

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Bells & Burn Piles, Vadis Turner

September 8, 2016 - October 8, 2016

News

Link to Vadis Turner Delves into Stories of Mythological, Historical and Literary Female Outcasts news page

Press

Vadis Turner Delves into Stories of Mythological, Historical and Literary Female Outcasts

Widewalls | August 8, 2023

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Link to Distillations: Vadis Turner at the Huntsville Museum of Art news page

Press

Distillations: Vadis Turner at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Burnaway | January 18, 2023

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Link to Meddling in the Middle: Breakfast with Vadis Turner news page

Interview

Meddling in the Middle: Breakfast with Vadis Turner

White Hot Magazine | August 2022

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Link to Vadis Turner – Encounters news page

Press

Vadis Turner – Encounters

Art Papers | November 2022

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Press

Vadis Turner transforms everyday materials into textural art

Soho House | August 19th, 2022

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