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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Meet Vadis Turner, New Member of the KiptonART Curatorial Board
Vadis Turner has exhibited all over the US and aboard including the National Gallery in Prague and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Turner's work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Ego Schiele Art Centrum. Working with traditional craft materials and techniques, Vadis Turner has developed a visual language that traces the classification of heirlooms in a contemporary cultural context. She is currently developing a series of heirlooms that visualizes the values of her generation. This body of work will ultimately comprise her Dowry. Turner's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, ArtNet, The Tennessean, Readymade Magazine, White Hot Magazine as well as other publications. She received her BFA and MFA from Boston University. Vadis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute. Read about the KiptonART Curatorial Board