Brooks Turner

About

jbrooksturner@gmail.com

Brooks Turner is an artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN


EDUCATION

2008 - 12 Amherst College | Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude | Art and the History of Art

2013 - 15 University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
Master of Fine Arts


EXHIBITIONS

Solo and Two-Person

2021 Forthcoming, Ridgewater College, Willmar and Hutchinson Campuses, MN

2020 Uncanny Familiarities of Scenes and People, Kiehl Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Legends and Myths of Ancient Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2018 The Bridge, with Tamara Anne Turner, Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

2017 Terrestrial Outlines, with Tamara Anne Turner, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA

2013 Black Hole in Process, performance, Ryan Education Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Group

2020 Untitled #16, juried by Natalie Bell, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2017 All the Small Things, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Only by Analogy, East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

MFA #2, New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2014 MFA 2015, New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Now Trending, juried, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

2013 &again&again, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

Collection, Gallery Seven Nine, Chicago, IL

On the Precipice, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Copy.right? juried, Gallery 33, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Night Lights, juried, Gallery Twenty-Two, Berwyn, IL

2012 Majestic National, 2012, juried, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH

Thesis Show, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2011 Black and White, juried, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY


RESIDENCIES

2020 Target Studio Collaboration Incubator

Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

Books

2017 A Guide to Charles Ray Sleeping Mime, published by Paperleaf press

2014 “Black Hole in Process: Cygnus X-1,” self published and distributed during MFA 2015

2013 “Black Hole in Process: Perseus,” self published and distributed by the Ryan Education Center at the Art Institute of Chicago

Articles

2020 Managing Editor for Temp/reviews, published and distributed by TEMP Minneapolis

Some thoughts on the Poetics of Home, review of When Home Won’t Let You Stay group exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 5/21/20

Matter, Mind, Death, and Time, review of Harriet Bart at the Weisman Art Museum, 2/16/20

Non-Verbal Incantations, review of Justin Quinn at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 2/16/20

2019 Writer for H+N Zine published and distributed by Hair and Nails Gallery Minneapolis:

Reversing Reversals: Scenes and Results, H+N Zine #22

Back to the Future Future, H+N Zine #21

Unknown Function: Questioning the Art Object through Liquidation and Estuary, H+N Zine #20

“Physicality, Theatricality, and Embodiment in Soft/Hard Surface/Sound,” H+N Zine #19

“Seeing and Reseeing: Jealousy at Hair and Nails,” H+N Zine #18

“The Body, Labor, and History in Catherine Sullivan’s The Startled Faction,” H+N Zine #17

“Permeable Bodies in ‘ardcore, a thing like you and me,” H+N Zine #17

“Molds, Supports, and Surfaces in Lost and Found,” H+N Zine #17

“In Brilliant Color: Some Thoughts on the Pedagogical Relationship Between Screen Time and Self Love,” H+N Zine #16

“Unreally Real: On Ryan Fontaine’s The Utmost Natural, H+N Zine #15

2016 “Notes on an Installation: Crater of a Home, Corner of a Mind,” New German Review, Volume 27 (cover image and short statement)

2015 “Selections from ‘Black Hole in Process: Cygnus X-1,’” Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, Issue 6


TEACHING

2020 Chair of Visual Art Department, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN

  • Graphic Arts and Zines, Fall
  • Ink and Watercolor, Fall
  • Intro to Art for Non-majors, Fall
  • Capstone projects, Fall

Adjunct Faculty, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

  • Foundations Drawing 1, Fall
  • Critical Frameworks, Fall
  • Combined Media, Fall
  • Foundations 2D Design, Spring
  • Foundations Computer Studio, Spring
  • Foundations Drawing 2, Spring

2019 Temporary Part-Time Faculty in Art, Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN

  • Introduction to Studio, Fall
  • Drawing 1, Fall
  • Watercolor, Fall
  • The Human Adventure, Fall

2018 Adjunct Faculty, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

  • 3D Design, Fall, two sections
  • Foundations Computer Studio, Spring

2015 Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

  • The Fundamentals of Sculpture (Instructor of college credit course for advanced high school students), Summer
  • Advanced Sculpture (Teaching Assistant with Professor Olga Koumoundouros), Spring

2014 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

  • Sculpture Seminar (Teaching Assistant with Professor Charles Ray—due to Ray’s schedule, he only attended approximately 4 class hours while I lead class and graded assignments), Fall
  • Advanced Sculpture (with Professor Jim Skuldt), Spring

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS

2020 Artist Talk, Weisman Art Museum, in conjunction with Legends and Myths of Ancient Minnesota

Artist Talk, St. Cloud State University, in conjunction with Uncanny Familiarities of Scenes and People

2017 “Visiting Artist Lecture: Brooks and Tamara Turner,” in conjunction with “Terrestrial Outlines,” College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA

2015 “Explorations in Cosmic Materialism,” in conjunction with the launch of Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


OTHER ACADEMIC

2020 - present Co-Founder of Temp/reviews, an online art criticism magazine, reviewing exhibitions on view in Minnesota. Currently Managing Editor and Writer.

2015 - 17 Research Assistant to Charles Ray | Los Angeles, CA

  • Article and lecture topics include, Sculptures with Holes, Subject Matter as a Formal Element, Superclay, The Concrete Cars of Wolf Vostell, and Fried’s Art and Objecthood, among others.
  • Essays and lectures presented at the Menil Collection, the Getty Center, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the University of Iowa

2014 - 15 Co-Organizer of the UCLA Visiting Artist and Lecture Series | Los Angeles, CA

2013 Research Assistant to Rebecca Keller | Chicago, IL | January - May


FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

2020 Project Support Grant, Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

Humanities Innovation Lab, Minnesota Humanities Center

Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2014-15 Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

Levinson Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

Booth Art Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Art Council Award, University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate Division Award, University of California, Los Angeles

2013-14 Resnick Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate Division Award, University of California, Los Angeles

2012-13 George A. Plimpton Fellowship, Amherst College

2012 4th Semiannual competition, Dave Bown Projects

Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, Amherst College

Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund, Amherst College

2011 Dean of Faculty Student Research Fellowship, Amherst College

Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund, Amherst College