VITA

John Turner

Studio Artist

Professor Emeritus

University of North Alabama, Department of Art

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

Memphis State University                                               MFA Studio Art, 1987

Memphis, Tennessee 

Memphis State University                                               BS, Zoology (major)

Memphis, Tennessee                                                        English Literature (minor)

Other relevant Credentials and Professional Development

University of New Orleans                                             Graduate Student painting and printmaking

New Orleans, Louisiana                                                  1977

Memphis State University                                               Undergraduate courses in Graphic Design

Memphis, Tennessee                                                        1973-1975

Louisiana State University-New Orleans                        Undergraduate courses in Printmaking

New Orleans, Louisiana                                                   1972

Higher Education Teaching and Administrative Experience:

University of North Alabama                                           Assistant, Associate, and Professor, Studio Art

Florence, Alabama                                                            1988-retirement June 2017

Appalachian State University                                           Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Boone, North Carolina                                                      1987-1988

Memphis State University                                                Teaching Assistant, Typography

Memphis, Tennessee                                                         1985-1987

University of North Alabama                                            Director of University Art Gallery

Florence, Alabama                                                             1988-1999

Other Relevant Professional Experience:

Woodland Press, LLC                                                       Creative Director and Co-owner

Florence, Alabama                                                            1995-2001

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator                      1973-1987

New Orleans, Louisiana

Memphis, Tennessee

Studio and Street Artist                                                     Painting, Printmaking, and Pastel Drawing

New Orleans, Louisiana                                                    1970-1985

Torremolinas, Spain

Amsterdam and Utrecht, Holland

Memphis Public Schools                                                  Teacher, 9th Grade Science

Memphis, Tennessee

Stuart Preparatory School                                                 Teacher, 7th-12th Grade Science and Speech

Metarie, Louisiana                                                             1970

Artistic Exhibitions:

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2014

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2011

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2009

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2007

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2005

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 2001

“Heavy Petting Exhibition”, Lenoir County Art Center, Hickory North Carolina, 2000

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 1999

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 1997

Solo Exhibition, Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1996

Group Exhibition, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama, 1994

Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of North Alabama, 1993

Shoals Advertising Federation (Addie winner), Sheffield, Alabama, 1992

LaGrange National Exhibition, LaGrange, Georgia, 1991

Tri-State Sculptors’ Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1991

“Art Show at the Dog Show” Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas, 1990

“Crystal Quill” Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama, 1989

Faculty Exhibition, Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1988

Witherspoon Exhibition, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1987

Memphis Art Directors’ Club Exhibition, Memphis, Tennessee, 1975

Memphis Art Directors’ Club Exhibition (Special Award winner), Memphis, Tennessee, 1974

New York Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition, New York, New York, 1974

Commissions:

Institutional and private commissions for illustrations, portraits, and paintings including:

Private portrait commissions, 1970-present

Commissioned portrait of George Lindsey for George Lindsey Film Festival. Florence, Alabama, 2008

Commissioned portrait of Ernest Borgnine for George Lindsey Film Festival, Florence, Alabama, 2006

Commissioned illustration for Buckeye Cellulose Corporation Division of Proctor and Gambel

Corporate Christmas Card, 1985

Commissioned design and illustration for International Chef Induction Dinner menu, Sonesta Corporation,

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983