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                                                                           1988--retirement June 2017
Florence, Alabama                                                          

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                                                                      1970
Metarie, Louisiana                                                       


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








 

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