Kimisha Turner

  

ARTISTIC INTENTION:

To create interdisciplinary work, playing with abstraction, surrealism, and symbolism. Interpret and express life visually in a way that is both relatable, empowering, and provocative. Make work that aims to challenge and spark new ideas by utilizing varied mediums and techniques, encouraging others to take a deeper look at the inspiration or concept. To make work that looks beautiful on the surface, but underneath are deeper and possibly uncomfortable layers or discoveries that hope to open new perspectives.

EXPERIENCE:

| COMMISSIONED WORK, SHOWS/ PERFORMANCE:

2020, “Headspace” Mural - Amazon Care Project, Seattle

2020, “Black Lives Matter Seattle - “B” Capitol Hill Mural, City of Seattle/ Seattle Office of Arts and Culture  

2020, “I AM: Reflections on the Water” Performance - Friends of Waterfront Pier 62 Seattle, Wa

2020, “It Ain't Just A River In Egypt” Mural - Seattle Art Museum

2020, Seattle Public Library Summer Program Illustrations - Seattle, Wa

2018, Real Change Vol.25 #24 Cover- Portrait of Ijeoma Oluo Seattle, Wa

2018, 18th & Union Theatre Poster Design- “When a Tree Falls”- Seattle, Wa

2018, “Reverie” Collaboration - Original Art Book- Trial and Error Productions Seattle, Wa

2017, "Art in Motion", Seattle Auto Show/Pacific Place (WSADA) - Seattle, Wa USA

2016, "Art Car for Kid’s Cause", Seattle Auto Show/Chateau St. Michelle (WSADA) - Seattle, Wa

2015, "Seattle’s Fortune’s Bones Project" The Paramount Theater - Seattle, Wa USA

 

| SOLO SHOWS:

2020, “I AM: The Procession II”- Wa Na Wari, Seattle, Wa

2016, “I AM: The Procession”, Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, Wa

2014, "Abstract Works", Americana Cafe, Seattle, Wa

2011, “The Manifesto”, Faire Gallery and Café, Seattle, Wa

2009, “The Process of Progress”, Faire Gallery Café, Seattle, Wa

2007, “The Design”, Faire Gallery and Café, Seattle, Wa  

2006, “Kaleidoscope”, Faire Gallery and Café, Seattle, Wa

 

| GROUP SHOWS/PERFORMANCE:

2020, “Freemale Group Show” - Julien Pena Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2020, “Feed the People Plaza” Mural - Tarik Abdullah, Seattle, Wa

2020, “In Lieu Exhibit Space” Virtual Show -Ellen Ziegler, Seattle, Wa

2020, “This is WAK” Virtual Performance -Wa Na Wari- Seattle, Wa

2019, "Race and Personal Narrative", Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wa

2018, "Black Imagination: Ritual Objects", Virago Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2018, "Charcoal", The 101 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018, "Kitchen Sessions w/ Imani Sims and the CD Forum" Performance, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2017, “Many Lands”, Bridge Productions, Seattle, WA

2016, "Art in Nature Festival", Nature Consortium, Seattle, Wa

2015, “Through The Eyes of Art/ The Value of Black Life”, MOPOP (Formally EMP), Seattle, Wa

2015, "Seattle’s Art of the City Art Festival", TK Lofts, Seattle, Wa

2015, “Wine in the Woods”, Nature Consortium, Seattle, Wa

2015, “The Panacea Project", Cafe Solstice, Seattle, Wa

2013, "One Spirit, Many Lives" 24 Hour Mural, Lucid, Seattle, Wa

2011, "Remember The Time", Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2009, “20/20 Vision”, Karuna Arts Center, Burien, Wa

2005, "Debt", Faire Gallery and Café, Seattle, Wa

2004, "BFA Show", Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Wa

2003, "The Florence University of the Arts Summer Exhibition", Florence, Italy

| AWARDS:

2020 Cornish Neddy Award Finalist 

| TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2020, Pratt Fine Arts- 4 Week Virtual Summer Youth Program

2020, Path with Art- 2 Week Virtual Meditative Art Workshop 

2020, Artists of Color Expo & Symposium- Empowerment Paint Workshop- Seattle Center  Seattle, Wa

2019, Path with Art- 4 Week Empowerment Art Workshop- Bellevue, Wa

2019, Northwest African American Museum Empowerment Paint Workshop Seattle, Wa

 

| EDUCATION:

Cornish College of the Arts    Seattle, Wa 

2001-2004  

BFA- Photography, Print (Cum Laude)

 

The Florence University of The Arts    Florence, Italy 

May-June 2003

Summer Program (Credits Earned)