About the work
Turner lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Previously, she attended New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture after having earned her BA from University of Vermont. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Memphis, and California.
My paintings are based on my observational drawings of plants and research in botany. Through painterly abstraction, I explore the complex botanical world by reinserting patterns, generating emotive color schemes and imagining what it feels like to be a plant. Recent discoveries in botany prove that plants “see” by detecting electromagnetic waves and respond to colors within the light spectrum. By combining scientific concepts with artistic poetics, my work cultivates a reverence for botanical life — ego-less, adaptive, responsive and resilient.