Lynne Woods Turner

Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts 2016

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Lynne Woods Turner Photo: Harold Hutchinson

Media: Painting, Drawing.

Currently: Practicing artist, living and working in Portland, Ore.

Background: Turner's practice includes pencil drawing and oil painting, which results in works that are small and subtle, combining the geometric and the organic with precision and gesture. Turner has exhibited in solo and group shows since the early 1980s in Oregon, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, and New York and abroad in Ireland, Germany, and England. A number of institutions as well as individuals collect her work, among them the Addison Gallery of American Art, Bank of America, Arkansas Art Center, Columbus Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Modern Master Tapestries, Museum of Modern Art, San Diego Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, University of Iowa Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery in the U.S., as well as the Alliance Bernstein in Tokyo, Japan. Publications following her practice include the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Oregon Arts Watch. Lynne earned both an MFA and an MA from the University of Iowa and a BFA from Stephens College.

Artist Quote: "I believe the essential properties of composition (line, form, value, etc.) have intrinsic meaning and lend themselves to the examination of human concerns."

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