Angélica Turner is an artist from Chile, currently based in San Francisco, California. Her work is an exercise of self-awareness that starts in the presence of Nature and develops through the act of painting.
Comparing the fragility of ecosystems to human mental health, always in risk, Angélica’s work interprets vegetation patterns attributing them to the ongoing and undulating experience of emotions.
Her work is a metaphor: the ephemeral character of Nature, its atmosphere and vitality, appear in the form of strong contrasts, layers and gestural brushstrokes symbolizing moods, questionings, and thoughts.
Bushes growth and movement are one of the main axes from where the process starts. It’s through the work in the studio that different problematics evolve and mature. And the inspirational references build her paintings the same way someone would work in therapy: expressing, denying, erasing, starting again, changing, slowing down, being literal and being abstract, and even crying or enjoying.
Bachelor in High School Pedagogy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago Chile
2008 – 2011
Degree in Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Attendance to the course “Pics or it didn’t happen” by Alex Arzt at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Attendance to the course “The Structured Accident” by Allison Miller at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Certificate of Attendance to the course “Introduction to the History of Art” at Central Saint Martin's College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK.
Certificate of Attendance to “Drawing London on Location” at Central Saint Martin's College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK.
TEACHING & RELATED WORK
2019 - 2020
Root Division Adult Education Oil Painting 101, San Francisco, CA. |
Root Division Adult Education Oil Painting Nature+Landscape,San Francisco, CA.
Volunteering Art Classes, Sanchez Elementary School, through the Root Division Youth Ed Program, San Francisco, CA
Colegio Huelén, Santiago, Chile
2018 Head Teacher 12th Grade
Senior High School Teacher: Art History, Contemporary Art, Drawing and Painting;
Art Teacher Elementary School and High School.
Arts and Crafts workshop for pre-school, After School Program.
Watercolor Classes, After School Program Villa María Academy, Santiago, Chile.
Biblioteca Escolar Futuro volunteering: Drawing Workshops at different places, including Santiago’s Penitentiary Center for Women and Youth Correctional Facility, Santiago, Chile.
Centro Educacional San Esteban Mártir, Santiago, Chile
Art Teacher Middle and High School, 70% students from underprivileged backgrounds.
2016 9th grade Head Teacher
Drawing and painting Workshops, After School Program.
Workshops Complementa (Chilean Down Syndrome Foundation), Santiago, Chile
Angélica Turner, 555 City Center, Slate Gallery Off-Site Exhibition, Oakland, CA.
Her Turbulence at Frank Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space, curated by Alicia McDaniel, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
Después de la Lluvia, Teatro de Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile.
Naturaleza Progresiva, Centro Cívico de Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.
Unfurl, 80 Albion, San Francisco, CA.
VGO Anniversary Exhibition (Online)
ArtAuction21: Reconnecting in Resilience, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA.
Taste, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
RD Makes, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
Future Tense, Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco, CA.
Root Division’s 19th Annual Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
Women Rising, Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco, CA.
Reflexions from Exile, curated by Jaenette Alanis, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
RD Makes, curated by Samantha Reynolds, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
Root Division’s 18th Annual Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
Scintilla Art Box Project, curated by Sarah E. Swist, Hastings College, Hastings, NE.
LA Artcore 5th Annual Juried Exhibit, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
SNAP!, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States. Awarded as one of the ten works with highest combined juror points.
6x6 Be There Be Square, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
Artistas emergentes, MasDeco Market, Santiago, Chile
2010- 2018 | Private Comissions
2016 | Feria Salón Inmobiliario. Realization of a mural invited by La Tercera and CCHC, Parque Titanium.
AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2019 - 2021 | Studio Artist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.
2012 | Merit Scholarship Vocación Profesor (Teacher Vocation) delivered by MINEDUC, Santiago, Chile
2008 | Fine Arts Degree graduated with two votes of distinction.