About

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.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

2012

 

Bachelor in High School Pedagogy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago Chile

2008 – 2011

 

Degree in Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

 

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

 

2019

 

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.

2013

 

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.

2019- 2020

Volunteering Art Classes, Sanchez Elementary School, through the Root Division Youth Ed Program, San Francisco, CA

2017- 2018

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.

2017

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.

2014- 2016

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.

2013

Workshops Complementa (Chilean Down Syndrome Foundation), Santiago, Chile

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

 

Angélica Turner, 555 City Center, Slate Gallery Off-Site Exhibition, Oakland, CA.

2019

 

Her Turbulence at Frank Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space, curated by Alicia McDaniel, Root Division, San  Francisco, CA.

 

2017

 

Después de la Lluvia, Teatro de Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile.

 

Naturaleza Progresiva, Centro Cívico de Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   

Unfurl, 80 Albion, San Francisco, CA.

2021   

VGO Anniversary Exhibition (Online)

ArtAuction21: Reconnecting in Resilience, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA.

Taste, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.

2020   

 

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.


2019  

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.


2018  

 

6x6 Be There Be Square, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.    

2017   

 

Artistas emergentes, MasDeco Market, Santiago, Chile

COMISSIONS

 

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.