* 1935, currently based: Winnipeg, Canada
Myron Turner's works created for the web have been collected and shown in a variety of Internet venues, including the Whitney Artport series, Javamuseum, and the Rhizome Artbase, and in 2006 he was nominated for a Viper award. He was also among the earliest artists to be supported in Web Development at the Banff Centre for the Arts and was the first artist to have an exhibition with a web-based component at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. He is a multi-media artist and had been practicing for 20 years when the first web browser Mosaic appeared; he became an early member of Rhizome while it was still an an email list. His work combines photography, woodblock printmaking and light boxes in multi-panel works where the woodblocks explore ways to reflect photography. Starting in the mid 90's most of his work in some form or other involved computers, and the wood blocks became attempts to represent digitization in black and white. These prints twice won awards at the Boston Printmakers North American Printmaking Biennial and were shown in at IPCNY and the Print Club in Philadelphia. His work involving computers also includes installations with web components.
I. EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
"Autobiography", a World Wide Web and Light-box Installation.
/Robert McLaughlin Gallery/ (Oshawa). June 10 - August 8, 1999.
"Autobiography", a World Wide Web and Light-box Installation.
/Winnipeg Art Gallery./ October 1996 - January 1997.
"Two Women and other Work", February, /Floating Gallery/, Winnipeg
"Woodcuts: 1978-1995", February, /Upstairs Gallery/, Winnipeg
/Saw Gallery/, Ottawa, September 1993. Two-person, curated
photo\photo-based exhibition. Included "Two Women" A computer-based
/Muttart Public Art Gallery,/ Calgary. Jan 7 to Feb 9.
/Winnipeg Art Gallery/, Manitoba Series. January 19 to March 3, 1991
/Hamilton Artists' Inc./, Hamilton, Ontario. August 18 to September
16. August 18:
/Ace Art/, Winnipeg. February 28 to March 18.
/University of Waterloo Arts Centre/, November 12 to December 20.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Xylon-Quebec. Galerie de la Fondation Derouin. Val-David, Quebec. 16
Jul - 5 Sep.
"Canadian Mosaic: Selections from the WAG's 20th Century Canadian
Art Collection", Winnipeg Art Gallery. August 21, 2004 - March 6, 2005
77th International Print Competition,Print Center, Philadelphia. May
17 - Jul 12 2003. Traveled to Long Beach Island Foundation in the
Arts and Sciences, Loveladies NJ, September 10 - October 22 2003
International Print Center New York. May 7-June 11 2003
"Bennial SCAM", a touring group exhibition organized by the Small
City Art Museums collective, March 3 2002-November 23 2003.
Traveling to: Estevan ArtGallery & Museum, The Little Gallery
(Prince Albert, SK), Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Art Gallery of
Swift Current, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Medicine Hat
Museum & Art Gallery.
"Looking for Dick", June 6 - July 20, 2002. Group exhibition of
printmaking with relationships to technology, at /Open Studio,/ Toronto
"The Magic of the Woodblock Print", The David Young Gallery,
Boston Printmakers 2001 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery
Boston University, February 18 through April 8. Daniel Smith Prize
for Stout Woman Walking Up an Incline (Muyrbirdge), 3"
"Edges and Interfaces", Two Year Travelling Exhibition of Prints,
circulated by the American Print Alliance, in 1996-1998, with venues
in Morgantown, W. Va., Montreal, Miami, Honolulu, Toronto,
Lafayette, Indiana, and Palo Alto, and others.
45TH North American Print Exhibition (Boston Printmakers), Nov. 3 to
Jan. 7, Druxbury Art Complex Museum, Druxbury, Mass. Juror's
Commendation Prize for "At The Beach, Pixelized (1932)"
"Partners in the Arts", collaborations, /Art Gallery of Windsor,/
September 17-January 14. Included "Two Women," a computer installation.
"Between Machine & Story", /Artcite Inc/, Windsor. July 8 -August 6.
Showing "Two Women", a computer and photo-based installation.
"Perception/Reception", /Gallery I.I.I/, School of Art, University
of Manitoba, March 3-28.
"Art and Science: Method and Metaphor". /Center for the Arts
Gallery/, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota. Feb. 1 -
X Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba\Mostra Americana, /Museu da
Gravura/,Curitiba, Brazil. Oct 27 to Dec 6. International
/Winnipeg Art Gallery/. July- September.
Fear of Others: Art Against Racism, /Plug-In,/ Winnipeg.
"Progressions", curated by Lisa Desilets, "organized in honor of the
new Manitoba Printmakers studio," 15 printmakers. /Centre Culturel
"YWG--From Winnipeg, A Group Exhibition." /Galerie Saw Video/,
Ottawa, Ontario. October 8 to October 28. [Five Winnipeg Artists]
/Winnipeg Art Gallery/, 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Contemporary
Art in Manitoba. Work included in Painting and Video sections.
(Group). August 20- October 11. Travelling: London Regional Art
Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre
(Guelph), Nickle Arts Museum (Calgary)
/Latitude 53/, Edmonton: "Drawing from the Abstract to the
Figurative." November 24-December 20th. July 28: Plus (+), videos by
six Manitoba figurative painters. /Plug-In/, Winnipeg. In
conjunction with /Video Poo/
WEB PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
"Autobiography" (http://www.room535.org/auto/) (1996)
"Sea-Changes" (http://www.room535.org/sea-changes) (1997-1998)
A Banff Centre for the Arts Media And Visual Arts Deep Web Project
"Animal Locomotion" (http://www.room535.org/muybr/) (1996-2000)
1. Exhibited at the 1999 Independent Film & Video Alliance AGM and
Conference (June 7-12 1999), Fredericton, New Brunswick
2. Included in Rhizome.org Artbase (http://rhizome.org)
"Extensions" (http://net18reaching.org/extensions/) (1999-2000)
Shown in "Visions Up and Down" (javamuseum.org
"Old News" (http://www.room535.org/meditations/) (2002)
Published in sendecki.com
Version 6.0 / September 2002
"Read-reading the News" (http://www.room535.org/news/reading.html) (2002)
1.Included in runme.org
2. Included in Machinista 2003/Artificial Intelligence and Art
"Timeline" (http://www.room535.org/Timeline/) (2004)
Included in RRF 2004---XP
1. Included in "data/reference/art", online exhibtion at
2.Included in runme.org
3.Included in rhizome.org
"BstatZero.org" (http://www.bstatzero.org/) (2005)
Exhibited through The Whitney Museum of American Art Artport February
Nominated for a Viper International Award (Viper Festival 2006)
"Cityscapes" (http://www.net18reaching.org/) (2008)
Featured on HZ
Coordinator,Manitoba Visual Arts Network (1995-present)
Invited Artist/Panelist Navigating Intelligence, Banff Centre for the
Arts September 10-12, 1999.
I-Highway, Netart from Canada 2002/2003 (javamuseum.org
II. AWARDS, COLLECTIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHY
Daniel Smith Prize, Boston Printmakers' 2001 North American Print
Biennial, for Stout Woman Walking Up an Incline (MuyrbrIdge), 3"
Special Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, for development of
World Wide Web Graphics software.
Juror's Commendation for woodcut print "At the Beach (Pixelized)",
45TH North American Boston Printmakers Print Exhibition
Manitoba Arts Council Artventures "A" grant for developing
inter-active pieces combining revolving, tri-vision images with
computer imaging technology.
Manitoba Arts Council Artventures "A" grant for experimentation in
Manitoba Arts Council Short-term Project Grants
CKRC-CKWG Arts Manitoba Juried Art Exhibition Purchase Prize
Cï¿½cile Petit, Perspective: drawing, pixels, and vectors
Shirley Madill, The Photo-Based Work of Art in the Age of Digital
Simulation, /Blackflash/, vol 15, number 2, pp. 12-19.
Elizabeth O'Grady, "The Rake's Progess of Pixels", /Mix/, Summer 1966,
Alison Gillmor, "Memory Tracks", /Border Crossings/, Spring 1995, pp.
Alexandria Culjat, /Perception Reception /, (Winnipeg: Gallery 1.1.1.,
University of Manitoba), pp. 6-7.
Marylea MacDonald, /Re-membrance of Things Past/, A Floating Gallery
Monograph, 1995. [Commentary on Exhibition "Two Women and Other Work"]
Franklyn Heisler, "Myron Turner: Reconstructing Images," /Muttart Art
Gallery,/Vol. 4, Issue 7, Jan/Feb 1992, p. 2.
Ron Frohwerk, /Myron Turner,/ The Manitoba Studio Series, Winnipeg Art
Gallery. 4 pp.
Alison Gillmor, "Media Twists: New Work by Myron Turner, Ace Art,
Winnipeg, February 28 to March 18, 1989," /Border Crossings,/ September,
1989, p. 31.
Paul Benedetti, "Newspaper a springboard for Turner's Starkly real
works," /Hamilton Spectator/, Saturday, August 26, 1989, p. C3.
Vivienne Sosnowski, "Visual Arts," The Edmonton Journal, December 6,1986.
Videon Cable T.V. Artist Series: III (12 minute tape)
Shirley Madill, /Contemporary Art in Manitoba/, Winnipeg Art Gallery
(1987), pp. 10-11.
Marilyn Baker, "Turner Extends Themes," Winnipeg Free Press, October 22,
Leonard Marcoe, "Turner Woodcuts Reveal an Inner Poetry," /Winnipeg Free
Press/,January 24, 1979.
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
University College, University of Manitoba
CKRC-CKWG Radio (Toronto)
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canada Council Art Bank
United Lithograph, Inc., Somerville, Massachussetts
Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas
III. ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
"The Indescribable Blueness of Being", /Border Crossings/ (Spring,
1993), pp. 47-49; review article of Andy Paton's 'Day After Day',
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Nov. 28, 1992 to Jan 3, 1993.
Paradigmatic Presents", /Border Crossings/(Winter 1994), pp. 5-57;
review article of "Swiss Paradigm: Contemporary Art from Switzerland,"
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Fall/Winter 1993.
"Mica Portraits", /Border Crossings /(Spring 1994), pp. 63-65; review
article of Micah Lexier, A Portrait of David and Related Work, Winnipeg
Art Gallery, Jan. 30 - Apr. 10.
"Beauty is the Beast", review article of "Kim Ouelette: Recent Works" at
Plug-In, September 14-October 15, 1994, and "Jake Moore: The Gift
Horse/I Trust You", at Ace Art, September 9-October 1, 1994. /Border
Crossings /(Winter 1995).
"Quotationalism", /Border Crossings, /Spring 1995, pp. 50-51. Review of
"Quotation: Re-Presenting History", Winnipeg Art Gallery ( group show of
David Buchan, Sorel Cohen, Evergon, Dany Leriche, Al McWilliams,
Yasumasa Morimura, Cindy Sherman)
"Archaelogies of Light", /Border Crossings/, Winter 1996, pp. 48-50.
Review of Floating Gallery's "Light Year: A Festival of Photographies".
"A Dress Unknown", /Border Crossings,/ Spring 1966, pp. 50-51. Review of
"A-Dress", at Winnipeg Art Gallery.
"The Holding Pattern of Surrealism", /Border Crossings/, Spring 1997.
Review of "L'Origine des Chose/The Origin of Things", at the Winnipeg
SERVICE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Acting President, Floating Gallery (Winipeg Photography Gallery)
Board Member, Vice President, Floating Gallery
Canada Council Jury for Interdisciplinary "B" Grants, Short-term
projects, and travel grants
Organizer and Coordinator of World Wide Web Internet Service for the
Visual Arts in Manitoba, Manitoba Visual Arts Network (ongoing)
Board Member, /Winnipeg Art Gallery/
Works of Art Purchasing Committee, /Winnipeg Art Gallery/
Board Member, Manitoba /Printmakers' Association/
Moderator, discussion group devoted to contemporary Manitoba
Artists. At /Plug-In,/ Winnipeg
CARFAC Manitoba: Vice Chair (1990); National Convention
delegate(1990), Board Member
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Galerie Saw Gallery