James Turrell attended Pomona College, where his studies concentrated on psychology and mathematics. Since 1966, he has created art works made primarily out of light. In 1973 he received a Master’s degree in Art from Claremont Graduate School. His work is represented in international public collections including the Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima Island, Japan; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The James Turrell Museum opened in Colomé, Argentina in 2009. His solo exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1976); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1980); Israel Museum (1982); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1984); MAK, Vienna (1998–99); Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2002–03); and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2009–10). Turrell’s work involves explorations in light and space that speak to viewers without words, impacting the eye, body, and mind with the force of a spiritual awakening.
James Turrell solo show
The Guggenheim Museum presents James Turrell, the eminent American artist’s first solo exhibition...
21 Jun 2013 - 25 Aug 2013
Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures...
19 Sep 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
lluminations, curated by Adriana Herrera, is the first of a cycle of exhibitions dedicated to provoking...
21 Nov 2015 - 30 Jun 2016
The QUEEN Falls
“The Queen Falls” in Hamlet’s last scene. Like in a chess game, this move anticipates a...
07 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
This collaborative exhibition between GAM and Castello di Rivoli examines the use of color in art with...
14 Mar 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
James Turrell: Ganzfeld “Aural”
In a temporary structure in the garden of the Jüdisches Museum Berlin, the artist James Turrell presents...
12 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2019
Ways of Seeing
The collective exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, founders of the multi-disciplinary...
03 Sep 2018 - 05 Jan 2019