Artist

James Turrell

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.

Exhibitions
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James Turrell solo show
The Guggenheim Museum presents James Turrell, the eminent American artist’s first solo exhibition...
21 Jun 2013 - 25 Aug 2013
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Light Show
Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures...
19 Sep 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
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Illuminations
lluminations, curated by Adriana Herrera, is the first of a cycle of exhibitions dedicated to provoking...
21 Nov 2015 - 30 Jun 2016
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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
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Colors
This collaborative exhibition between GAM and Castello di Rivoli examines the use of color in art with...
14 Mar 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
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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
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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
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James Turrell: Yukaloo
Marking the artist’s first installation at an institution in Hong Kong, James Turrell’s Yukaloo...
12 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Art Spaces
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Galleries in Los Angeles
Pace Gallery Beijing
Galleries in Beijing
OMR
Galleries in Mexico City
Almine Rech
Galleries in Paris
Almine Rech Gallery London
Galleries in London