Bill Turner

Bill Turner was born in 1950 in Atlanta. In 1974 he graduted from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. However, a photography class in the last year of school sparked a visual sense that continued through the years. After a brief stint as associate editor/photographer at Georgia Life magazine, he began entering art shows, as a photographer, and received an award at his first exhibit at Piedmont Park in 1977. He quickly began his career as an artist, exploring many types of photography and photographic imagery. In 1982 he was featured in the book, "Time Life Photography Year 1982" and had a sellout show at the Charles Cowles gallery in New York City. After that, he began using paint more and more on his photos, and by 1990 started painting almost exclusively.

His work is included in the collections of Coca Cola USA, Chase Manhattan Bank, Columbus Museum, Mobile Museum, and personal collections all over the country.

One of his favorite quotes about art is from Joseph Campbell: "The artist's function is the mythologizing of the evironment and the world."

Group Shows
2010 "Southern Landscape" Gallery at Serenbe Serenbe, GA
2004 LaGrange National Biennial LaGrange, GA
2004 Art Auction Museum Montgomery, AL
1999 Triennial Southeastern Juried Exhibition Museum of Art Mobile, AL
1998 LaGrange National Biennial LaGrange, GA
1996 "Landscapes" Heike Pickett Gallery Lexington, KY
1996 Art Auction Museum Montgomery, AL
1995 "Inside/Outside" Cumberland Gallery Nashville, TN
1995 Blue Spiral 1 Asheville, NC
1994 Wyndy Morehead Gallery New Orleans, LA
1993 Southside Gallery Oxford, MS
1993 Juried Art Exhibit Arts Festival Memphis, TN
1992 Gallery 300 Jubilee Cultural Alliance Marietta, GA
1989 - 1990 Decatur Arts Visual Arts Show Decatur, GA
1988 Aina Parmelee Gallery Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1986 The All New Mattress Factory Show Atlanta, GA
1986 The Atlanta Photo Salon Nexus Gallery Atlanta, GA
1985 Contemporary Southern Landscapes Tampa, FL
1985 "Atlanta in France" Paris, France
1984 "Portrait of the South" Rome, Italy
1984 Ten Southern Photographers Friedus Gallery New York, NY
1983 SECCA Winston Salem, NC
1982 Gilbert Gallery Chicago, IL
1982 "Artists in Georgia" LaGrange College LaGrange, GA
1981 American Visions NYU, NY
1980 Southeastern Photography Exhibition Greenville Museum Greenville, SC
1978 Fine Art Museum of the South Mobile, AL

Solo Shows
1998 Vermilion Gallery Atlanta, GA
1997 Southside Gallery Oxford, MS
1993 Bennet Galleries Nashville, TN
1992 Marietta Cobb Museum Marietta, GA
1985 Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
1982 Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1980 Fourth Street Photo Gallery New York, N