James Turrell

Los Angeles, California, USA
1943

James Turrell was born in Los Angeles in 1943, and lives and works in Arizona. He has had solo exhibitions at the Gugenheim Museum, New York (2013); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013); and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2013); the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2002); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1984); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1980); and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1976), among others.

Permanent commissions include the Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima Island, Japan; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Turrell Museum, Colomé, Argentina; and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, York, United Kingdom.

Turrell has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (1968) and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1984), and was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government (1991).

He had a solo exhibition at Magasin III in 1994-95.