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Artist’s Biography for Turner G. Davis

Born:  August  25th, 1971    San Manuel, Arizona

Education: Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art,                  Baltimore, MD,  M.F.A. degree 1996

                        University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, B.F.A. degree 1993

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Adjunct Professor Arizona State University 2015- to present

Instructor of Drawing at Phoenix College 2015- to present

Professional Art Installation- Art Solutions 2015- to present

Riva Yares Gallery- Director 1997-2015

Public Speaking

Lectures and workshops including gallery talks on “Fantastic Worlds  museum exhibition  and “Lineage”,  slide lectures for Spirit of the Senses and other organizations, teaching at  grade school level and also classes with senior citizens, currently independently teaching Adult Drawing Fundamentals 1 and 2, with the endorsement of The Drawing Studio, Tucson,  Arizona.

Solo Exhibitions

"Secrets and Spectacles 3"-Apaloosa Library, Scottsdale, AZ Winter 2015-2016 (through Scottsdale Public Arts)

"Old and New" Merci Gallery, Tucson, AZ January through February 2016

"The City" Willow North Gallery Phoenix, AZ April 2015

"Stone Soup"Eye Lounge Artist Collective Phoenix, AZ April 2015

"Secrets and Spectacles 2" Eye Lounge Artist Collective Phoenix, AZ May 2014

"Secrets and Spectacles 1" Western Arizona College, Yuma AZ February 2014

 Turner G. Davis- Fantastic Worlds”, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ    Feb-March, 2008

Recent Developments”- Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ   March, 2004

Recent Paintings”- Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, AZ   July, 1997

Hoffberger School of Painting Graduate Thesis Exhibition- Maryland Institute College of Art- Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD   February, 1996

Hospital Drawings and Sculpture-Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ August, 1994

Recuerdos de Espana”- The Sixth Congress Gallery, Tucson, AZ   September, 1993

“Drawings, Paintings, and Prints”- 830 Gallery, Tucson, AZ   December, 1990


Group Exhibitions


“Lineage”- Father and Son Exhibition Prescott College Gallery of Art, Prescott, AZ   February-March  2011

“Turner G. Davis + James G. Davis, Recent Work” Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia   September 2009

Turner Davis + James G. Davis, Recent Work” Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia    October  2008

James G. Davis + Turner G. Davis- Continuing Narratives”, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale   February  2007

Small Works Invitational- Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ    June  2008

“Wild at Heart”, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson, AZ    September   2005

Turner G. Davis & Arnold Nelson, Adja Gallery, Liverpool, Canada    August 2005

Group Show Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada   December  2004

“Parallel Worlds” Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson AZ   October 2004

Gallery Artists (4 separate shows) Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ   2000-2003

Riva Yares 2000 35th Anniversary Exhibition”, Riva Yares Gallery, April and June, 2000, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM

Group Show-Peterson-Hall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ   July, 1999

Small Works Invitational- Davis-Dominguez Gallery   Tucson, AZ, April, 1999

“Old and New”- LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM   June 1998

Smithsonian Institute Travelling Exhibition (SITE), Juried Show, Emory Gallery, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC   May 1996

“Hoffberger Show II”, Maryland, Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD  October, 1995

Summer M.F.A. Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD   July, 1995

Resurgham Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition, Resurgham Gallery, Baltimore, MD, May 1995

“Language Barrier”, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD November, 1994


Movie Work


Jolene” released Fall 2007. Directed by Dan Ireland, cast including Dermot Mulroney, Chazz Palminteri, Jessica Chastain, Theresa Russel, Francis Fischer, Michael Vartan ….. .   Created all art, tattoo designs, including consultations.