Austin Turley

lives and works in Portland, OR

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"Spontaneity, improvisation and techniques of the bricoleur are the result of keen observations, which can lead to finding relevancy in the unexpected. I believe my modes of making are parallel to those of the bricoleur, exploring the notion that science and mystical thought are equivalent approaches to understanding the world around us. I am interested in the transformative character of objects as they evolve, erode, and alter throughout time. As I continue to learn and experiment with the complexities of kiln formed glass, my focus and research revolves around the language of the medium itself, how it behaves, its characteristics, and its properties. I believe emphasizing these rhythms, patterns, and formations possess the capacity to act as a proxy for things beyond itself and its seemingly simple physical existence. This correspondence between the glass is a layered iterative process of unmaking and remaking, engaging strategies of repetition, interference, and disruption. My aim is to create presence within the overlooked and challenge how we view, experience, and navigate our conditions."


1977 born in the USA
2013 BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2016 Glean Residency, Portland, OR
2017 Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Cultural Council
Arquetopia Residency, Puebla, MX
2019 Working Artist Grant / Purchase Award, Working Artist Org
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission
Hinge Arts Residency, Fergus Falls, MN
Travel Grant, Springboard for the Arts
2020 Hangar Residency, Lisbon, PT
Pilotenkueche Residency, Leipzig, DE
2021 Yucca Valley Material Lab Residency, Yucca Valley, CA
2022 Gold Award, Glass Works, Bullseye Projects
Hafnarborg Residency, Hafnarfjörður, IS
2023 Rent Free Residency, Off the Cost (online)

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Selected Solo and Group Exhibition

unbunt // achromatic, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
ART MATTERS 7, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G, online)
DNA, Espace Solidar Museum, Cagnes-sur-Mer (G)
The Power of Infinity, Alfa Galley (G, online)
Art Basel Group Show, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL (G)
Glass Works, Bullseye Projects, Portland, OR (G)
Unlimited, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Portland, OR (G)
​Pilchuck 50: The Next 50, Fremont Studios, Seattle, WA (G)
FLOW, Alfa Galley (G, online)
ALC Video Art Festival, Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art, Alicante (G)
Untitled Miami, Alfa Gallery (G, online)
Fantasy Fountain, Co-Re, Haus der Statisik, Berlin (G)
Unparticular, Lazy Eye Ranch, Yucca Valley, CA (S)
Slake Thy Thirst, Forsberg Gallery, Lower Colombia College, Longview, WA (S)
Reflections: Pilchuck at 50, Pilchuck Gallery, Seattle, WA (G)
10X10X10, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA (G)
Videofenster, Ed Baima, Cologne (G)
Surfing, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL (G)
Experimental Film and Video 2021, CICA Museum, Gimpo, KR (G)
Booth 08 | Online Viewing Rooms, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL (G)
Yellowstone Art Auction 53, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT (G)
Twenty One, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX (S)
Minimalism, ShockBoxx, Hermosa Beach, CA (G)
Flat File 2020, Peep Space, Tarrytown, NY (G)
Delicious Procession, Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig (G)
Art From Afar: The Shape of Content, Off The Cost (G, online)
Hard Fluid Betrayal, Pilotenkueche (G, online)
Almost Tension, Alte Handelsschule, Leipzig (G)​
As Always As Usual, Blackfish Gallery Window Project, Portland, OR (S)
29th International Sculpture Conference Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (G)
Small and Smaller, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (G)
Project Room, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX (G)
Was It Worth It, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO (G)
14th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA​ (G)
Group Exhibition, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX (G)
Correspondence, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX (S)
Small Matters, 437CO-Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO (G)
Unlimited, PAGE Space, Portland, OR (G)
Everything We Do Is Music, Gallery 114, Portland, OR (G)
Punch Projects presents: Barnstorm, Bluestone Garage, Ellensburg, WA (G)
Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA (G)
Valdosta National, Dedo Maranville Gallery-Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA (G)
2017 40 Under 40, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX (G)
nternational Juried Show, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, VA (G)
Texas National, The Cole Art Center-Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX (G)
2016 Glean, Furthermore Space, Portland, OR (S)
Glass Works, Bullseye Resource Center, Portland, OR (G)
The Reconsidered Landscape, Perry and Carlson, Mount Vernon, WA (G)
State of the Unions, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO (G)
2015 ethos, pathos, logos, Gallery 114, Portland, OR (G)
Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR (G)
The National Chautauqua Exhibition: Strategizing, Giles Gallery-Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (G)
2014 The Living Mark, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR (G)
19th Annual Arts in Harmony International Show, The Sherburne County Government Center, St. Paul, MN (G)




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