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Aaron Turner | Visiting Artist Lecture

Tuesday, March 29th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. He uses the 4×5 view camera to create still-life studies on identity, history, blackness as material, and abstraction. Turner received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He was a 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence at Syracuse University, the 2019 EnFoco Photography Fellow, a 2020 Visual Studies Workshop Project Space A-I-R, a 2020 Artist 360 Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant recipient, the 2021 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship recipient, and a recipient of the 2021 Creators Lab Photo Fund from Google’s Creator Labs & the Aperture Foundation. 


Aaron R. Turner, “Meanings of the past,” 2020 (from the series Black Alchemy: If this one thing is true)

Aaron R. Turner, “Meanings of the past,” 2020 (from the series Black Alchemy: If this one thing is true)



Illinois State University Wonsook Kim School of Art is honored to annually host the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This event series is free and open to the public, and provides our students and community members opportunities to learn from talented artists from all around the globe. The Spring 2022 iteration of the Visiting Artist Series will occur entirely on Zoom. However, no recordings of any lectures will be made available. Contact Art@ilstu.edu for more information. 

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Wonsook Kim School of Art
(309) 438-5621