James Turrell



About James Turrell

NameJames Turrell (Jim Turrell)
Birth LocationLos Angeles, CA (US)
MovementLand Art, Environmental Art/Eco Art
MediaInstallation Art, Light Sculpture, Sound Installation

James Turrell's Biography

James Turrell is an American artist best known for his work in Light and Space art. Born in Los Angeles in 1943, he attended Pomona College, where he studied psychology and mathematics and began to work with light, ultimately earning a Master of Fine Arts in 1966. Turrell’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in both the United States and abroad, including the Whitney Biennial, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Tate Modern in London. In addition to his art, Turrell is an avid pilot, and his fascination for the sky and celestial objects has influenced his art, as evidenced by his installation of a room-sized skyspace at the Roden Crater in northern Arizona.
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