V. ELIZABETH TURK
116 Pearl Street, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316
veturk@mac.com

EDUCATION
1980 Master of Visual Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
1969 Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

EMPLOYMENT
2006 – present Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Professor of Photography
1987 - 2006 The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Professor and Head, Photography Department


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2008 Alternative Photographic Processes: A Traveling Exhibition 2008, Juror: Christopher James, The Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX
2007 Photography Re-Imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2006 Artists Photographing Artists: The APG Project, The Museum of Contemporary Art Of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
2005 As They See It: Georgia Photographers, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  Heartfelt, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
  The Last Taboo, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  Artist/Educator: Making a Mark, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
2003 Wood, McClellanville Arts Council, McClellanville, SC
2001 Sun Works: Contemporary Alternative Photography, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
2000 Here Kitty, Kitty, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  A Journal of Influences: Friends and Mentors, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
1999 What Will You Miss?, Invitational, Georgia State University, The School of Art and Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA
  Columbus Museum Regional Juried Exhibition, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
1998 First Light: The Nexus Photographers 1973-1978, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA
  Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from Atlanta Collections, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, GA
1997 Beyond the Lens: Photographic Evolutions, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Women in Photography: The Polaroid Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Portraiture as Art: Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists, ARTWALK, Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA
  Joy of the Journey: Ten Georgia Women Artists, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  Look Back-Get Down-A Celebration of Atlanta and Athens Music 1977-1997, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  Tangle of Complexes: Photographing in Mexico, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, CU Art Galleries, Boulder, CO; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1996 Tangle of Complexes: Photographing in Mexico, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL
  Gone with the Wind: The Fabrication and Denial of Southern Identity, The City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, GA
  Altered Perceptions: The Mexico Project, Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, AL
  Atlanta Celebrates the Olympics, Invitational, Arts Festival of Atlanta, The Bath House, Atlanta, GA
1995

Intimate Encounters: Photographs from the Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection, Middleton McMillan Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  Timeless Style: Ageless Photographs of Fashion, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
  Mirror, Mirror..., South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
1994 Bi-Locacion, Galeria Bellas Artes, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, MEXICO
1993 Familiar Strangers, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
  Solo Exhibition, Boundedness, Sacredness and, Centrality: A View from the Garden,Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  Printed Light: Two Decades of Collecting Photography, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  1992 Lagrange National XVII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Lagrange, GA
  Emerging Southern Photographers, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
  Contemporary Women Photographers, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991 Vital Signs, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1990 11th Yuma Symposium Exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
 

Subjective Vision, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2003 ING Bench Project, Atlanta, GA

1999 Faculty Development Grant, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

1998 Faculty Development Grant, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

1997 Fulton County Arts Council Residency Fellowship at The Hambidge Center, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Honoree, Georgia Commission on Women, Atlanta, GA

Individual Artist Grant, Georgia Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

1996 Faculty Development Grant, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA,

1993 Individual Artist Grant, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA

Artist Project Grant, City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

1986 Faculty Enrichment Grant, Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art, Atlanta, GA

1985 Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cable Communications Grant, Atlanta, GA

1974 Minor White Workshop, Scholarship Study, Lakeville CT

PUBLICATIONS

2008 James, Christopher. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, second edition,
Delmar Thomson, illus. p. 219, 226, 230

2005 Baldwin, William P. and V. Elizabeth Turk. Mantelpieces of the Old South: Lost
Architecture and Southern Culture, The History Press, Charleston, SC

2003 Shuler, Martha and Jay. The Nature of Beauty, Editors: William P. Baldwin, Patty B.
Fulcher and V. Elizabeth Turk, The Village Museum, McClellanville, SC

Baldwin, William P. Charleston: My Picture Guide to a Holy City, Editors: Aaron

Baldwin, Patty Fulcher, Elizabeth Turk and Gary Bronson, The Village Museum, McClellanville, SC

2001 James, Christopher. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Delmar
Thomson, illus. p. 149

Atlanta College of Art, Cross Sections: Work by Atlanta College of Art Faculty and
Students, exhibition catalogue, Atlanta, GA, illus. p. 50-53

2000 Bramlette, Teresa. Here Kitty, Kitty, exhibition catalogue, Nexus Contemporary Art
Center, Atlanta, GA, illus. p. 20

1998 Arnold, Genevieve. Connections/Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art
from Atlanta Collections, exhibition catalogue, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, GA

1994 Crane, Susan. Tangle of Complexes: Photographing in Mexico, Space One Eleven,
exhibition catalog, Birmingham, AL, illus. p. 20

1993 Purcell, Dennis W. View Camera, Vol. VI, No. I, "The Polaroid Collection: Twenty
Thousand Experiments", illus. p. 12

Avgikos, Jan. Boundedness, Sacredness, and Centrality: A View from the Garden,
exhibition catalogue, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Hagen, Charles. Familiar Strangers, exhibition catalogue, The Print Club,
Philadelphia, PA, illus. p. 5

1992 Riss, Murray. Emerging Southern Photographers, exhibition catalogue, Memphis
College of Art, Memphis, TN, illus. p. 8

1991 Shaw, Louise E. Vital Signs, exhibition catalogue, Nexus Contemporary Art Center,
Atlanta, GA

1985 Morrin, Peter. Atlanta in France, exhibition catalogue, Paris, FRANCE, illus. p. 48-49

1984 Guerrieri, Gerardo. U.S.A. Volti Del Sud, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Venezia,
Rome, ITALY, illus. p. 42

1983 Coleman, A. D. Subjective Vision, exhibition catalogue, The High Museum of Art,
Atlanta, GA, illus. p. 21

1977 Editors: Yvonne Kalmus, Rikki Ripp, Cheryl Wisenfeld. Women See Men, McGraw
Hill Book Company illus. p. 23

Bibliography

1999 Forrest, Jason A. “Pictures of a Legacy”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, January 1, 1999, illustration, p. Q8

1998 Feaster, Felicia. “Picture This”, Creative Loafing, December 22, 1998, p. 12

1997 Cullum, Jerry. “Portraiture as Art: Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern
Artists”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, June 6, 1997, p. 15

Fox, Catherine. “Music Seen: Georgia Rockers”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, September 19, 1997, p. 17

Grissom, Harriette. “Tangle of Complexes: Photographing in Mexico” Art Papers,
March/April 1997, p. 45

Cullum, Jerry. “Tangle of Complexes: Photographing in Mexico” The Atlanta
Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, February 21, 1997, p. 18

1996 Nelson, James R. “Photographs Record A Journey Both Physical and Spiritual” The
Birmingham News, September 15, 1996, p. 8F

1993 Sozanski, Edward J. “Familiar Strangers”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 11,
1993, p. 23

Mediana, Angel and Vancura, Milan. “Boundedness, Sacredness and Centrality: A View from the Garden”, Art Papers, September/October 1993, p. 46

Smith, D. K. “Interview with Elizabeth Turk”, Atlanta Photography Group News, Summer 1993, p. 1

Mathis, Gretchen. “Portraiture at its very best”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, May 14, 1993, illus. p. C8

1991 Stevens, Alec. Executive Producer, “Week in Review”, CNN, October 1991,
interview/profile

Walker, Christian. “Capturing Intimate Details”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, August 18, 1991, illus., p. N2

Sanders, Luanne. “Vis-à-Vis: Selections from the Georgia Artists Registry”, Creative
Loafing, July 20, 1991, p. 31

1989 Smith, Virginia Warren. “Photography Review: An Exhibition of Photographs” The
Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, October 29, 1989, p. N5

Walker, Christian. “Photography Review - Subjective Vision: A View of
Photography With an Edge”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, May 7, 1989, p. N10

McGreevy, Brian. “Artist Opens World of Imagery to Students” The Atlanta
Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, Clayton Extra, April 13, 1989, p. 16

Smith, Virginia Warren. “Sacred Art”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution,
March 16, 1989, p. 4D

1988 McKenzie, Barbara. “Through Nature's Lens”, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, January 11, 1988 p. 10J

Harper, Glenn. “An Exhibit of 11 Photographer” The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta
Constitution, May 13, 1988, p. 5B

Smith, Virginia Warren. “First Annual Unjuried Push-Pin Show”, The Atlanta
Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, May 8, 1988, p. 3B

1986 Nies, Barbara. interview, Open City, November 1986, p. 9

Fox, Catherine. "Atlanta Photo Salon is a scintillating showcase" The Atlanta
Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, June 15, 1986, p. 7H

1984 Fox, Catherine. “Photographer Captures Soul in Portraits”, The Atlanta Journal/The
Atlanta Constitution, January 23, 1984, illus. p. 4H

VISITING ARTIST/CRITIC/PANELIST

2007 Guest Lecturer, Historic and Contemporary Photographic Processes, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2006 Visiting Artist, Studio Art Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2005 Visiting Critic, Department of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Visiting Critic, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2004 Visiting Artist, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA

2002 Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2000 Panelist, The Artist as Pet Obsessive, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1999 Panelist, The Artist as Gardener, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1998 Visiting Artist, Perimeter College, Decatur, GA

1995 Visiting Critic, University of Georgia, Art Department, Athens, GA

1996 Visiting Artist, Georgia State University, School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

1993 Visiting Artist, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Image-maker, Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Regional Conference,
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Gallery Talk, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1992 Image maker, Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Visiting Artist, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

1990 Visiting Artist, The Eleventh Yuma Symposium, Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ

Panelist, Documentary Photography Today, Hammond House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1989 Gallery Talk, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA

1986 Gallery Talk, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1987 Visiting Artist, Clayton State College, Morrow, GA

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007 Juror, Emerging Visions, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA

2006 Juror, Photography Competition of the Atlanta Flower Show, Atlanta, GA

2004 Juror, Regional High School Photography Competition, Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA

Juror, Duval County Senior High Exhibition and Teachers Association Exhibition, Jacksonville, FL

2003 Photography Juror, Georgia National Fair, Macon, GA

2002 Board of Directors, Photo Forum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Essayist, John McWilliams: Castings, exhibition catalogue, Georgia State University

School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Juror, Georgia National Fair, Macon, GA

2001 Board of Directors, Photo Forum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1999 Surveyed Artist, Out of the Ordinary: A Survey of Photographic Works by Atlanta-
Based Artists, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1997 Juror, Annual Student Exhibition, Georgia State University, School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Juror, National Photography Contest, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, GA

1995 Co-coordinator, Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA

Programming Committee, Society for Photographic Education, l995 National Conference, Atlanta, GA

1993 Photographer and Curator, Days to Remember, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Featured Artist, The Women's Path, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1992 Treasurer, Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Region

1990 Co-chair, Studio Art Program, Southeastern College Art Conference, Atlanta, GA

1989 Photographer, Journey, The Magazine of the Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, GA

1988 Coordinator, Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA

Exhibitor and Curator, Immigrant Folklife in Three Atlanta Communities: A Photography Exhibit,
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA

Exhibitor and Co-curator, The Art of Asking, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

Co-curator, Through Nature's Lens, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA

1987 Photographer, Portrait of America: Ohio, Turner Broadcasting System Productions, Atlanta, GA

1986 Curator, The Second Annual Photo Salon, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

COLLECTIONS

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

The Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, MA

The City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

The Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA

The Lucinda Bunnen Collection, Atlanta, GA

The Joe Massey Collection, Atlanta, GA

King and Spalding, Atlanta, GA

AFFILIATIONS

Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA - general member

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA - general member

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA – general member

Society for Photographic Education, - general member