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About James Turrell

brief his history

Born in Los Angeles, USA in 1943. Lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. After studying perceptual psychology, mathematics, astronomy and other natural sciences, and eventually art history, James Turrell worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1968 to ’71. He thereafter began creating experimental artworks that employ light. His works also show influences from his experiences of piloting airplanes. Turrell has consistently worked with light as a medium, throughout his career, in an ongoing exploration of the nature of perception. By contriving spaces for experiencing light, he acts on deeply felt sensations within us. Significant works include the Roden Crater project (1979 to present, Arizona), House of Light (2000, Niigata), and three works introduced in 2004 at Chichu Art Museum: Afrum, Pale Blue together with Open Sky and Open Field.In addition to the work exhibition in many countries of the world, he has a bright receiving a prize career. In 2013, he won the award "National Medal of Arts" from U.S. President Obama.

Exhibition

1976
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1980
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1982
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1983
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1985
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1989
Musée des Beaux Arts de Nimes, France
1990
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1991
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
1992
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Royal Gardens of Prague Castle, Czecho Republic
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1995
Art Tower Mito, Japan
1997
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
1998
Nagoya City Museum, Japan
The Brown Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston
Setagaya Museum, Tokyo
1999
MAK, Vienna