1961 California, USA


1994 M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1983 B.A., International Relations, Scripps College, Claremont, CA




“Elizabeth Turk’s The Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction”, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX


“Echoes of Extinction”, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WS


Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction, Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY, NY

ET Projects: “Look Up”, An Immersive Art Event in Collaboration with Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Pomona, CA


Think Lab Live .003, Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA

Tipping Point, Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA


Shoreline Project, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Elizabeth Turk: Heaven, Earth, Home, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, VT

Think Lab Live .002, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa, CA


Think Lab Live .001, S.C.A.P.E., Corona Del Mar, CA

Dialog in Stone, Solo Presentation, ADAA Art Fair, New York, NY


Elizabeth Turk: Tensions, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

2014 – 2015

Sentient Forms, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Convergence: X-ray Mandalas, S.C.A.P.E., Corona Del Mar, CA


Elizabeth Turk: Wings, Dayton Art Institute,  Dayton, OH


Elizabeth Turk: Cages, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY (Art Kabinnett)


Elizabeth Turk: Ribbons and Pinwheels, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY


Elizabeth Turk: Collars, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Drawings, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Domestic Settings, Galerie Lareuse, Washington, D.C.


Vantage Point III Elizabeth Turk The Collars: Tracings of Thought, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC


(Know) Fly Zone, Installation, Santa Ana, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, CA


Nature Memorial I, An Installation by Elizabeth Turk, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,Santa Barbara, CA


Elizabeth Turk, Hemphill Gallery, Washington D.C.




“The Wild”: Contemporary Art from the Barnett and Annalee Newsman Foundation Center, The Jewish Museum, NY, NY

“Collars”, The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

ET Projects: “Ridgeline”, An Immersive Art Event in Collaboration with the Oakspring Garden Foundation and the Piedmont Environmental Council in Piedmont, VA


“Double Take: Mel Chin & Elizabeth Turk Features Sculpture Dealing with Themes of the Natural World”, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park , Grand Rapids, MI

ET Projects: “Look Up”, An Immersive Art Event in Collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club, Southern California, CA


ET Projects: “Look Up”, An Immersive Art Event in Collaboration with the Claremont Colleges, Scripps College, Claremont, CA


COVID Diaries, SCAPE Gallery, CdM, CA


Art Basel– Hirschl & Adler Modern, Miami, FL

Wrestling The Angel: Artists in Conversation, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

Centennial Celebration– Shoreline Project Video Installation, Laguna Art Museum, CA


Alive– Moving Natural Art and Nature Laguna Art Museum Collaborative, LCAD Gallery, CA


Infinite Emptiness, Art Kabinett, Miami Basel, Miami FL.

Meticulosity, Curated by John David O’Brien and Meg Linton, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis, CA

Loose Canon, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA


Night Scented Stock, Curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY


Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC


Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis School of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Modern Love, Podesta Collection at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Poetry & Works on Paper, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

New Acquisitions, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Celebrating Women Artists, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY


Complicit, Johanna Drucker, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Draw, Paper, Scissors, Jeanne Patterson, Los Angeles, CA


3 Solo Projects: Jane Mulfinger, Ross Rudel, Elizabeth Turk, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Matter and Matrix, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Going Public, American Institute of Architecture, New York, NY

Rat-Powered Film Festival, Santa Ana, California Video Festival, Santa Ana, CA


Japan Bank Building, Hiroshima, Japan, postcard collaboration with Koso Haranka and Kirara Kawauchi

Johnson Atelier, Ironworks from John Michael Kohler Program, Sheboygan, WI


New York-Classicism-Now, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY


Objectivity – International Objects of Subjectivity, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA


From Here, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington D.C.

A Sculpture Show, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Louise Bourgeois: Elizabeth Turk, Baumgartner Gallery, Washington D.C.

A Sculpture Show, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Fresh Out, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Superbia, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.





  • “Authenticity; Prioritize Your Vision,” 2018, Elizabeth Turk, OZ, The Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design: Volume 40
  • “Systems and Patterns”, 2006, Elizabeth Reede, Independent Curator, New York, NY
  • “Fragile Realities,” 2001, Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
  • “Art, Science, and Democracy”, 2001, Lee Smolin, Theoretical Physicist, Perimeter Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • “Musings on Classicism,” Barbara J. Bloemink, Ph.D., Then-Director of Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY





“50 Contemporary Women Artists,” Elizabeth Sackler, John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Schiffer Books, November 2018

“Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms: at the Laguna Art Museum; An Intricate Study of Mathematical Principles in the Natural World,” Natalie M Goldman, SciArt in America, January 2015

“Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms’ Swirls Around the Laguna Art Museum”, Dave Barton, OC Weekly Arts, Dec 2014

Stoner: Elizabeth Turk, Artist Brings New Life to Old Materials,Liz Goldner, Artillery, November 2014

“The Marvelous Marble of Elizabeth Turk”, Evan Senn, KCET Artbound, October 2014

“The Art of Elizabeth Turk”, Daniella Walsh, Laguna Independent, October 2014

“From Marble to Ribbons, Cages and Collars”, Laura Bleiberg, Orange Coast Magazine, August 2014

“Masterpiece by Design, Henrietta Thompson, The Telegraph, June 2014

“Paradox at Masterpiece London”, Bob Chaundry, Huffington Post UK, June 2014

“See 15 Exceptional Finds at Masterpiece London, Colline Millard, Artnet News, June 2014

“What Lies Beneath: Elizabeth Turk,” Tate Gunnerson, Luxe Magazine: Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2012

“Finding Strips of Ribbon in Chunks of Stone, Rachel Wolff, The Wall Street Journal, 22 June 2012

“Elizabeth Turk: Hirschl and Adler” Max Weintraub, ARTnews, May 2012 Reviews: New York

Meticulosity’ aims to reconnect the conceptual, visual”, Leah Ollman, LA Times, 29 April 2012

“Breaking Free, Art and Auction, March 2012

“The Line Defining Three-Dimensional Space, A Conversation with Elizabeth Turk,” Sculpture Magazine, Rebecca Dimling Cochran, January/February 2012

“Marble Marvels”, Modern Magazine, Richard and Shelia Schwartz, Winter 2012

“An Artist Gets a Backstage, Behind-the-Scenes Ticket to Tour the Smithsonian”, Gambino Megan,, Oct. 10, 2011

“Who is Elizabeth Turk? Interview with a MacArthur Genius”, Burnaway, Susannah Darrow, 4 October 2010

“MacArthur Foundation Honors 23″, The New York Times, Felicia R. Lee, 28 September 2010

Bloomberg, Patrick Cole, 28 September 2010

“Atlanta a hide-out for new MacArthur Genius”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Pousner, 28 September 2010.

“Conversation with Elizabeth Turk”, Jeffery Brown, PBS NewsHour, September 2010

“Recent Acquisitions”, Women in the Arts Bulletin of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Jordana Pomeroy, Kathryn A. Wat, Spring 2009

“Sculptor Support”, Fortune Small Business, Maggie Overfelt, October 2006

“Elizabeth Turk: The Collars”, Sculpture Magazine, Laura Richard Janku, September 2006

“It Figures”, Robb Report, Richard Green, June 2006

“On the Drawing Board- No Neckties”, Women’s Wear Daily, Rosemary Feitelberg, February 2006

“Revealing the Heart of Stone”, Los Angeles Times, Leah Ollman, July 2004

“When City Hall Smiles on Public Art”, The New York Times, David Dunlap, April 2001

“All Natural”, Los Angeles Times, Joseph Woodward, March 2001

“New York Classicism Now”, The New York Times, Ken Johnson, September 2000

“Marble on the Wing, Elizabeth Turk Carves a Paradox into Hunks of Stone”, The Washington Post, Ferdinand Protzman, November 1998

“Thingness & Objectness”, Sculpture Magazine, Johanna Druker, April 1997

“From Here”, The Washington Post,  Ferdinand Protzman, January 1997

“An Amazing Website”, The Washington Post, Ferdinand Protzman, July 1996

“Nuances in Cool and Spare Sculpture”, The Baltimore Chronicle, Louise Sheldon, February 1995




Virginia Commonwealth University; 2019 Commencement Speaker Richmond, VA



The Frost Museum; Breakfast In The Park Miami, FL

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance; Elizabeth Turk Knoxville, TS

MacArthur Foundation Conference Chicago, IL

Coast Magazine; Women of Coast Newport Beach, CA

The Getty Center; Wonders of Art & Science: A Day of Discovery Los Angeles, CA



The Getty Center; The Getty 360 & MacArthur Fellows Los Angeles, CA

Stanford University; The Red & The Black Palo Alto, CA

Spencer Museum of Art; Research Integrated Art University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS



Laguna College of Art & Design; Commencement Address Laguna Beach, CA

MacArthur Foundation Conference Chicago, IL



Coastline Community College Newport Beach, CA

Santa Ana Community College Santa Ana, CA



Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

Scripps College Claremont, CA

Harbor Day School Corona Del Mar, CA



The Dayton Art Institute Dayton, OH

Lotos Club New York City, NY



MacArthur Fellowship The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, Racine, WI



The Mint Museum Charlotte, NC