LUCY JANE TURPIN
Lucy Jane Turpin (b. Johannesburg, 1983) complete her Honours Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Witwatersrand (2007) and her Master’s Degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 (Cum Laude). Her practical focus is drawing, installation and painting. Furthermore she has a strong interest in curatorial projects.
Lucy Jane Turpin’s practice has primarily been based in drawing and has shifted into painting in the last 18 months. She is interested in the cognitive processes that happen through the action of drawing and painting.
“The mind and body cannot be separated during productive action. My practice is informed by experience, that to which I carry and to which I encounter. My mark making is self-generating which aligns with intention, intuition and impulse. I am both an artist and a teacher and I see these two practices as informative and equally important.” – L.J. Turpin
Kalashnikovv Gallery, Duo Exhibition with Io Makandal: ‘Io Makandal x Lucy Jane Turpin’ (2018)
Kalashnikovv Gallery, Solo Show: ‘Touching Time’ (2018)
GUS Gallery (Stellenbosch), Solo Show: ‘Drawing as experience’ (2015)
Commune.1 (CT), Solo Show: ‘SKUGGAÞRÆÐIR’ (2015)
Lucy Jane Turpin has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions: ‘Super Salon’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2016); ‘Death of the Old’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2016); ‘How blushing feet and scissor meet on the fourth floor of Atlantis’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2016); ‘The Black Cube Sessions’, The Old Post Office, Braamfontein (2015); ‘Drawing: A Group Show’, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch (2015); ‘Curated Gesture’, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch and Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2014); ‘GESTURE’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2014); ‘Masters Group Exhibition’, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch (2014); ‘Masters Group Exhibition’, PJ Oliver, Stellenbosch (2013); ‘LUCA Group Exhibition’, Crophapox, Belgium (2013); ‘High Five’, Augustijnenkaai, Belgium (2013); ‘Masters Group Exhibition’, US Gallery, Stellenbosch (2012); ‘Assemblage Launch’, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg (2011); ‘Urban Arts Platform’, Ansteys Building, Johannesburg (2011); ‘Cit:y Festival’, Museum Africa, Johannesburg (2011); ‘The art of assemblage’, Joburg Fringe, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (2011); ‘Work in Progress’, Building Space Atholl, Johannesburg (2007); and ‘Collaborations’, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2007); ‘Semblant’, Alliance Frances, Johannesburg (2006).
Residences include: SÍM Residency, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland (2015); and Belgian Transition Fellowship, LUCA Belgium (2014).
Art fairs include FNB Joburg Art Fair (2015, 2018) and Turbine Art Fair (2018).