Boardwalk Test Site
New Orleans, Louisiana
Meg Turner combines intimate portraiture, sign painting, and printmaking with a study of propaganda and economic policy. Inviting friends and strangers into text-heavy sets to create portraits, Turner uses photography, installation, and humor to harness collective longing, fantasy, and ecstatic exhibitionism. Turner moved to New Orleans in 2009 to build the New Orleans Community Printshop. She received her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2018, where she was a Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies Print Fellow. Turner is an Adjunct Professor of printmaking at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University in New York City. Her work has been shown in solo shows at The Contemporary Arts Center, Good Children Gallery, Scott Edwards Gallery, and The Alvar Public Library in New Orleans.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
I am jointly interested in creating photographs that capture how an individual desires to be seen and how to harness individual acts of artifice and fantasy towards a broader re-imagining of the landscape. My photographic practice involves large-format photography on glass and metal plates, a process known as wet plate collodion, or tintypes. These plates are then scanned, digitally manipulated, and used to create large-format prints through a myriad of industrial printing processes.”