b.1986 Sydney, Australia.
Lives and works in Sydney and London, UK.
Through sculpture, including time as a medium that is malleable, Katie Turnbull seeks to shift the viewer out of habitual modes of looking, evoking a feeling of suspension from the current moment. She makes objects, installation, non-narrative video and interactive pieces. She works by collecting; objects, footage, sound, and images. A sorting process occurs, then work emerges from the overlapping associations. Recent works deal with splitting; between body and mind, sight and perception, internal spaces made external and human and non-human.
Katie Turnbull’s work has been exhibited at Focal Point Gallery, Coventry Cathedral and Allenshead Contemprary Art in the UK. As well as Galleries UNSW, Firstdraft, Seventh Gallery, Penrith Regional Gallery, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, MAMA Albury, RMIT Gallery and the Powerhouse Museum in Australia.
She has also exhibited internationally in Iceland, USA and Thailand. She has been commissioned by Experimenta and Penrith Regional Gallery to create new works. She has received a number of Australia Council for the Arts grants and residencies, including ArtStart and the International residency London studio.
2019 Eyecatcher V, Focal Point Gallery, Essex, UK
This Moment, Studio of Possibilities, Nicholas Building, Melbourne, Australia
Chiaroscuro Curated by Martin Green, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, UK
2018 Beyond, Allenheads Contemporary Art, Hexham, UK
2017 Outside film projects, Sheffield, UK
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA
North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Center for Sustainability, Sydney
2016 Studio Show, ACME studios, London (solo)
The Arctic is an Eye, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)
Freedman Foundation Scholarship Artists, Galleries UNSW, Sydney
House of Wonder, Arts and Science Collaboration, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
2015 Savannah GIF Festival, Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Museum, Georgia, USA
Spin Tactics, Peepshow Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2014 Patterns of Thought, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (solo)
SÍM Residency Show -The association of Icelandic visual artists, Reykjavik, Iceland
Firstdraft Fundraiser Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
Experimenta 5th International Biennial of Media Art Speak to Me, touring institutional exhibition across Australia
Art Month Sydney Exhibition, Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney