Boston University, School for the Arts, Boston, MA, MFA 2000, BFA 1999



Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Exposure, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

Geary Contemporary, New York, NY

David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN

Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
21st St Projects, New York, NY

Geary Contemporary, New York, NY
Materials for the Arts, Queens, NY

Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY
Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

Gallery Nulu, Louisville, KY

Reflex Gallery, Paris, France
Holasek Weir Gallery, New York, NY



Vadis Turner & Nathaniel Donnett, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN
States of Matter, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

Confabulations of the Millennia, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Alicia Henry & Vadis Turner, Elevate Program, 21C Hotel, Nashville, TN
FemiNest, curated by Heather Zises and Melinda Wang, Equity Gallery, New York, NY
Ekphrasis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Richard Feaster & Vadis Turner, Tibbott Art Center, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN

New Members, COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN
5 Rooms, curated by Vadis Turner & Karen Seapker, 509 3rd Ave, Nashville, TN
Summer Reading, Zieher Smith & Horton Pop-Up, Nashville, TN
Mash Up: Artists do Cardboard, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN
Woman House, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Brooklyn Museum Artist Ball Auction, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Velocity of Textiles, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Minimal/Maximal, Kinz+ Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Convergence, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
Barely There, curated by Vadis Turner, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY

Repetition & Ritual, Project Space at Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
The Lonely Sea and Sky, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
Off The Wall, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Repetition and Ritual, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Cold Castle, Family Business, New York, NY

Ornamental, Grey Area at Coates Willie Gallery, New York, NY
Bad for You, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Shizaru Gallery, London, England
Americana, Grey Area, New York, NY
Dismemberment Auction, FAMNYC and Phillps de Pury at the Intercourse, Brooklyn, NY
Material Matters, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Art Party, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Sound Quality, Grey Area, New York, NY
Sonando en Color, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Sutured, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Exquisite Corpse, Essex Street Market, New York, NY
Heart Party, Grey Area, New York, NY
An Evening in Monte-Carlo, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Grey Area Miami, Bass Art Museum, Miami, FL
Layer Current, Like the Spice Gallery, New York, NY
Curate NYC, online exhibitions curated by Eric C. Shiner, Danielle Burns and Courtney Wendroff Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Pillow Pageant, New Jersey Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville, Zieher Smith Gallery (NYC), Nashville, TN
Extreme Materials 2, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
24/7, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Hidden Cities, Women’s Caucus for Art, New Century Artists, NYC
Basic Instinct, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
We The Artists, National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago
Here & Now, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Basic Instinct, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sixth Borough, No Longer Empty, Governor’s Island, NY
PILLOW Pageant, A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Critical Stitch, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Common Jive, Elizabeth Foundation For the Arts, New York, NY
Bunny Redux, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA

Spectrum 2009, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
In Stitches, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Lelia Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
New Acquisitions, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Remains of the Day, curated by Vadis Turner, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Crafting Romance, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
Hanging by a Tread, Westchester Arts Council, Westchester, NY
Narrative Thread, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
Fashion Forward, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY



Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

21C Museum, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum, Louisville, KY

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic



Frist Center, Nashville, TN
Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
Learning Lab, Metro Arts, Nashville, TN

Artist Talk, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Artist Talk, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN
Christie’s, artist panel, New York, NY
Broward College, artist lecture and workshop, Coconut Creek, FL
Visiting Artist, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Panel Discussion with City College of New York, Materials for the Arts, Long Island City, NY
Artist in Residence, Material For The Arts, Long Island City, NY
Artist Talk, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Harvard Alumni Association, New York, NY
MFA Mentor, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Open Studios, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Quilting Panel, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Collector’s Night Lecturer, Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
Flower Field, craft salon and collaborative installation, Harpeth Hall School, Nashville, TN

KiptonART Curatorial Board, New York, NY
Distinguished Alumni Panel, Harpeth Hall School, Nashville, TN

Extra-Ordinary Workshop Speaker, Deitch Projects, Long Island City, NY
Visiting Artist, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Artist Talk, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Project Grant, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Artist in Residence, Ensworth School, Nashville, TN

Brooklyn Museum Feminist Artist Database, Brooklyn, NY

Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic



State of the Art, Co-curated by Karen Seapker and Vadis Turner, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

5 Rooms, co-curated by Karen Seapker and Vadis Turner, 509 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN

Barely There, curated by Vadis Turner, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY

Remains of the Day, curated by Vadis Turner, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY



“Vadis Turner”, Number Inc Magazine, Elaine Akin, August 2017
“Vadis Turner’s Tempest at the Frist in Nashville”, Burnaway, Joe Nolan, August 22, 2017
“This Woman’s Work”, Native Magazine, Native Staff, July 2017
“Nashville Artist Vadis Turner Examines Womanhood in \Frist Exhibition”, Melinda Baker, The Tennessean, June 25, 2017
“Rites of Passage”, Nashville Arts Magazine, Erica Ciccarone, September 10, 2017
“Nashville Native Proves There is Life After New York” Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson, June 22, 2017
“Taking Brooklyn to Nashville”, New York Times, Steven Kurutz, May 4, 2017
16 Feminist Art Shows to See in Honor of Women’s History Month”, Artnet, Sarbani Ghosh, March 6, 2017
“This Weeks Must-See Art Events: Happy Not-My-President’s Day”, Art F City, Michael Anthony Farley, February 20, 2016
“An Interview with Vadis Turner”, Heather Zises, Fjords Review, December 10, 2016
“Interview: Vadis Turner”, Skye Parrott, Double or Nothing, August, 2016
“Critics’ Picks: Vadis Turner: Time of Day, Nashville Scene, Joe Nolan, November 14, 2015
“Critical I – Huger Foote and Vadis Turner”, Nasville Arts Magazine, Joe Nolan, November 2015
“Women’s Work”, Nashville Scene, Erica Ciccarone, October 22, 2015
“Pair of David Lusk Exhibitions Leave their Mark”, The Tennessean, Megan Kelly, October 5, 2015“Pop Up Exhibit Offers ‘5 Rooms’ of Southern Art”, The Tennessean, Sarah Estes, August 10, 2015
“Critis Pick- 5 Rooms Opens through August 30th at 509 3rd Ave S”, Nashville Scene, Laura Hutson, August 17, 2015
“Vadis Turner Fabricates Perfection”, Arte Fuse, Oscar Laluyan, September 30, 2013
“Art Pushes the Envelope in NYC Museums This Fall”, New York Daily News, Kristen O’Regan and Lauren Holter, September 22, 2013
“A Visual Life”,, Barri Budin, September 2013
“Review: IN Hudgens Fiber Show, Loveliness and Pleasing Unease”, Arts Atlanta, Jerry Cullum, May 17, 2013
“Off the Wall”, San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, May 4, 2013
“Best Bet”, New York Magazine, December 17 – 24, 2012
Creative License”, Elle, Veronique Hyland & Amanda Fitzsimons, December 2012
The Haberdashery Unveiling, Hamptons Magazine, July 2012
“Ribbon and Textile Artworks by Vadis Turner”,, Jeff Amadam, March 7, 2012
Recaps Magazine, Martabelle Wasserman, February 2012
“Bringing a Corpse to Life”, The Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Chou, February 8, 2011
“12 Fabulous Gifts for Art Lovers”, Huffington Post, Artlog, December 20, 2011
“Bowhead Down by Vadis Turner at Green Building Gallery”, LEO Weekly, Jo Anne Triplette, December 7, 2011
“The Beauty of Change”,, Julie Gross, November 4, 2011
“Common Threads at Green Building Exhibit”, The Courier-Journal, Elizabeth Kramer, November 4, 2011
“Coffee and Conversation: A Discussion on Art and Quilts”, Consuming Louisville, October 28, 2011
“’Extreme Materials 2’, An Eye-Opening New Exhibit,, Julie Sklar, October 21, 2011
“’Extreme Materials’ the sequel, Opens Sunday”, The Daily News, October 21, 2011
“Ribbon Paintings Mix Media”, The Tennessean, Michelle Jones, September 18, 2011
“Melting Cakes and Decay”,, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, September 8, 2011
“Top 10 in September” (Turner at Rymer Gallery ranked #1), Nashville Lifestyles, September 2011
“Life And Loss In Ribbons”, The Tennessean, September 3, 2011
“Ribbon Paintings and Flower Figures at the Rymer Gallery”, Nashville Arts Magazine, September 2011
“Vadis Turner: Growth/Decay”, Nashville Lifestyle, September 2011
“Nashville’s Artsy Downtown”, Southern Living Magazine, Les Thomas, August 2011
“Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics”, PBS, produced by Shelly Zegart, Fall 2011
“Rites Of Passage”, Vestal Magazine, David Gargiulo, June 13, 2011
“30 under 40 Emerging Art Mavens”, Company, Rhoni Blankenhorn, June 14, 2011
“This Brooklyn Gala was a Ball”, Williamsburg Courier, May 6th, 2011
“The Readymade 100”, ReadyMade Magazine, May 2011
“Out & About: Frogmore night at Vadis and Clay’s”, BomBlog, Jennifer Rodriguez, May 5, 2011
“A Burial Party”, Obit Magazine, April 2011
“See the Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball”, ARTINFO, May 2, 2011
“You Singin To Me”, New York Times, Sarah Maslin Nir, April 29, 2011
“Quo Vadis”, The Daily, Bill Bradley, February 8, 2011
New American Paintings, No. 92, Northeast Edition
“Greatest People Of The Day: Vadis Turner And Matthew Parker”, Huffington Post, Amy Lee, December 15, 2010
“Counting The Ways”, Nashville Scene, Margaret Renkl, November 24, 2010
“Nashville Counts”, Holland Brown Books, Vadis Turner (co-creator, contributing artist), November 2010
“The Southern Invasion of NYC”, Garden & Gun, April/May 2010, Jessica Mischner
“Vadis Turner Dowry at The Green Building February 5, 2010” Consuming Louisville, February 2010
“Trousseau of Talent: A Q&A with Vadis Turner”,, May 14, 2009, Claire Howorth.
“Crafting Romance at ATHICA”, Athens Banner-Herald, May 7, 2009, Melissa Link.
“Payment in Full”, Bomb Magazine, April 23, 2009, David Goodman.
“Recycled Artwork for Forward Thinkers”, New York Times, April 12, 2009, Susan Hodara.
“Where Fashion Meets its Artistic Match”, New York Times, January 8, 2009, Benjamin Genocchio.
“An Interview with Vadis Turner”, White Hot Magazine, October 2008, Kofi Forson.
“10 Questions with Artist Vadis Turner”, HBOMB, 2008, Martabel Wasserman.
“Turner’s Artworks Manically Mimic Everyday Life”, The Tennessean, April 6, 2008, Jonathan Marx.
“Critic’s Pick- Vadis Turner at TAG Art Gallery”, Nashville Scene, April 2008, Joe Nolan.
“Women’s Work”, Ready Made Magazine, December 2007/January 2008, Anna McDonald.
“Explore”, Underwired, December 2007, Stephanie Brothers.
“Women’s ‘Stuff’ Display Is Commentary, Whimsy”, Courier-Journal, October 2007, Diane Heilenman.
“How to Make a Feminist Quilt”, Velocity Weekly, October 2007. Javacia Harris.
“Vadis Turner”, Images featured in Pitch Magazine, October 2007. Benjamin Genocchio.
“Fattening Goodies in All Their Sugary Glory”, Arts and Entertainment, The New York Times, April 8, 2007.
“From Graffiti to Sgraffito, Keith Haring leaps from NYC to Cesky Krumlov”, The Prague Post, April 4th, 2007, Mimi Fronczak.
“Retro Activities”, Reviews, Artnet Magazine,, May 2006. Ben Davis.
“Vadis Turner at Sonia Rykiel”, New York Cool, April 2006.
“Paper Doll”, Women’s Wear Daily, August 16, 2005. Elisa Lipsky-Karasz.
“Dateline Brooklyn”, Artnet Magazne,, 2005. Stephen Maine.
“Stuff: Art From A Material World”, The Boston Globe, April 20, 2000.