(B. 1943, Los Angeles, CA.)
James Turrell began his career in Southern California in the late 1960s as one of the original group of artists described as ”Light & Space.” By the mid-1970s, he had distinguished his use of the material by making work which was made completely of projected colored light, which often took on what appeared to be a literally material presence. Since 1974 he has devoted much of his time to his Roden Crater in Arizona, an enormous earthwork intended to make an overwhelming area of the sky appear to be utterly tangible.
1965 B.A., Pomona College, CA; 1965–-66 University of California, Irvine; 1973 M.A., Claremont Graduate School, CA.
First solo show:
1967 Pasadena Art Museum, CA.
First group show:
1969 Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
2004 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; 2006 Louise T. Blouin Foundation, London; 2008 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado.James Turrell