Origami- The Art of Paper Folding
Virtual Exhibit
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)- Toronto, ON
October 5th, 2021- Feb 1st, 2020

Link Directly to Miya's Gallery


Boston University hosted an arts research based conference called Women and Masks
Inaugural Weekend: September 24th-25th, 2021

To see more about the conference and the archived recorded sessions, please visit their website.

My artist talk is a 20 min retrospective of my life's work so far in mask making and is available at the link below:

2 of my films were screened at the 
Mixed Asian Media Festival 
Sept. 15th -19th, 2021

 There were panels, discussions and exhibition performances and film screenings
presented online.

"Behind Between Beyond"

Artwork by Roxanne Lafleur and Miya Turnbull

Gallery 101- Ottawa, Ontario

July 31st- August 28th,

Photo credits: Kristina Corre, Jenn Ully and Laura Margita

Opening reception: July 31st, 2-5pm EST

Artist Talk: Aug. 13th, 6-7pm EST


Artist Talk Recording Available Here

Firegrove Studio made a beautiful video of the art in the exhibit: see it here

Origami Self-Portraits.jpeg

"TRAHC 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition"
Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council- Texarkana, TX
Aug 6th- Sept 25th, 2021
Video walkthrough of the exhibit and gallery

"I Am What I Am"
The Ice House Gallery- Tatamagouche, N.S
Local participating artist included: 

Lee Cripps, Brandt Eisner, Margarita Fainshtein, Shauna MacLeod, Regina Marzlin, Carol Morrison, James Neish, Andrew Quon, Jack Ross, Alan Syliboy, Letitia Fraser, myself and guest jeweller Tori Poynton 

Curated by Brandt Eisner
July 3rd- Aug 1st, 2021

M.A.D.S. Art Gallery- Milan, Italy
International Group Exhibition
Digital art shown in a physical space with touchscreens throughout
Curated by Sofia Ronzi and others
June 25th- July 4th, 2021
Video clip taken from the gallery's website- time lapse video tour of the physical space
Click here to see the entire video of all the artwork as well as a digital exhibit/archive

Acadia University Art Gallery- Wolfville, NS
Group Exhibition- featuring the work of 18 Nova Scotia Artists
Curated by Dr. Laurie Dalton
February 10th- April 13th, 2021
Click here to see the Virtual Exhibit as well as the Exhibition Archive

"REPRESENT: NEW PORTRAITURE- National Juried Exhibition"
Barrett Art Center- Poughkeepsie, NY
Group exhibition- featuring 37 Artists
Curated by Hannah Turpin, Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art.
March 13th-April 17th, 2021
Click here to see the Online and Installed Exhibit

Scroll down to see more photos of my work in selected galleries

Solo and Two-Person Exhibits

2021- Behind Between Beyond. (Two-person exhibit with Roxanne Lafleur). Gallery 101; Ottawa, ON.

2020- Somewhere in Between. (Solo). Corridor Galley; Halifax, N.S

2019- Blended: The Art of Miya Turnbull and Norman Takeuchi. (Two-person exhibit). Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery; Toronto, ON.

2008- Inside and Out. (Solo) ARTsPLACE; Annapolis Royal, N.S.


2008- Nikkei (Japanese-Canadian) Masks and Dolls. (Two-person exhibit with Marjene Matsunaga Turnbull) Multicultural Centre Art Gallery; Stony Plain, AB

2007- Somewhere in Between. (Solo) X-changes Gallery; Victoria, B.C.

2007- Inside and Out. (Solo) Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing; Dartmouth, N.S.

2005- PhotoMasks. (Solo) Corridor Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2004- PhotoMasks and Ki paintings. (Solo) OneLight Theatre Forum; Halifax, N.S.

2002- Selected PhotoMasks, Ki paintings and photographs. (Solo) Women’s Centre, Dalhousie University; Halifax, N.S.


1998- Kimiye: Selected photographs, masks and ink drawings. (Solo) Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens; Lethbridge, Alberta.


Group Exhibits

2021- (Upcoming)Liminal Nocturne- Art at Night. Beacon Project- MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning. Community Project- Halifax Central Library; Halifax, N.S.

2021- TRAHC's 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition. TRAHC/Regional Arts Center. Texarkana, TX. 

2021- I am what I am. The Ice House Gallery; Tatamagouche, N.S.

2021- Coming Out. M.A.D.S. Art Gallery; Milan, Italy.

2021- Represent: New Portraiture National Juried Exhibition. Barrett Art Center; Poughkeepsie, NY.

2021- The Portrait Within. The House of Smalls; Swindon, UK.

2021- Alone. Acadia University Art Gallery; Wolfville, N.S.

2020- I am what I am. Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, N.S.

2020- Truro Art Society Sculpture Show. McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Campus; Truro, N.S.

2020- The Portrait Exhibit. Gallery 1313 (Process Gallery); Toronto, ON.

2020- New Beginnings. MMFI Gallery, Marigold Cultural Centre; Truro, N.S.

2019- Truro Art Society Sculpture Show. McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Campus; Truro, N.S.

2017- Monochrome. Dart Gallery; Dartmouth, N.S.

2014- Black and White Ball  IV. Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts; Toronto, ON.

2012- Pre-Shrunk. Argyle Fine Art Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2011- Pre-Shrunk. Argyle Fine Art Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2011- Artsu Matsuri. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery; Toronto, ON.

2010- For Keepsakes. ARTsPLACE; Annapolis Royal, N.S.

2009- Small Works. Craig Gallery; Dartmouth, N.S.

2008- Vinylview. Argyle Fine Art Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2008- Donkey Skin. Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre; Kingston, ON.

2007- VANS (Visual Arts Nova Scotia) Mentorship Program Exhibit. Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia Building; Halifax, N.S.

2007- Self Portrait. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts; Canning, N.S. 

2006- The Canadian Portrait: a Juried Exhibit from the Canadian Institute of Portrait ArtistsRed Deer and District Museum and Archives; Red Deer, AB.

2006- Square Foot. AWOL Gallery; Toronto, ON. 

2006- Art in a Box. Visual Arts Nova Scotia off-site venue (VIA Rail and Westin Hotel); Halifax, N.S.  

2005- The Media Masquerade: The Inner Dialogue of Women in Masquerade. Centre for Art Tapes /Anna Leonowens Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2005- Square Foot. AWOL Gallery; Toronto, ON.

2005- Return to Sender. Trap\door Artist Run Gallery; Lethbridge, Alberta.

2004- Annual Khyber Members Exhibit. Khyber Centre of the Arts; Halifax, N.S.

2004- The Red Show. Eastern Front Gallery; Toronto, ON. 

2004- Artist’s Multiples. Khyber Centre of the Arts; Halifax, N.S.

2003- The Navy of Hell. Khyber Centre of the Arts; Halifax, N.S.

2003- Eyeopener IV. Eyelevel Gallery; Halifax, N.S.

2000- Pink. Gallery Potemkin; Lethbridge, AB.

2000- BFA Exhibit. University of Lethbridge Art Gallery; Lethbridge, AB.

Online Exhibits/Galleries/Presentations

2021- Origami- The Art of Paper Folding. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery; Toronto, ON.

2021- Women and Masks: An Arts-Based Research Conference. Artist Talk. Presented by 

Boston University- College of Fine Arts. 

2021- Mixed Asian Media Festival. 2 films selected and screened (Documentary and New Media categories). Film festival online due to Covid. 

2021- A Mask of One's Own. Authored and presented by Nataliya Tchermalykh (University of Geneva) at the Royal Anthropological Institute Conference in Visual Anthropology as part of the RAI Film Festival (normally occurring in Bristol, UK, but online this year due to Covid). 


2021- Art Arena (Artist Showcase Vol. 4). Presented by Bus Stop Theatre Co-op; Halifax, N.S.

2021Engaging Creativites: Art in the Pandemic. Presented by University of Alberta, Dept of Art and Design and RSC (Royal Society of Canada).

2021- Miya Turnbull: Behind the Mask. Video presented by Fashion For Bank Robbers, the 1st of a series about mask makers around the world. 

2021- Identity. International Juried Group Exhibit. Art Fluent Online Art Gallery.

2020- Photophobia (Contemporary Moving Images Festival). Co-presented by: Art Gallery of Hamilton/Hamilton Artists Inc; Hamilton, ON. (2020 screening was online due to Covid-19).

Online Artist Directory- Aesthetica Magazine

Artleove Online Gallery/Artist Profiles.


M.A.D.S. Digital Art Gallery


Japanese Canadian Artists Directory.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia- Artist's Pages.

14 Bells Fine Art Gallery.

Exhibit Photographs (not in any particular timeline order)

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery exhibit "Blended" with Norman Takeuchi. Feb-March 2019. Curated by Bryce Kanbara. Toronto, Ontario. 

Media Masquerade: The Inner Dialogue of Women in Masquerade. Group exhibition curated By Mireille Bourgeois and Marie Koehler. Presented by Center For Art Tapes and Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, N.S. 2005