EXHIBITIONS and PRESENTATIONS
Miya Turnbull: Inward, Outwards
Acadia University Art Gallery
Nov 12th, 2022 - Feb 7th, 2023
Curated by Dr. Laurie Dalton
“Fashion for Bank Robbers” Exhibition
August 3rd - October 16th, 2022
The exhibition presents hundreds of images and videos showing masks and mask-related works by 250 artists staged by photographers and cinematographers from all around the globe.
Curated by Carina Shoshtary
Read about the exhibit and a bit about my work here in Germany's biggest newspaper:
“Many Faces”, translated from German
Süddeutsche Zeitung, written by Sofia Pavlu. Aug 12th, 2022
Invitation card/poster designed by @studio_alexandra_rusitschka
Artists from left to right:
- @munstrumtheatre @ouh_loulou, @colombe2ailes & @elo.se_costumes
- @maiko_takeda @bryanhuynh
- and final image on the right is mine! @miyamask
Solo exhibit at Eltuek Arts Centre, Gallery 203
Sydney, Nova Scotia (Unama'ki/Cape Breton)
Featuring over 50 self-portrait masks, photographs, videos and origami
July 6th-Sept 1st, 2022
Viewers will meet a multitude of faces throughout this space, each with a slightly different gaze yet recognizably consistent throughout. Miya draws from the traditional use of masks worn for disguise, transformation and protection as well as metaphors for persona, archetype, self-image and identity. Her masks are three-dimensional self-portraits, created by combining photography, sculpture and collage. She forms multiple iterations of her 'self' to explore her experiences, perceptions, mixed Japanese Canadian heritage and inner world, making the invisible, visible.
The masks show an uncanny resemblance to the artist, but that familiarity is often altered. Miya changes the placement or even erases select facial features and cuts up and re-attaches masks together in unusual combinations that may evoke a visceral reaction. By doing so, she examines herself from an outsider perspective and separates herself from her physical appearance. Miya's practice has expanded towards interaction and embodiment, highlighting the transformational powers of the masks when her body and energy bring them to life, this captured through video. As a group of self-portraits, she hopes the viewer sees a part of her in all, or perhaps 'in-between' all of them.
Nova Scotia Art Bank 2020-2021 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- western branch in Yarmouth, NS.
May 14th, 2022- ongoing
Opening Reception May 26th, 5:30pm
See the entire collection of the NS Art Bank online here