Known for his public art installations, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork. He has permanent public art installations at the Atlanta and Jacksonville airports.
Currently he is completing a public commission for the Metropolitan Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Library System. His work is included in the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, High Museum and numerous other public and private collections. Turk grew up in Atlanta, received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and his M.F.A. from Boston University. Between degrees he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia. His studio is located in Atlanta and his work can be seen at: www.gregorturk.com
The visual work I create often incorporates mapping imagery. Utilizing a variety of media and formats (wax-oil rubbings, photography, paintings, and sculpture), I tend to focus on the fundamental qualities of mapping: the mysteriousness, inherent biases, cultural authoritativeness, and ability to simultaneously represent and distort reality. Twain features some of these diverse works in pairings, mates and twins produced over the past two decades.