I am working at the crossroad of religion, patriarchy, domesticity, misogyny, and feminism. As a storyteller, I unravel and reword old myths. As a visual artist I dismantle and repurpose old textiles and found objects, transforming them into new icons for new myths. Collage and bookmaking are also a common thread through out my practice.
Toronto based artist Janice Turner has written, created and performed as a storyteller, puppeteer and clown.Throughout her career feminism informed the stories she told in each of her chosen disciplines.
As a visual artist Turner is creating sculptures by dismantling, unraveling, and repurposing old and found objects. Her chosen materials are most often textiles, domestic tools, hair, discarded bibles and rusted barbed wire. She is transforming old stories of religion, patriarchy and misogyny into new stories of feminism and hope. Turner’s sculptures have been shown in Toronto, New Hampshire, Brooklyn and New York.
2021 Anarchy of the Imagination, Kerry Schuss gallery, New York NY
2020 Daily Rituals, juried exhibition,Leslie Grove Gallery,Toronto ON
2020 Vital Signs, juried exhibition, Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto ON
2019/20 Hard Twist 14, juried exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2019 Momentum, juried exhibition, Artist Network Gallery, Toronto ON
2019 UNMADE, juried exhibition, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON
2018 Art Without Borders, group exhibition, New Hampshire USA
2017 The Art of Politics, juried exhibition Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
2017 Feminist Art Conference, OCADU Toronto ON
2016 OSA Emerging Artist juried exhibition Toronto ON
2014 Once Again Many, Times More East Marion NY
2013 Rock Art and the Xray Style Brooklyn NY
2014 The Motherhouse, Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre Other
2011-2013 performed/told Eve-Lilith story
2022 The Mother of All Cunts - Ratstar Press
2019 CUNT - Ratstar Press
2011 Eve/Lilith Piquant Press