Britt Bass Turner

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Background

I grew up just outside Atlanta where I fell in love with color and design at a young age by way of my interior designer mother. I am so fortunate to have had such a creative influence: all of the constant exposure to color and texture helped me fall in love with 'creating' early on. However, I did not discover abstract painting for myself until late in my schooling. With only a year and half left til graduation I honed in on abstraction- reducing my expectations when approaching the canvas to color and movement and layers. I studied under several inspiring abstract artists, including Erin McIntosh and Chris Hocking. I graduated from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in May of 2011 with a degree in Art Education with an emphasis on painting. I have been exploring color and design within my paintings since then, making paintings and installations full time. I am currently living in Athens with my husband and in home studio. I have a showroom back in Atlanta at the Goat Farm in the Westside District available by appointment only.

Statement

My work is about process and intuition. I am interested in the juxtaposition medium, texture, color, and shape. I am ever searching for ways to create subtleties and surprises through fine details and passageways. I feel the work takes on its own life, and the subconscious of the painting and my own intuition mutualistically guide the process. Through layering, adding and omitting I explore this artistic relationship until it culminates into a whole, finished piece.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Christ the King Art Auction at the Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 2014
Spotlight on Art, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA, 2014
Solo Show at Georgia James, Little Rock, AK, 2013
Atlanta Youth Academy Art Auction at Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA, 2013
Mes Amis Artistes presents recent works by Georgia Artists,, Atlanta, GA, 2013
Georgia James Opening benefit for BCA,, Little Rock, AK, 2013
Britt Bass at Swift and Finch, Rome, GA, 2013
Curate 1k at the Shop in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
Cullen & Co. Opening, Athens, GA, 2013
Britt Bass Trunk Show, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA, 2013
YELLE FEMME Show, The Cottage, Atlanta, GA, 2013
YELLE MAG Launch Party, New York, NY, 2013
Britt Bass House Show, Atlanta, GA, 2013
Spotlight on Art, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA, 2013
Without Words, Borderline Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2013
ILLUMINATE, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA, 2012
Live Artist, Not For Sale + Juniper Networks Event, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Double Decker Art Festival, Oxford, MS, 2012
Oxford Art Crawl, Amelia, Oxford, MS, 2012
"First Cut" M. Herrington Gallery, Venice, CA, 2012
"One Night Stand" Motel Show, Ole Miss Motel, Oxford, MS, 2011
 BFA Art Education Exit Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 2011
A Wake in the Current Art Auction, Oxford, MS, 2011
Art Expo, The Melting Point, Athens, GA, 2011
Renewal Benefit Art Show, Seney Stovall Chapel, Athens, GA, 2011
Soft Opening, Blue Tin Art Studio, 2011
Works by Brittany Bass, Hendershots, Athens, GA, 2011
High Museum Wine Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Annual Printmaking Show, Lamar Dodd, UGA, 2011
Athens Academy Exchange Show, Athens, GA, 2010
Pulling Teeth, Painting Studio Show, Lamar Dodd, UGA, 2010
Second Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Lamar Dodd, UGA, 2010
Works by Brittany Bass, Walkers Pub, Athens, GA, 2010
“A is for” Totem Pole collaboration piece, Jackson Street Visual Arts Building, UGA, 2010
Open House, Blue Tin Art Studio, Athens, GA, 2009
Self-Titled Intermediate Photography Class, Lamar Dodd, UGA, 2009