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Kagney Cate Turville

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Ventura, CA

Lives in
Ventura, CA

California State University Channel Islands, 2012, BA: Studio Art
Ventura College, 2010, AA

Representing galleries
CSUCI (Channel Islands) Exhibitions Gallery, California State University Channel Islands

conceptual, figurative, abstract, digital, photography, landscape, digital photography, abstract ceramic forms, impressionistic painting, abstract painting, oil painting, acrylic painting, photo realistic painting, ceramics, sculpture, porcelain


In all of the media I work with I am strongly influenced by my connection to the natural world.  From landforms and oceans I extract color, form, and shape as the foundation of my pieces.  These elements help me explore and translate emotions and personal experiences from my past, present, and dreams into a physical 3-D form.  This also assists the growth of individual pieces, and emphasizes my process as being equally important as the ending bodies of work.

I always seem to come back to botanical, curvaceous, and organic shapes.  This can be seen in my abstract ceramic work.  My glaze color choices are also inspired by nature.  I have created multi-piece sculptures and a “Set of Two” series, which both deal with relationships and their “stages”; mother and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends etc.  I wanted to explore how they all have cycles of strength, weakness, and many degrees in between.  In a Yin and Yang fashion I wanted to show how one can be another person’s complementary other half; one can provide the “missing pieces” that make it possible for someone to grow and vice versa.  Additionally, in our relationships we are a part of a greater whole that is beyond just oneself.  No one is perfect; we all have our “flaws” that differentiate us and affect those around us… in both positive and negative ways.  The diverse reactions to one another are what uniquely make up our relationships.

I construct my ceramic sculptures out of porcelain, porcelain slip, light clay bodies, and recycled clay [unknown amounts of dark and light clay bodies mixed together].  I use two main processes to create each section of my multi-piece forms.  Using the potter’s wheel I throw forms with thin walls, remove them to create abstract shapes, and later combine with other forms created in a similar way.  I also use porcelain slip to create flat “ribbons” that I manipulate at various stages of dryness to achieve my abstract shapes.

More recently I have been exploring the use of a self-made plaster cast mold, filling it with the porcelain slip, and manipulating as I see fit.  I assemble the altered pieces together to reflect the relationships mentioned above and decide on what colors and type of application to use for the glazing process.

From start to finish every sculpture or “Set of Two” has traveled an emotional road in every aspect of the creation process.  Each decision comes from careful consideration.  My process is as important to me as the final work itself.



                                            Bachelor of Art in Art
                                            Emphasis in Studio Art: Acrylic and Oil Painting, Ceramics, Photography
                                            June 2010 Studied Abroad at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France

2010                   VENTURA COLLEGE, VENTURA, CA
                                            Associate of Art in General Education
                                            Dean’s List


2013                     “THE SHOW”
                                            643 A Project Space, Ventura, CA

2013                     “EXCERPTS 2”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

2012-2013           “ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

                                            Napa Hall Gallery at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

 2012                    “METAMORPHOSIS”
                                            Atrium Gallery at the Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA

                                            Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, CA

 2011- 2012        “FIRED UP!”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

 2011                     “LES PARISIENNES” [Sketchbooks only]
                                            John Spoor Broome Library at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

 2011                    “LES PARISIENNES”
                                            CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery, Camarillo, CA

 2011                    “LES PARISIENNES”
                                            Paris American Academy, Paris, France

 2011                    STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
                                            Napa Hall Gallery at CSUCI, Camarillo, CA

                                            Ventura County Fair, Ventura, CA


1999                    VENTURA COUNTY FAIR, VENTURA, CA
                                            Best of Division


                           Various Private Collections

Recent Exhibits

Kagney Cate Turville participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2012 Room For Interpretation
CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery -Camarillo
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CSUCI Exhibitions Gallery -Camarillo

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