Khari Turner is one of the most promising young artists working today. His paintings are celebrated for their powerful and emotive subjects, as well as their technically virtuosic execution.
Turner was born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1997. After receiving his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019, he has gone on to solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York; and most recently, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), his first solo museum show in his home state. His work will also be featured in the upcoming Venice Biennale, one of the world's most prestigious art exhibitions.
What sets Turner apart from other young artists is his commitment to representing black subjects and experiences in a positive light. In an era of increasing racial tension and hostility, Turner's work is a powerful statement of pride and affirmation. As he has said, "My work is about celebrating the beauty and power of blackness. It's about giving black people a voice and showing the world that we are more than just victims or stereotypes."
Turner's work is already being hailed as a leading voice in the new black renaissance. With his uncompromising vision and powerful artistry, he is sure to make an impact on the art world for years to come.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents Mirroring Reflection, a solo exhibition of 26 paintings by Milwaukee-born artist Khari Turner. Mirroring Reflection is Turner's first solo museum show in his home state of Wisconsin following his solo international debut at the 2022 Venice Biennale.