My work navigates the complexity of human relationships to the natural world. Driven by an urge to document and preserve, I often question humanities place within the animal kingdom in ways that celebrate its beauty and mystery while challenging the hierarchy of life forms in our culture. I explore these thoughts from multiple vantage points - photographic exploration, science-like observations, delicate assemblage, and illustrative studies.
Kimberly Turner is an artist living and working in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Her studies mainly rest in the field of photography, though her work tends to bridge the gaps between multiple media. She began her artistic education at SUNY Fredonia, where she graduated with a BFA in both Photography and Illustration. She continued her education at Indiana University Bloomington where she obtained an MFA with a concentration in Photography. Her work is dominantly influenced by the natural world and the concept of collecting.