G. Pasha Turley earned her BA from the UC Santa Barbara and her MA from San Diego State University. She served as a full time art and photography professor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. until she retired. Currently she is an adjunct teacher for MFA students enrolled in Vermont College who reside in San Diego and do their studio work with her in San Diego.
Her award winning artwork has been exhibited in over 150 exhibitions and appears in textbook, magazines, and journals. Pasha is the recipient of numerous grants including a California Art Council Grant, Fulbright-Hays Grant, and a San Diego Foundation Grant. She often serves as a juror for exhibitions and has acted as an art consultant.
Besides making art, her other passions are travel and sailing. She has owned three sailboats and has raced and cruised in Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She trekked in Nepal, Brazil, Peru, and backpacked though out South America and has lived in Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Pasha is known as being an adventurer in both her art and in her life.
M.A. Visual Arts, San Diego State University.
B.A. Social Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
Additional studies in art, photography, and education, Univ. of Hawaii, Chico State College, Mexico City College, England, Czech Republic, Japan, and Bali.
2002- present Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. Artist-Teacher for MFA students.
1974-2003 Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA. Full time Visual Arts, Gallery Director, Photography. 1989 American Institute for Foreign Students, Kensington, England, Full time Photography, Art History.
1971 Hamburg City School, Hamburg, Germany, Full Time Art, Political Science.
Recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Grant, San Diego Community Foundation Grant, California Art Council Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities Project Participant Grant. Honors include, Woman of Distinction Award Southwestern College, Phenomenal Woman Award Southwestern College, Recipient of Calf. Great Teacher’s Seminar Award. Recognition Award for 50, “Movers and Shakers” Community Contributors in San Diego, Reader Magazine, Public Art Advisor, appointed by San Diego Board of Supervisors, Invitational speaker for 44th. International Fulbright Conference 1999, Berlin, Germany.
2012 Juried Exhibit, Women’s Museum of California Jurors: Liu Husai and Robert Pincus
2011 La Jolla Art Association Fundraiser “Help Us Free The Girls,” La Jolla, CA.
2011 Southwestern Art Gallery “ Looking Back, Moving forward,” Chula Vista, CA.
2011 Calumet Photographic Gallery “Insight On Metal ,” Escondido, CA.
2010 The Brokers Building Gallery, “Six Women Artists,” San Diego, CA.
2010 Bonita Museum & Cultural Center, “Juried, Fine Art Exhibit,” Bonita, CA.
2010 Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery,” Homage Exhibit”,Escondido,CA.
2009 Kultur Merkezi Mithatpasa Sanat Galerisi “Trade Exhibit 2009.” Ankara, Turkey
2009 Galerisi Isik,” California-Turkey,” Istanbul, Turkey
2009 Edgar Varela Fine Arts Gallery ,Group Exhibit.
2009 & 2006 San Diego Art Institute, “Southern California Regional Juried Award Exhibition.”
2008 Bonita Museum & Cultural Center,” Urban Legends and Country Tales, Digital Art Guild.”
2007-2001 San Diego Art Institute participate in several juried membership exhibition.
2006 “ Hospice Exhibit,” San Diego, CA.
2004. “Art of Photography International Exhibition,” La Jolla, CA.
2003/2001 Annual Small Image Show, San Diego, CA.
2001 “Charles University Gallery,” Prague, Czech Republic.
2000 “ Photographs of Nepal,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
1999 “7th. Annual Women’s Caucus for the Arts Exhibit,” San Diego, CA.
1998 “California Copy Art Show.” Xerox Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA.
1982 “ Statewide College Faculty Exhibition,” State Capital Building, Sacramento, CA.
1981 “Mexican American International Exhibit,.” Community Concourse, San Diego, CA.
1980 “Invitational Paper Works Exhibit,” Community Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
1979 “The Center for Photography Group Exhibition,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
1979 “Copy Graphics,” Word Works Gallery , San Jose, CA.
1972 “Eight Annual All Calif. Print Exhibition,” Brad Art Center, Glendale, CA.
1972 “Dealer’s Choice,” La Jolla Contemporary Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA.
1971 “71 National Print Exhibition,” Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
1971 “14th. Annual National North Dakota Print and Drawing Exhibit,” Grand Forks, North Dakota.
1971 “ 42ndAnnual Seattle Print International, ,”Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.
1971 “Graphics ’71 National Print and Drawing Exhibition,” Francis McCray Gallery, Silver City, N.M.
1970 “Group Exhibition San Diego Museum of Art,” San Diego, CA.
1970 “Graphics U.S.A. National Print Exhibition,” Dubuque, Iowa.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2005 “Photographic Explorations,” Market Street Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2004 “Mexican Truths,” Emerald Wynham Hotel, San Diego, CA.
2004 “Photography in Dialogue,” Unisy Corporation, Carmel Valley, CA.
2004 “Photographic Lies & Mexican Truths,” San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist.
2004 “Spirited Icons and Photographic Stories,” Boehm Gallery, Palomar, CA..
1990 “Nepal’s Mountains and Life Spaces,” Educational Cultural Center ,San Diego, CA.
1980 “Women in Transition,” Seneca Falls Gallery, San Diego, CA.
1980 “The Woman Room,” Jewish community Center Gallery, San Diego, CA.
1977 “Experimental Images—Color Xerox,” Mesa College, San Diego, CA.
AWARDS & PUBLIC PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
2012 Sophie’s Galley Juried Exhibit by Amy Galpin,, curator San Diego Museum of Art. Second place Cash Award.
2012 “ St. Marks 49th Art Exhibit” First place, Cash Award,
2012 Jan.-present Glendale Adventist Hospital 2 images were purchased to be on permanent display, Glendale, CA.
2010 Sept-Present Rady Children’s Hospital, 14 images were commissioned to be on permanent display in the new acute care pavilion wing of the hospital. San Diego, CA.
2001 “ San Diego Art Institute Regional Exhibition,” Honorable Mention.
1990 Museo Internacional de Electrografia, Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha ,Cuenca, Spain,Collection.
1972 “ 19th. Annual San Diego Art Institute Exhibition,” San Diego, CA. Juror Choice, Cash Award.
1971 “13th. National Exhibition of Prints and Drawings,” Okalahoma Art Center, Okla. Purchase Award.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES, AND PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS:
May 23,2012 UNION TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER BLOG 2pg. article with 10 photographs of my artwork.
2011 Winter Ed. Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine, Somerset Studio publ. Laguna Hills, CA.
Article by G.Pasha Turley with 5 photographs of my work ,pgs.18-21.
2009-2010 CAMBRIDIGE WHO’S WHO ,Executive and Professional Women,
2007 ASHES AND TEARS, San Diego Harris Fire 2007, a book by G. Pasha Turley, Blurb Publ.
2002 PHOTOGRAPHY, custom edition, text book arranged by G. Pasha Turley and front and back cover Turley’s photograph ,Pearson/ Prentice Hill Publ.
2002-1994 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY , textbook, 2 editions, Rand/Litschel, full pg. Photo
2002 ART/WOMEN/CALIFORNIA, 1950-2000,Fuller/Salvioni, full color pg. 303,Univ. of Calif. Publ.
2001-2008 AMERICAN ART DIRECTORY,4 editions,PG. 27-28, R.R.Bowker Co. Publ..
1999,7/19 New York Times Paper, half pg. Color photo.of my image
2000 WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN TEACHERS, 6TH. Pauul C. Krouse, Publ.
1998 Summer Edtion., vol.25.,Fiberarts Magazine, pgs.43,44.
1987 THE ELDERLY AS MODERN PIONEERS, P. Silverman, pgs.130&288.Indiana Univ. Press ,Publ.
4/94 Artle’s Newspaper ,Article & 3 photos of my work,Walt Trook,Critic.
1993 WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN ANYWAY? , K. Byers, front cover photograph of book,
Journey together publ.
1982 ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES, Suda House, photos pgs. 94 &109. Amphoto Publ.
1980 Feb.8, San Diego Tribune, “Xerography Exhibition Featured at Center,” by Jan Jennings, Critic.
6/79 San Diego Magazine, pgs. 75-77,Elise Miller, Critic.
ADDITIONAL ART EXPERIENCE:
2011 Jan.-Jan, 2013 Juror for Museum of Man community contributions “Adventures in Photography,” San Diego, CA.. I have served as a juror for over a dozen other exhibits.
1991 Oct. Christo: “The Umbrellas’ Project; Japan ,USA.” I worked a week with Christo at the site in CA.
1984-Present, I was a photographer for Suzanne Lacey performance, “Whisper, The Waves, The Wind, “a performance honoring older women, May 19,1984 at Children’s Cove, La Jolla, CA.. My photographs are an edition of 30 portfolios that have been shown in over 50 museums around the world and are still being exhibited.