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Campo Self Portrait_2013

U.S.-Mexico Border, Campo, California

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Paul Turounet received his MFA in Photography from the Yale University School of Art in 1995. For the following fifteen years, he photographed in Mexico for which he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997 and grants from the Trans-Border Institute in 2003 and 2004 for his continued work on the U.S. – Mexico border.

This work, including Estamos Buscando A, Bajo La Luna Verde and Tierra Brava, considers the psychology and culture of the U.S – Mexico border exclusively in Mexico and has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions in both the United States and Mexico, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona, the New Mexico State University Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Regis University in Denver, Colorado, the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona, the University of Texas – Brownsville, Centro Cultural Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, and the Museo de Arte El Chamizal in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

His 2016 self-published book, Estamos Buscando A, was shortlisted and a runner-up for the 2016 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award, and was included on the New York Times – The Best Photo Books of 2016.

His most recent work, Somewhere Out There, Something Is Happening, is an ongoing series that explores our inherent spirit and the psyche of the contemporary American social scene during a time of hope and change and whether what is past is truly prologue. Selections from the series have recently been exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Paul Turounet is a Professor of Art and Photography at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California.  He has previously taught at the University of San Diego and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico for the University of San Diego’s Guadalajara Summer Program.

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Email:  paul.turounet@gcccd.edu

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Paul Turounet Interview with Abbey Hepner

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Conversation about photographing in Mexico along the U.S. – Mexico border for nearly 20 years, including Tierra Brava and Estamos Buscando A, and what happens when observation leads to the transformation of the photographer’s beliefs and values.

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Gardens of Paradise at jdc Fine Art, San Diego, California, 2013

Gardens of Paradise at jdc Fine Art, San Diego, California, 2013

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Education

1995Yale University School of Art | MFA Photography

1985San Jose State University | BA Journalism/Advertising

 

Solo | Two-Person Exhibitions | Installations

2017        Estamos Buscando A, Museum of Contemporary Art-Tucson, Tucson, AZ

2015        Between Here and There | Paul Turounet | Terri Warpinski, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

2014        Tierra Brava, Regis University, Denver, CO

2013        Gardens of Paradise, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA

2013        Tierra Brava, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX

2009Estamos Buscando A – We’re Looking For, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2006Estamos Buscando A – We’re Looking For, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

2004Estamos Buscando A – We’re Looking For, (site-specific installations on border wall, Tijuana, Mexico)

2002Los Vendimiadores – The Grapepickers, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

2000Un Extraño Aquí – A Stranger Here, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

1999Un Extraño Aquí – A Stranger Here, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX

1998Un Extraño Aquí – A Stranger Here, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Mexico

1998        New Country, University of Texas at El Paso, TX

1998        Un Extraño Aquí – A Stranger Here, Museo de Arte El Chamizal, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

1991Los Vendimiadores – The Grapepickers, Center for Photography, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

The Dazzle of Day, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA (Scheduled)

2017

The Dazzle of Day, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Circus, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2016

College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland

Lumière Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

Nowhere But Here, The Front Gallery, San Ysidro, CA

Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

San Diego Central Library Gallery, San Diego, CA

La Jolla Historical Society, La Jolla, CA

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ

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2016  

Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2016

Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain

Paris Photo, Paris, France

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

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2015       

PAGES – Artist’s Books | Publications | Related Works, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA

Sinking, Sinking, Sinking, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

Spring Salon: Collectors Edition, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA

San Diego Keeps Her Promise: Balboa Park at 100, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

photo LA ( jdc Fine Art ), Los Angeles, CA

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2014       

Winter Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

New Orleans in Photography, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

photo LA ( jdc Fine Art ), Los Angeles, CA

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2013       

Art San Diego 13 ( jdc Fine Art ), San Diego, CA

Acerca de la Cerca / About the Fence, Mesa College, San Diego, CA

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2012       

Beyond The Border, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

Points of View: Looking Across The Border – Puntos de Vista: Mirando a Través de la Frontera, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

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2011

The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

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2007

Cultural Fusion: Exploring the Multi-Cultural Influences on the Arts of this Region, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA     

Field Work – Documenting California’s Migrant Farm Labor Experience 1935 – 2003, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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Fellowships | Grants | Awards

2016Shortlisted for Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award

2003Trans-Border Institute Grant

2002Trans-Border Institute Grant

1997Fulbright Fellowship | Mexico

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Paul Turounet Gallery Talk at NMSU 2015

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2015

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Gallery Talks | Visiting Artist Talks | Panel Discussions

2017        Open Show 4, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2015        San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2015        New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

2014CSU-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2014        Regis University, Denver, CO

2013        Mesa College, San Diego, CA

2013        University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX

2013        Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

2012        Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2010Society for Photographic Education West Regional Conference, San Diego, CA

2009West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2008National Communication Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA

2006Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

2005Western Humanities Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2005Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR

2004Association for Borderland Studies Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

2003Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

1999University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

1999University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX

1998University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

 

Teaching

Present – 2005     Professor of Art and Photography, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

2010 – 2003         Visiting Instructor of Photography, ITESO | University of San Diego Guadalajara Summer Program

2005 – 2000         Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

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