Bio + CV

Paul Turounet received his MFA in Photography from the Yale University School of Art in 1995. For the following ten 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, Estamos Buscando A, Bajo La Luna Verde and Tierra Brava, has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions in both the United States and Mexico, including Regis University in Denver, Colorado, the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona, the University of Texas – Brownsville, West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Centro Cultural Tijuana, and the Museo de Arte El Chamizal in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico as well as a site-specific installation at various locations along the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico.

His most recent work, Somewhere Out There, Something Is Happening, is an ongoing exploration of the contemporary American psyche and social scene during a time of hope and change and whether what is past is truly prologue and includes the most recent series from Las Vegas, Gardens of Paradise. Previous works include Cancer Alley – Louisiana and New York, and Los Vendimiadores – The Grapepickers.

Paul Turounet is an Associate Professor of Photography and Art 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.

Prints and Limited Edition Artist Books are available from jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA

 

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Education

1995Yale University School of Art | MFA Photography

1985San Jose State University | BA Journalism/Advertising

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

2014        New Orleans in Photography, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2014        photo LA ( jdc Fine Art ), Los Angeles, CA

2013        Art San Diego 13 ( jdc Fine Art ), San Diego, CA

2013        Acerca de la Cerca / About the Fence, Mesa College, San Diego, CA

2013        The Pussycat Challenge, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA

2012        Beyond The Border, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

2012Points of View: Looking Across The Border – Puntos de Vista: Mirando a Través de la Frontera, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

2011        The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2007Cultural Fusion: Exploring the Multi-Cultural Influences on the Arts of this Region, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

2007        Field Work – Documenting California’s Migrant Farm Labor Experience 1935 – 2003, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2004FRONTera – Work by Artists along the U.S. – Mexico Border, Culy Building, San Diego, CA


Fellowships | Grants

2003Trans-Border Institute Grant

2002Trans-Border Institute Grant

1997Fulbright Fellowship | Mexico

 

Bibliography | Online

2014        Las Vegas StripDispose

2014        New Orleans to Moscow | Culture Share

2014        Violence Against Women in Latin America | Latin American Perspectives

2013        Artbound Season 3 – Episode 4 | Under the Green Moon, KCET Television

2013        Top Three Picks – An Investigative Lens, Kinsee Morlan, San Diego CityBeat

2012        Voces de California hablan, ayudan y documentan el cruce fronterizo, Virginia Bulacio, El Nuevo Sol

2012Under the Green Moon with Paul Turounet, Kim Stringfellow, KCET | Artbound

2012Finding Francisco Martinez Espinosa, ARID Journal

2012The Border Journey, Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly

2012Los Vendimiadores – The Grapepickers, Work – 08/2012, Landscape Stories

2012Through The Lens of Paul Turounet, Melissa Guz, Border Beat

2011        Despite The Hardships, Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly

2011Border Project Examines Life On The Edge, Arizona Public Media

2009        Estamos Buscando A – We’re Looking For, Fabiano Busdraghi, Camera Obscura

2009        Paul Turounet – Estamos Buscando A – We’re Looking For and What Happens Here, Lenscratch

2007        ‘Field Work’ Images Speak Clearly With One Voice, Robert Pincus, San Diego Union-Tribune

2007        ‘Cultural Fusion’ takes an artistic look at multicultural blending in the region, Kirby Fairfax, North County Times

2006Photography Now – One Hundred Portfolios, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2004        Riveting Photographs, Timothy McKernan, USD Magazine

2000FotoSeptiembre 2000, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, MX

1998FotoSeptiembre 1998, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, MX

1988        Selections, Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA

 

Gallery Talks | Visiting Artist Talks | Panel Discussions

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

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 (Panel)

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

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

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

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