Vadis Turner explores the transformative possibilities of feminine materials. Synthesizing abstract expressionism with women’s roles, her works are equal parts contemporary art and heirloom.
She has exhibited across the US and abroad including the Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery in Prague, Andy Warhol Museum, Bass Art Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Islip Art Museum, National Museum of Trinidad and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Vadis' work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Museum, Tennessee State Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. In 2013 she was an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design and Materials for the Arts in New York. In 2014 Vadis was the Artist in Residence at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.
Vadis was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA and MFA from Boston University. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.