Whitney Turetzky is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas.
|| telling stories of feminine grandeur ||
Whitney grew up in small-town Arkansas, where she graduated from University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor's of Science in Education in 2008. She taught elementary school for five years before moving to Austin with her family in 2014. She used this opportunity to "start over" as an artist. After taking a few basic classes at Austin Community College, Whitney began creating her own series of work, "The Matriarchs" inspired and influenced by modern women. Shortly after, she started showing "The Matriarchs" in art exhibitions in Austin.
Whitney is now preparing a new body of work titled, "Glowing Neon Goddesses" with her first exhibition of 2018 in February with atxGALS.
As a mixed-media artist, I work with vibrant colors to turn photos (usually antique, always black and white) of women into glowing neon goddesses. Using iconography and vintage household textiles, such as table cloths. I layer a visual story of feminine grandeur with photo transfers, bold acrylic paint, embroidery thread, and vintage collaged ephemera.