about Elisa Turner

Elisa Turner is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, U.S. Section, and ArtTable, a national organization for women in visual arts professions. Her writing has appeared in ARTnews, Art+Auction, Art Circuits, Arte Al Dia, Biscayne Times, Delicious Line, Hamptons Art Hub, Inspicio, Miami Herald, Miami Rail and other publications. She has guest-lectured at the University of Miami and New World School of the Arts and for ten years taught writing at Miami Dade College. Drawing on her experience and research in Miami Herald archives, she wrote the foreword tracing the history of the Miami art scene from early1980s to 2006 for the book Miami Contemporary Artists by Julie Davidow and Paul Clemence. Her career at The Miami Herald spanned 21 years. From 1995 to 2007, she was primary art critic for The Miami Herald, with international assignments to Havana Biennial, Haiti, Venice Biennial and Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. As Miami correspondent for ARTnews magazine, she has written extensively about Miami's art community. As co-founder of ARTtuesdays/MIAMI, an all volunteer community-based arts forum, she helped facilitate close to 60 panel discussions on timely and provocative topics. In 2020 she was one of nine arts journalists in the United States to win the annual $50,000 Rabkin Prize. The Florida Chapter of ArtTable awarded her its 2019 Leadership Award. Other honors include President’s Volunteer Service Award from Miami Dade College and Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Award.

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