Katherine Turczan | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Katherine Turczan

Portrait of Katherine Turczan


MFA, Yale University
BFA, The Cooper Union
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Katherine Turczan is a Professor of Media Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She holds an MFA from Yale University and has practiced photography for over 30 years. Turczan's photographic work with her 8”x10” large-format camera explores family history and monuments in post-communist Ukraine. Her portrait projects "From Where They Came," "Promise of Recovery," and "Brezhnev's Daughters" investigate the human face of a country that has been undergoing historic political upheaval, most recently in the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and 2022. Turczan's first monograph, "From Where They Came," was published in Spring 2023 by Stanley/Barker, UK. 

Throughout her career, Turczan has been awarded numerous grants, including the Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Fulbright fellowship, the McKnight Foundation grant, the Jerome Foundation grant, and the Bush Foundation grant. Her work has been exhibited and collected by major museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Institute of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and many others. Turczan is preparing exhibitions for the Tweed Museum in Minnesota and a Gallery Exhibition for Galerie C in Paris, France, in late 2024.

Katherine's new book, From Where They Came, Stanley Barker
Interview in the Guardian with Sean O' Hagan