Biographies + Photographs

Adam Turl is an artist and writer from southern Illinois (by way of upstate New York, Wisconsin, Chicago and St. Louis) living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the art and design editor at Red Wedge and an adjunct instructor at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Turl’s most recent exhibitions include Revolt of the Swivel Chairs at the Cube Gallery (Las Vegas 2018), The Barista Who Disappeared at Arspace 304 (Carbondale, IL 2018), and The Barista Who Could See the Future at Gallery 210 as part of Exposure 19 (St. Louis, MO 2017). In 2016 he was in residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. His Instagram is adamturl_art.

Tish Markley is a writer and poet from Central Illinois living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up they had a pet cow named Bob – named after an auctioneer at the sale barn. Markley beat up homophobes in high school. They literally once owned a pair of rose-colored glasses but lost them.


Born Again Labor Museum (BALM) “open studio” (October 2019)

Born Again Labor Museum (BALM) “open studio” (October 2019)

Born Again Labor Museum (BALM) “open studio” (October 2019)

“Socialism Night” presentation on “Art and Socialism” for Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) October 2019)

Working on the Born Again Labor Museum (BALM) project (May 2019) in Las Vegas.

“Socialism Night” presentation on “Art and Socialism” for Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (October 2019)

Working on the Born Again Labor Museum (BALM) project (May 2019) in Las Vegas.

Tish Markley working on the Anachs project in Gateway District Las Vegas studio (October 2018)

Red Wedge panel at Historical Materialism Montreal (2018)

Red Wedge art display at Historical Materialism Montreal (2018)

Working on The Last Barista (Revolt of the Swivel Chairs) in Las Vegas studio (January 2018).

"Central Committee, November 2071 (Revolt of the Swivel Chairs)" in progress by Adam Turl (with details). Acrylic, Sharpie, ink, stickers, post-it notes, staples, coffee and mixed-media on canvas tarp.(Las Vegas studio, 2017)

Source image photo shoot (Dollar Art House, January 2017)

Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Banner making at the Dollar Art House (2016).

Soma Navidson (Chicago 2016)

Bob Quéllos and Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (Chicago 2016)

Historical Materialism Toronto (2016)

Craig E. Ross (2015)

Working on "A Painter of Our Time" series/project in the Sam Fox (October 2014)

Carbondale (2010)

Alexander Billet, Jason Netek, Magally Miranda-Alcazar and Adam Turl at the Red Wedge panel on “Gentrification, Art and the Right to the City” at the Los Angeles Left Coast Forum (2018)

Red Wedge art display at Historical Materialism Montreal (2018)

"Preview Thursday" for Revolt of the Swivel Chairs at the Las Vegas Cube Gallery (2018).

"Lengend/Key (The Barista Who Could See the Future)" in progress (Dollar Art House, January 2017)

Dollar Art House (2017).

Mass "resistance" meeting organized by Socialist Alternative St. Louis. Sunni Hutton, Adam Turl, Ashton Rome, Sarah de Lacie. Photograph by Richard Reilly (2017)

Open Studio, Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Open Studio, Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Dollar Art House (2016).

Hard Times Art Show II with Richard Reilly, Sarah Hermes Griesbach, Buzz Spector, at the Dollar Art House (2016).

Craig E. Ross and Alexander Billet (Chicago 2016)

Crystal Stella Becerril @ Historical Materialism Toronto (2016)

Socialist Alternative St. Louis during the 2016 presidential campaign

November Art Show (St. Louis, 2015)

Craig E. Ross at the "Art and Revolution" discussion during the Didactic Art Show (Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, 2014)

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir (Sam Fox Studio 2014)

Las Vegas studio (February 2019)

"First Friday" for The Barista Who Disappeared at Artspace 304 (Carbondale, Illinois) (Summer 2018).

Adam Turl speaking at Historical Materialism Montreal (2018)

"First Friday" for Revolt of the Swivel Chairs at the Las Vegas Cube Gallery (2018).

Mass "resistance" meeting organized by Socialist Alternative St. Louis. Sunni Hutton, Adam Turl, Ashton Rome, Sarah de Lacie. Photograph by Richard Reilly (2017)

Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Cité Residency (Paris, Fall 2016)

Chicago (Fall 2016)

Dickson Beall (St. Louis 2016)

Installing "Red Mars" at the Kemper Museum (Spring 2016)

Sam Fox Open Studios (St. Louis 2016)

Kyle Preckwinkle (Chicago 2014)

2000

Husni Ashiku, Najjar Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Adam Turl and Anna Maria Tucker at the Evicted from Heaven and Earth show (Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, 2013)

"First Friday" for The Barista Who Disappeared at Artspace 304 (Carbondale, Illinois) (Summer 2018).

Artist talk at the opening of The Barista Who Disappeared at Artspace 304 (Carbondale, Illinois) (Summer 2018).

Jordy Cummings speaking at Historical Materialism Montreal (2018)

Working on The Beggar Queen (Revolt of the Swivel Chairs) in Las Vegas studio (Fall 2017).

Working on The Beggar Queen (Revolt of the Swivel Chairs) in Las Vegas studio (Fall 2017).

Dollar Art House (2017)

Chicago (December 2016)

Paris studio (November 2016)

Adam Turl, Alexander Billet and Crystal Stella Becerril at Historical Materialism London (2016).

Paris studio (December 2016)

Hard Times Art Show II with Jesa Dior Brooks at the Dollar Art House. Artwork in background by Jon Cornell. (2016)

St. Louis studio on Cherokee Street (Luminary 2016)

Sam Fox studio (2016)

Sam Fox Open Studios (St. Louis 2016)

Carbondale (2014)

The fictional artist Immaculata Rudolofo (with Alejandro Puga, 1997-1998)

Chiapas (1999)