GALLERY PROFILE


michael

Michael E.S. Carroll 
A 1988 graduate of the history department at Duke University, Michael was, along with hiswife Tonya, the co-founder of the Turner Carroll Gallery in 1991. He brings a historical perspective to curating Turner Carroll exhibitions. He studied the arts at Duke, in New York City, in Moscow and in St. Petersberg. He was a two-term, past president of the Santa Fe Gallery Association, and was named one of the 40 most influential New Mexicans under 40 years of age. In addition, he has helped raise several hundred thousand dollars forarts education through the SFGA's charity arm, Art Smart. He is a lecturer on topics likeartist-gallery relations, and serves on several boards.
     

tonya

Tonya Turner Carroll
A 1989 graduate of the Art History Department at Chapel Hill, Tonya was awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship for her studies at UNC. Along with her husband Michael, she was the co-founder of the Turner Carroll Gallery in 1991. Tonya previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Sotheby's London. She studied at Stanford's Center for Classical Studies in Rome and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently, she curates exhibitions at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, and at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Via Tonya's and Michael's ArteMita project, donations are made to local schools in Sayulita and Punta de Mita, Mexico.
 
GALLERY HISTORY
Established in 1991 by Tonya Turner Carroll and Michael Carroll, Turner Carroll Gallery + Art Advisors represents important 
international contemporary art.  The vision of the gallery since its inception is to source significant artwork of our era from 
diverse areas of the world.  The gallery is constantly considering the new international art movements/developments which 
presuppose historical significance, and the gallery owners travel extensively to curate exhibitions for the gallery from other 
parts of the world.  

Thus far, the gallery has featured important contemporary exhibitions from Romania, Ireland, France, Russia and Mexico.  
Both owners of the gallery have degrees and backgrounds in the history of art.  The art historical significance of the artists 
the gallery represents is of extreme importance to the gallery.  The gallery actively pursues museum acquisitions, exhib-
itions, publishing and other opportunities on an international level for our artists.  Both Michael Carroll and Tonya Turner 
Carroll are actively involved in arts advocacy and arts fundraising.

Some of the museum collections which feature works by our artists include Russian Academy of Art Foundation, The Vatican 
Museum (contemporary collection), Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Museum of Modern Art, The British 
Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

 

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