Born in Los Angeles. Began his career in California in the early 1966’s as one of the leaders of a new group of artists working with light and space. His artworks make manifest the physical presence of light and heighten our visual perception. Over the past two decades, Turrell’s work has been recognized in exhibitions in major museums around the world. Selected exhibitions: Light and Space, Whitney, 1983. In 1992; Fundació Caixa de Pensiones, Madird; Israel Museum, Jerusalém, Kunsteverin, Düsseldorf; 1993, Hayward Gallery, London, ICA, Philadelphia, 1994, Magasin 3, Konsthalle, Stockholm, 1998, Menil Museum, Houston. In 1989 he also bought Liss Ard Estate in the South Coast of Ireland, that he is transforming into The Irish Sky Garden.