Yolanda Cotton Turner
Yolanda is an Oakland, California fine art printmaker who, after raising a family and returning to her hometown, become reacquainted with the medium. Yolanda’s current focus is in lithography, block printing, & screen printing, occasionally adding other mediums to her creative output such as watercolor and dyes. Her art is deeply personal and powerful, producing original hand pulled prints from a Griffin etching press and traditional methods while incorporating an appreciation for the experimental.
Inspired by Oakland, Yolanda’s art celebrates urban culture, our spiritual kindred with nature, and the music and magic of the human experience. Yolanda personally executes all the steps involved in the printmaking process, from building up the image to pulling the print by hand. Taking meticulous care in each step of the laborious process of printmaking to transmute the unfathomable and indescribable into the tangible and beautiful.
Yolanda’s work has been in many Bay Area exhibitions including the de Young (San Francisco, CA), Oakland Art Museum of CA, Accion Latina Art Gallery (SF, CA) and California State University, Hayward. She is the owner of Resistance Press 510, Director at ArtPush & Art For The People Project, as well as a community host for the Alameda Artists' Group. She’s committed to bringing the healing of creative expression to the community through her workshops and programs.
Yolanda works out of Blank Page Studio, where you can purchase her prints. You can also follow her on social media and visit her website to learn more.