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 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.
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.