biography

Torrance York, an artist and educator, was born in New York City. She earned a BA from Yale and an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design. York’s recent awards include: Lenscratch 2021 Art & Science Awards, Honorable Mention; Critical Mass 2021 finalist; The Photo Review International Competition 2020, Honorable Mention; and semifinalist and winner of the Olcott Family award from The Print Center 95th ANNUAL International competition (2020). 

 

Her work is held in private and public collections, including AllianceBernstein, New York, NY; John and Sue Wieland Collection at the Warehouse, Atlanta, GA; and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. York has had solos shows at Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT; New Canaan Museum & Historical Society; and Southport Gallery, Southport, CT, among others. 

 

Her work has been exhibited at Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY; TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image, Philadelphia, PA; Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA; Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; and Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. 

 

She was an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO, and received a Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. Littlejohn Contemporary represents her landscape work and York is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Since 2001 she has served on the Board of the Educational Video Center in New York City, where she formerly taught documentary video. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two teenagers.