artist resume

Education

1994     MFA Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1988     BA American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

One Person Exhibitions 

2018    Torrance York: Public Places, ROOM, Greenwich, CT (2017-18)

2016    New & Far, Littlejohn Contemporary, New Canaan, CT

2013    Torrance York: Traces, Southport Galleries, Southport, CT

2012    Torrance York Photography, ROOM, Greenwich, CT

2008    Road Works, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

2007    Point of Place: Photographs by Torrance York, Curtis Gallery, New Canaan Library, CT

            Torrance York photographs Here and Now, Thos. Moser, New York, NY

2002    Torrance York: Color Photographs, Thos. Moser, New York, NY

1995    Seeing through Memory, video installation, Dow's Gallery, Snowmass Village, CO

1994    Superiors, Mediums & Basics: Solo Thesis Exhibit, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018    Guild Group Exhibit, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT, Curator: Susan Eisner Eley

            Silvermine Photographers, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Norwalk, CT

            American Slpendour, Ilon Gallery, Harlem, NY

            Rotations: Gallery Highlights, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY

Perfect Partners: Art in Design, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

2017    Waveny - Now and Then, New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan, CT

37th Annual Photography Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

The Story of Art, Pequot Library, Fairfield, CT

2016    The Good Show, Art & Sound Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2015    Inaugural Show, Littlejohn Contemporary, New Canaan, CT

            35th Annual Photography Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2014    The Photo Show: Emerging Images, Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT

            Contemporary Landscapes, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT, Curated by Rachel Volpone

            Outside Focus, The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, CT

2013    Where are We (going)?, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT, Curated by Emily Cheng

            The Barn and Beyond, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 

            Places I Remember from Maine to Montauk, Southport Galleries, Southport, CT

            Images, Fairfield Museum & History Center, Fairfield, CT

2012    Important Incidentals: Six Guild Photographers, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

            American Pastoral: A Landscape Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

            Setting Order: A selection of recipients of the Artist Fellowship Program, CT Commission

                 on Culture & Tourism, Hartford, CT 

2011     Kaleidoscope: Variance in Views, GE Cultural Fine Art Gallery, Fairfield, CT

Crossroads, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

            38th Annual Art Show: Bedford, Bedford, NY 

2010    New Directions 2010, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

            Inside/Out, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

            Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in CT, Curated by Camilla Cook, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT

            Silver Eye Center for Photography New Works Gallery Online, www.silvereye.org/exhibitions

            Heart for Haiti, Rockwell Art & Framing, New Canaan and Westport, CT 

2009    Next to Dürer: Old Masters + Contemporary Masters, Lanier Collections, Darien, CT

            2nd Annual Camera Works, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

            Images, Fairfield Museum & History Center, Fairfield, CT

            Elsewhere, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

            The Abstracted Eye, Wilton Public Library, Wilton, CT, Curated by Jeff Mueller

            RISD New England Biennial, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2008    Littlejohn Contemporary at AQUA Art Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

            Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

            Touring Connecticut with CT Artists, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, Hartford, CT 

            31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

            Art of the Northeast, 59th Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

2007    Radius: Emerging Artists from Connecticut & Southeastern New York

                 Ridgefield Guild of Artits with Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

            Spectra: National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT 

            Topos: Brooklyn, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Environmental Visions: Beauty & Fragility, Haskins Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT

           13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

            Land marks, 22 Haviland Street Gallery, South Norwalk, CT

2006    Small Works for Giving, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY

            Art of the Northeast, 57th Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT    

            Photography Now 2006, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY 

                 and 401 Projects, New York, NY

2004    ReFresh Print Biennial I, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI

            78th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA    

2003    Art of the Northeast, 54th Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

            Westworks 2003, Peck Arts Center Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY    

2002    Art of the Northeast, 53rd Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT    

2000    Autobiography, Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI 

            Photography Now, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, Juror: Frank Gohlke

            18th Annual Juried Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Philip Brookmen

1997    Stories from Her, National traveling exhibition, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

Awards

2013    Grand Prize winner, Images 2013, Fairfield Museum & History Center, Fairfield, CT. Awarded 

solo show at Southport Galleries, Southport, CT

2010    Fellowship for photography from the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism.

2008    First Place, 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT Juror: Benjamin Genocchio

2008    Second Place, 59th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT Juror: Thom Collins

2007    Second Place, SPECTRA Photography Triennial, Silvermine Galleries, Juror: Peter MacGill

2006    Publication in The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA, (2006 & 2003)

Steven Madwed Photography Award, 57th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries 

2005    Participant, Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, NM

Director’s Choice Award, 56th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries

1995    Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

1993    T. C. Coley Award, outstanding artistic achievement, Photography, RISD

 

Activities 

Artist Guild Member, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (since 2006)

Board of Directors, Educational Video Center, New York, NY (Member since 2001, President 2 terms)

 

Presentations

2007    Radius Brown Bag Lunch series, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2002    The Photography Institute-National Graduate Seminar, Columbia University, New York, NY

2001    Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

1998    Teacher’s College Columbia University, New York, NY

1995    White Pines College, Chester, NH

 

Selected Collections        

Alliance Capital, New York, NY

James Dayton, Minneapolis, MN

Louise Eastman, New York, NY

Susan O’Brien Lyons, Chicago, IL

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Ariel Shanberg, Woodstock, NY

James Westwater, Santa Fe, NM

John F. Wieland, Jr., Atlanta, GA

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Atlanta, GA

 

Selected Bibliography

Guiomar, Tina.  “Torrance York Functional Ground Series: A Utopia of Utilitarianism”, The Boulevard, 

    October-November 2008 (photographs)

Helle, Nancy.  “Torrance York: A Different Perspective” Artist Showcase, New Canaan Darien Magazine, 

    April 2008 (photographs)

“Where in the World is Torrance York”, New Canaan Advertiser, January 10, 2008 (photographs)

Birke, Judy. “Haskins; Environmental Show Informs, Warms”, New Haven Register, October 21, 2007

“Library Shows York’s ‘Point of Place’ In New Exhibit”, New Canaan News-Review, October 18, 2007       

    (photograph)

“Local Photographer Second in National Show at Silvermine”, New Canaan Advertiser, October 11, 2007

“Northern Exposure: Iconic Images of Connecticut”, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, September 2007      

   (photograph) Feature including Five Connecticut Fine Art Photographers 

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Ready for This Close-Up?”, The New York Times, May 13, 2007 (photograph)

N41º08.899’ W073º29.609’ 10/31/15 292 ft., 2016  (Pinwheels w House)

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