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FotoFest 2018 Biennial, Houston TX
March – April 2018

FotoFest International is a non-profit photographic arts organization based in Houston,Texas. It is the first and longest running photographic arts festival in the United States, and it is considered as one of the leading international photography Biennials in the world.

As an international platform for serious photographic arts exhibitions, the FotoFest Biennials and FotoFest’s year-round programming have become known for the discovery and presentation of important new work from around the world. In selecting its exhibitions and related art programs, FotoFest has a strong commitment to aesthetic quality and important social issues. The 2018 FotoFest Biennial will feature an exhibition of Torrie Groening works at Foto Relevance Gallery.

 

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester, MA
April 12 – June 9, 2018

RECEPTION: 7:00-8:30PM | FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
ARTIST TALK: 5:45PM | FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

The exhibition will include several projects from the Grand Scenario series and new works from the Out of Studio series. 

About the Griffin

The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

At the Griffin Museum, you will find exhibitions from well-known photographers to those emerging on the scene that explore important themes and thought-provoking ideas. All of our exhibitions and programs are designed to encourage the passionate exploration of the art of photography.

 
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Announcing a New Public Art Commission in Vancouver

Produced as the focal point of Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, the newest Vancouver General Hospital facility has designated the central five-story façade and adjacent mural space to a specially commissioned Public Art work by Torrie Groening. 

The installation of separate colorful photographic transparencies to the five-story façade features a collection of jewel-toned glass objects, flea market finds and borrowed treasures arranged as a giant still life. Together the separate transparencies produce a spectrum of colour that projects inward during the day and glow outward at night. Akin to large photographic slides the building-sized lightbox transforms the interior environment into a “colour walk” bringing art to a broader public while contributing to the aesthetic and cultural landscape of the City of Vancouver’s public art collection. The mural will be installed this fall.

 
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Capture Photography Festival 

Looking forward to participating in Capture 2018!

Capture Photography Festival is devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking photography from local and international artists. The annual not-for-profit Festival sparks public dialogue about photography as an art form and a vessel for communication. Photography is presented at galleries and community spaces throughout Greater Vancouver alongside an extensive Public Art Program of films, artist talks, and community events.

 

BURNABY ART GALLERY PRESENTS
THE ORNAMENT OF A HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF CoLLECTING
July 13 – September 3, 2017

Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7 – 9pm
Featuring live entertainment, refreshments, and opening remarks.
Everyone welcome.

To honour the BAG's 50th anniversary, The Ornament of a House is a showcase of selected masterworks from the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection. Curated by Ellen Van Einjsbergen and Jennifer Cane, the exhibition includes historic works by European masters Francisco Goya and Rembrandt van Rijn as well as contemporary works by top BC artists such as Torrie Groening, Susan Point, Bill Reid, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt.

Accompanying the exhibition, the deluxe publication The Ornament of a House features 50 high quality reproductions of the selected works alongside 50 essays by artists, art historians, collectors and critics as well as past and present curatorial staff. The book also features a history of Ceperley House and a chronology tracking the evolution of the house and gallery.

 

Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver
April 1 – 28, 2017

Artist in residence at the listel hotel

For the duration of Capture Photography Festival artist Torrie Groening will be artist in residence at the Listel Hotel. During this residency Groening will respond and engage with the genre of still life expanding on her Out of the Studio Series with the production of a new work. Groening’s Shelf Collectors and Out of the Studio Series will be on display at the Listel hotel for the duration of the festival.

For more information, please click here.

 

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HEARTFELT and hot off the press

Persistent Kiss and Shout Orchid
2017
Photomontage, Archival ink on rag paper
15.25 x 15.87cm (6 x 6.25”)
$200.00

 

For more information, please contact the studio.

 

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of BRitish COlumbia, Vancouver

HEARTFELT PORTFOLIO Gifted to the Collection

The Doris Shadbolt estate has gifted the 1997 Heartfelt portfolio to the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. This portfolio features thirteen original prints by artists Torrie Groening, Vikky Alexander, Joe Average, Doug Biden, Angela Grossmann, Deborah Koenker, Eric Metcalfe, Carol Moiseiwitsch, Brian Musson, David Ostrem, Ross Penhall, Ed Pien and Jack Shadbolt. With introductory notes by Doris Shadbolt. 

For more information, please click here.

 

GALLERY STRATFORD: COLLECTING RED, Ontario
December 9, 2016 – January 8, 2017

RECEPTION: 7:00-9:00PM | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

Looking forward to the forthcoming exhibition Collecting Red: Works from the Permanent Collection at Gallery Stratford. Collecting Red will showcase a selection of work in various styles and media from Gallery Stratford's permanent collection. Like many regional art galleries, the Gallery Stratford Collection is broad in scope, with a general focus on works on paper by mostly Canadian or Canadian-based artists.

This exhibition was formed by focusing on the colour, in this case the colour red. The artists in this show use red in a variety of ways with a myriad of effects.  Whether it is a simple red line, or a shape, object or entire painted canvas, each artist has used red interpret or enhance their subject or image. Featured artists include Kenojuak Ashevak Geoffrey DeGroen, Robert Downing, Adele Duck, Torrie Groening, Jaroslav Hovadik, Paul Hutner, Brian Marion, John Massey & Becky Singleton, Jean McEwen, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Norval Morrisseau, Robert Prevost, William Ronald and Janice Mason Steeves.

For more information, please click here.

 

Surrey Art Gallery: Small Stages Exhibition
September 17, 2016 – December 11, 2016

Reception: 6:30-9:30pm | Saturday, September 17, 2016

Looking forward to the forthcoming exhibition Small Stages at the Surrey Art Gallery. Drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, the artworks in this exhibition depict carefully arranged—and sometimes unusual—scenes that reflect on and expand the still life genre. The exhibition features a range of still life compositions, from traditional to contemporary, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints.

Artist Talk: 2:30-4:00pm | Saturday, November 5, 2016

Join Small Stages exhibiting artists Torrie Groening and David Ostrem with Memento Mori co-juror Davida Kidd as they discuss the continuing interest in still life by artists today and reflect on this genre in relation to their own works. Moderated by assitant Curator Brian Foreman. 

For more information, please click here.

 
Love Without Modesty a Gift of Courage

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, california
Still Life: Capturing the Moment
August 7th, 2015 – February 21st, 2016

On exhibit, Love Without Modesty a Gift of Courage, 1997, at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. In a creative mix of art works from the museum’s holdings and on loan from private collections, the exhibition looks beyond the classical definition of a “still life” to explore why this esteemed genre continues to compel artists today. Throughout time, visual artists have delighted in the excitement of transforming commonplace objects into symbolic encounters with the world and self. Bringing together paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a surprising variety of other media, this exhibition studies the powerful psychological and associational value of altering time, place, and imagery into an artistic still life.

For more information, please click here.

 

2016 FotoFest Biennial
New works collected in Texas

The FotoFest 2016 Biennial, the Sixteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Arts, took place March 12 – April 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The FotoFest Biennial drew over 250,000 visitors during the course of the six-week event. One of the world’s longest running, largest, and most respected international photographic art events the Biennial attracted visitors and participants from over 35 countries.

 
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OUT OF STUDIO SERIES TRAVELS TO PORTLAND
Blue Sky Gallery’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon, juried selection 2015.

Debuting on First Thursday, April 2, 2015 and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2016.

Blue Sky established the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program in 2007 to feature a juried, public archive of original prints by contemporary photographers based in the region. The Drawers program has quickly become a favorite aspect of Blue Sky’s ongoing programming, available to approximately 25,000 visitors annually. To coincide with Portland Photo Month (every April)—Blue Sky expanded the geographic scope of the Drawers program to include photographers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska.

 
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CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Vancouver
April 20–May 1, 2015
Green City Glass Blue” (solo show)
Art Rental and Sales Showroom at the Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC

 

 

 

2015 Print Auction Exhibition at HCP
January 16–February 16, 2015
Houston Center For Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, TX

Each year, HCP holds an annual print auction that requests international artists, galleries, and collectors to contribute high-caliber photographic art that is auctioned to benefit HCP's operating fund. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to support HCP's exhibitions, educational initiatives, outreach programs, and the award-winning publication spot magazine.

 

 
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Big Picture Show
September 8th–December 5th, 2014
1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
New York, New York  

Big Picture Show presented thirty large-scale contemporary prints by artists originally shown at IPCNY in the New Prints exhibitions. The prints shown here stand out for their excellence of concept, content, and technique—as well as the sheer bravado of their scale. Virtually all mediums of printmaking are represented, from classic techniques of etching, woodcut, lithography, and silkscreening, to more recent innovations such as digital printing and cast paper. Together, they illustrate the creative potential unique to the medium of printmaking, and the formidable talent of artists working in the field today. 

Artists in the exhibition: Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari, A.J. Bocchino, Ann Conner, John Robert Craft, Jeffrey Dell, Tânia Bandeira Duarte, Carroll Dunham, Kevin Frances, Beth Ganz, Bryan Nash Gill, Joanne Greenbaum, Torrie Groening, Imi Hwangbo, Mel Kendrick, Jane Kent, Joyce Kozloff, Nicola López, Martin Mazorra, S.V. Medaris, Julie Mehretu, Beatriz Milhazes, Steven Millar, Serena Perrone, Endi Poskovic, Jenny Robinson, Richard Ryan, Tomas Vu, Sandy Walker and Terry Winters.

 
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Out of Studio 
April 1–13th 2014 
Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC 

For the "Out of Studio" series, Groening photographed staged artist's studios in temporary locations while working outside of her Vancouver studio. This invitational exhibition represents this project-in-progress. 

The "Out of Studio" works have been staged in hotels, borrowed studios, a trailer court, shorelines, museums, restaurants and print studios.”

For more information, please click here.

 

Acquisitions


The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a Fine Art Collection for the purpose of Canadian Art abroad. Six of Groening's works were acquired and will be installed at the Canadian Consulate in Boston.

 

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A Decade of New Prints: A Book of Postcards
Ranging from abstract to conceptual, from figurative and representational to surreal, the 30 prints included in this postcard book document the variety of style and subject matter and the technical excellence of artists working in the printmaking medium. Chosen from over 3,000 prints exhibited at IPCNY through the New Prints Program, these prints offer a snapshot of printmaking today. 
 

Artists included: John Baldessari, Matthew Benedict, Richard Bosman, Louise Bourgeois, Victoria Burge, Suzanne Caporael, Enrique Chagoya, Tamar Cohen, Gary Day, Tomory Dodge, Luke Dorman, Carroll Dunham, Amze Emmons, Kota Ezawa, Torrie Groening