John Torina

Painting in Florida

Painting in Florida

Painting in Puriscal, CR

Painting in Puriscal, CR

Painting in Orosi Valley, CR

Painting in Orosi Valley, CR

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Painting from Life

Galleries 

Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Virgina Miller Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Worthington Gallery, Gallatin, TN, USA

John Torina's Gallery, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Galeria Valanti, San Jose, Costa Rica

David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

16 Patton Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA

Windy Morehead Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN USA

Wild Studio & Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

Henry Easterwood Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

Harris Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

Bingham Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

Education 

1986 MFA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 

1982 BFA, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 

1975 University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

 

Awards and honors 

1984-86 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 

1984 Johnson Scholarship, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Pennell Scholarship, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 

1982 Quest 82 Senior Art Competition/Teaching Fellowship, University of Memphis,TN 

1981 Colonel Sam Plough Scholarship, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 

Junior Travel Award, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 

Alex Camp Memorial Award, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

 

Corporate collections 

Arthur Andersen, Memphis, TN 

The Assisi Foundation, Memphis, TN 

Butler Snow, Memphis, TN 

Citizens Bank, Marion, AR 

Crescent Club Building, Memphis, TN 

FDX Corporation, Memphis, TN 

First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN 

Ford & Harrison, Memphis, TN 

Glankler Brown, Memphis, TN 

Hampton Inn & Suites, Atlanta, GA

Holiday Inn Corporation HQ, Atlanta, GA 

International Paper HQ, Memphis, TN 

Junior League of Memphis, Memphis, TN 

Little River Bank, LePanto, AR 

Memphis Association of Realtors, Memphis, TN 

Noel Associates Firm 

One Commerce Square, Memphis, TN 

Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN 

Pfizer, Memphis, TN 

Promus Hotel Corporation Headquarters, Memphis, TN 

Turley Properties, Inc., Memphis, TN 

Victory Bank, Memphis, TN 

Publications 

Fredric Koeppel, Path into the wildness. Art Essay. September, 2019

Fredric Koeppel, Nature in all of its glory comes to light through pigment, The Commercial Appeal, May 6, 2011 

Arts Calendar, visual, Memphis Business Journal, May, 2011, p22 

In the Blood, John Torina and Clare Torina, Dixon Gallery Newsletter Exhibitions, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, July 2-Sept 26, 2011 

Carol Knowles, Up Close and Personal: John Torina, Lisa Jennings, George Shaw, Memphis Flyer, Feb 14, 2007, p.35 

Arts Calendar, Memphis Business Journal, visual, Feb 16-22, 2007, p.35 

John Nelson, Rhythm of the River, Mystery Mississippi, The Painter, Commercial Appeal, Dec 26, 2006, p.A1-2 

Balance of Earth and Sky: The Landscape of John Torina, Museums and Galleries, Regional Landscape, Summer 2003, p.A6-7 

Junior League of Memphis, 75th Anniversary Crystal Ball, Cover image, April 1997 

Arts Calendar, Memphis, TN, 1986

 

 

 

 

Solo exhibitions 

2019 Facing the Sun, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

2017 Gathering up the Sparks, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

2015 Dreams about Costa Rica, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

2014 Painting from life for life, San Jose, CR

2014 The Spirits Hammer, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2011 In The Gloaming, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2010 John and Clare Torina, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN 

2009 The Angelus, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2007 Path in the Wilderness, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2004 Gathering Up the Sparks, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2003 16 Patton Gallery, Asheville, NC 

2001 David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2000 Wyndy Morehead Gallery, New Orleans 

1999 Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1998 Heaven & Earth, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1995 Automatic Slim's Tonga Club, Memphis, TN

1995 Wild Studio & Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1994 Automatic Slim's Tonga Club, Memphis, TN 

1994 Christian Brothers College, Memphis, TN 

1992 The Bell-Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1992 Henry Easterwood Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1992 Harris Gallery, Houston, TX 

1991 Bingham Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1989 Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1988 Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN 

1986 Oregon Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

Group exhibitions 

2018 Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Alumni, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2018 Worthington Gallery, Gallatin, TN

2017 Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Worthington Gallery, Gallatin, TN

2017 Galeria Valanti, San Jose, Costa Rica

2016 Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL

2016 Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Worthington Gallery, Gallatin, TN

2015 Jay Etking Gallery, Memphis, TN

2015 Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2012 Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2011 Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2010 Interpretation of Landscape, Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL 

2009 Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2008 Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL 

2008 Hanson Gallery, Knoxville 

2004 Jackson Summer Art Salon, David Lusk Gallery, Jackson, MS 

2003 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GI 

2002 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GI 

2002 Flowers and Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis 

2002 16 Patton Ave. Gallery, Asheville, NC 

2000 Wendy Morehead Gallery of Fine Art, New Orleans 

1999 Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC 

1998 Director's Council Exhibit, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 

1998 Spectrum '98, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga 

1997 Spectrum '97, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga 

1997 Center for Southern Folklore, Oxford, MS 

1996 Tree As Icon, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis 

1996 Spectrum '96, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga Architects Inc. Invitational, Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis 

1994 Wild Studio & Gallery, Memphis 

1995 Mississippi State University Faculty Show, Starkville, MS 

1993 Memphis Botanical Gardens Invitational, Memphis, TN 

1992 The Parthenon, Nashville 

1990 Memphis College of Art Faculty Show, Memphis, TN 

1989 Memphis College of Art Faculty Show, Memphis, TN 

1989 Little Rock Museum of Art, Little Rock 

1989 Our Earth Invitational, Coos Bay Museum, Coos Bay, OR

1987 Memphis College of Art Faculty Show, Memphis, TN 

1986 University of Oregon Faculty Show, Eugene, OR

1986 Lane Community College Faculty Show, Eugene, OR 

2010 - present

2010 - present