Winston Torr was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in a Chinese-American household in Los Angeles, California. He received a BFA from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona in 2000. Aiming to detect the silent dialogue between figure and space, Torr’s works portray figures, which hint at decay, yet carry the hard copy imprints of our time and culture utilizing the social data: newspapers. Scarification slash gestures across the figures against the re-assembled pieces represent a process of elimination as well as freedom from societal crucifixion. Torr’s inspirational basis is his North American, European, and Asian heritage. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
2012: Group, ‘Renaissance’, Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012: Charity Auction, Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
2011: Group, ‘Amarcord’, Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011: Solo, Salesart Salon, Berlin, Germany
2011: Group, ‘Drawing Connections’, Siena Art Institute Founded by Paul Getty III, Siena, Italy
2011: Solo, Zunfthalle, Berlin, Germany
2011: Villa Harteneck Berlin - Berlin, Germany
2011: Charity Auction, Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
2011: Charity Showcase, Lilly Oncology - New York City, NY, USA
2010: Solo, Mercedes Benz Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany
2010: Charity Auction, Glaad Art Awards, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, New York
2010: Group, “Skin”, Bauhaus Zitat Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany
2009: Solo, Dr. Metka Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2009: Solo, il Boccone Gallery, Constance, Germany
2008: Charity Auction, Ebay Showroom: “Ein Herz für Kinder”, Berlin, Germany
2008: Solo, Sommerfeld Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007: Group, "Nudes", The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, California, USA
2006: Group, "Mix", Galerie Meisterschueler, Berlin, Germany
2000: Group, "Graduate Exhibition", Kellogg Art Gallery, Pomona, California, USA
1999: Group, "2D-3D", Kellogg Art Gallery, Pomona, California, USA
1994: Special Congressional Recognition. San Gabriel, California
- The Daily New(d)s:
A Year in Self-Portrait Drawings on Newspaper
by Winston Torr
The Daily New(d)s is the debut publication of visual artist Winston Torr and his work, introducing his compilation of 365 days of self-portraits on newspaper in one year. Torr's images alone are more than words. Drawing himself every single day for one year, Torr explores his ideas and himself with full color and black & white drawings to offer an understanding into his practice, personal experience, and phychology. A must have for any fine art book collection.
Paperback: 220 pages / 8x10 " / full-color ink
Editor: Gerd König
Bio Photo: John Aigner
Artist Edition / © Winston Torr / 2011
Sep 3, 2011
Thanks to all you awesome folks who had come out to Zunft [halle] on September 3, 2011 to support my artwork, and enjoy the large selection of top Wine!
If you still haven't yet, and would like to to check out the installation in full color experience, I invite you to do so, as the presentation will be held until October 31, 2011.
10551 Berlin, Germany
May 12, 2011
Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Auction,
Palm Springs Convention Center
Proud to say the original artwork I donated to my right titled "Pinpoint" was sold and 100% of the proceeds was donated to benefit The Desert AIDS Project.
Exhibited along the works of amazing artists such as
David Hockney, Salvador Dali,
Michael Childers, & Tom Bianchi.