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Beau Torres (b. 1989, Powder Springs, GA) is a photo-based artist living and working in New York. He holds a BFA in Studio Art with Concentration in Photography from Georgia State University, and earned his MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography-Bard. His main interests lie in everyday life as well as apophenia, the tendency to find meaning or relationships in seemingly random data/phenomena. The work he makes is concerned with 🆕🆕 Photography, a dialect of photography situated at the intersection of still-life tradition, assemblage, and online culture. Within his studio practice he creates a visual language juxtaposing genuine sentiments with throwaway objects/phrases to both critique and embrace a societal mindset of cynicism and irony.

 

Current interests include: 

art therapy, museum studies, and community-oriented practice 


Past interests include: 

elegance/eloquence, wit/wordplay, and self-referentiality/self-reflexivity 

abstraction, gestures, and parallel planes 

geometric planes, shapes, and colors 

EDUCATION 


2021 MA Candidate: Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, MD

2015 MFA: Advanced Photographic Studies, Bard College, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2013 BFA: Studio Art with Concentration in Photography, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 


2017 💁🏼‍♀️💅🏻👠💃🏼 In Vogue 💁🏼‍♀️💅🏻👠💃🏼, Ray Gallery, DUMBO, NY

2015 🎨🍕🍷 When Things Come Together 🎨🍕🍷, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY

2013 deviltown, The Window Project, Atlanta, GA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 


2019 Everyone is Asleep But Me, Art Tank, Asbury Park, NJ 


2017 Notas al Futuro CDMX, Galería Breve, Mexico City, Mexico 

ICP-Bard MFA Table, MoMA PS1, NY Art Book Fair, Long Island City, NY 

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, curated by Lauren Silberman and Rebecca Svitila, Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Unauthorized SFMOMA Show #547: Creationism, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, https://sfmoma.show 

Unauthorized SFMOMA Show #514: Idol Hands // Baldessari, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, https://sfmoma.show 

Unauthorized SFMOMA Show #427: art world, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, https://sfmoma.show 

QueerTech.io, The Factory Theatre, Sydney, Australia 

QueerTech.io, Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Walls, Brisbane, Australia 

QueerTech.io, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia 

QueerTech.io, Federation Square, Big Screen, Melbourne, Australia 

QueerTech.io, http://queertech.io 


2016 glitch, Portland Community Media, Portland, OR

ICP-Bard MFA Table, MoMA PS1, NY Art Book Fair, Long Island City, NY

Abstract Mind: The International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea

glitch, Peripheral Forms, http://glitch.peripheralforms.com

What Happens When..., curated by Zach Krall, POWRPLNT, Bushwick, NY

What Are You Trying to Say?, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Fall Line Projects presents: Dinner and a Screening, The LOW Museum of Contemporary Culture, Atlanta, GA


2015 Chrysalis Lens: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art, Marymount California University, Klaus Center for the Arts, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

LIVE ACTION: Repetition, Routine, and Redundancy​ in the Moving Image, Sunday Nite Video v.5, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Haus Music Series Installation #5, Bacaro, New York, NY

Advanced Master Remix, curated by Joanna Lehan, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

This One's For You, International Center of Photography, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York, NY


2014 ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2014, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY
ICP-Bard MFA Table, MoMA PS1, NY Art Book Fair, Long Island City, NY
CALL + RESPONSE + RESPONSE, Photoville NYC, Brooklyn, NY
THE FIRST LOWENNIAL, The LOW Museum of Contemporary Culture, Atlanta, GA
Feast Day, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY
Supplement, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Slidefest 2014, International Center of Photography, Studio, New York, NY
SUPREMATI'CISM: Cultural and Aesthetic Whiteness, The LOW Museum of Contemporary Culture, Atlanta, GA


2013 ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2013, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY
ICP-Bard MFA Table, MoMA PS1, NY Art Book Fair, Long Island City, NY
#MoreOfTheSame, The LOW Museum of Contemporary Culture, Atlanta, GA
Spring BFA Exhibition, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Walk Away With Art, W Atlanta Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Collage 2013, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
Either/Or: The Art of Dichotomy, Kavarna, Atlanta, GA 
ärt•iNG (v.): Present Participle of Art, The Office, Atlanta, GA


2012 7th Annual Postcard Pinup Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Nick O' Time, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Art For Impact 2012, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA
The Imaginary Million Auction and Gala, 200 Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
Inhabited: Photography about people and the spaces they inhabit, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
'Merica. A group show about America in the 21st Century, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Outside The Frame, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Anywhere But Here, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ExLucis 2012, juried by Mary Stanley, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Festival of Arts, Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming, GA
14th Annual Juried Student Show, juried by Nicole Eisenman, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Trans/Positions, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2011 Wholly Georgia! A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

MondoHomo Presents Mondo Art Show #5, Sous Whisky Marin Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

I Love Atlanta, WonderRoot Community Arts Center, Atlanta, GA 

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA 

Slant Aesthetics, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA 


2010 In the Nick of Time, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

5th Annual Postcard Pinup Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

America, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

Dodekapus presents: Collective Conscious, Raw Space, Atlanta, GA


CURATORIAL PROJECTS 


2020 All Together Now, Top Cat, New York, NY


2015 Current Interests Include:, International Center of Photography, Library Window, New York, NY 


2014 CALL + RESPONSE + RESPONSE, Photoville NYC, Brooklyn, NY 


2013 ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2013, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY 


2012 Art For Impact 2012, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA 

ExLucis 2012, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA 


AWARDS 


2013 Director's Fellowship, Bard College, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Ernest G. Welch Photography Scholarship Endowment, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 


BIBLIOGRAPHY 


2019 Torres, Beau. "Sam Margevicius and Beau Torres on Twenty-Six." Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York. April 1, 2019. Web. http://baxterst.org/2019/04/01/sam-margevicius-and-beau-torres-on-twenty-six


2013 Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Andy Ditzler on Film Love Series." BURNAWAY. April 16, 2013. Web. http:// burnaway.org/podcast/artspeak-andy-ditzler-on-film-love-series

Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Stuart Horodner of the ACAC Discusses The Olympic City and Spring Programming." BURNAWAY. April 2, 2013. Web. http://burnaway.org/podcast/artspeak-stuart-horodner-of-the-acacdiscusses-the-olympic-city-and-spring-programming

Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Lauri Stallings Discusses Hippodrome and gloATL." BURNAWAY. March 26, 2013. Web. http://burnaway.org/podcast/lauri-stallings-discusses-hippodrome-and-gloatl.

 

2012 Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Ruth Dusseault's Modern America Photography at Hagedorn." BURNAWAY. October 23, 2012. Web. http://burnaway.org/podcast/artspeak-ruth-dusseaults-modern-america-photography-at-hagedorn.

Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Arthur Grace's Portraits of a Presidential Race at the High." BURNAWAY. September 25, 2012. Web. http://burnaway.org/podcast/artspeak-arthur-graces-portraits-of-a-presidential-race-at-the-high.

Torres, Beau. "ARTSpeak: Radcliffe Roye's J'ouvert at City Gallery at Chastain." BURNAWAY. July 10, 2012. Web. http://burnaway.org/podcast/artspeak-radcliffe-royes-jouvert-at-city-gallery-at-chastain.

Torres, Beau. "Q&A with Maury Gortemiller." Fall Line Press. July 10, 2012. Web. http://blog.falllinepress.com/post/26920673483/q-a-with-maury-gortemiller.


INTERVIEWS


2014 Torres, Beau. Interview by Lilly Lampe. "Episode 83: Beau Torres." Out There Atlanta. January 14, 2014. Web. http://outthereatlanta.com/post/74165658427/episode-83-beau-torres.


LECTURES


2016 YOU'RE ONE IN A MILLION, Teen Studio–Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, New York, NY, August 2, 2016 


2015 LIVING THE DREAM!!!; you can have it all, Georgia State University BFA Photography Program, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2015

Shared Value, Parsons MFA Photography Program, Photoville NYC, Brooklyn, NY, September 12, 2015


PRESS 


2019 Brown, Reagan M., “Marisa Sottos: ‘Everyone is Asleep But Me’ Exhibition Opening.” ART SHE SAYS. September 15, 2019. Web. http://artshesays.com/marisa-sottos-everyone-is-asleep-but-me-exhibition-opening

Wilson, Rebecca. "New this Week 9-9-2019." Saatchi Art. September 9, 2019. Web. http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/New-This-Week-9-9-2019/153961/296767/view


2018 Wilson, Rebecca. "New this Week 9-24-2018." Saatchi Art. September 24, 2018. Web. http:// www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Sculpture/New-This-Week-9-24-2018/153961/248933/view

Wilson, Rebecca. "New this Week 7-16-2018." Saatchi Art. July 16, 2018. Web. http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Sculpture/New-this-Week-7-16-2018/153961/241997/view


2016 Rodney, Seph. "New York's Venerable Camera Club Reboots for the 21st Century." Hyperallergic. August 8, 2016. Web. http://hyperallergic.com/314895/new-yorks-venerable-camera-club-reboots-for-the-21st-century.

"glitch @ peripheral forms, launches may 23." aqnb. May 23, 2016. Web. http://www.aqnb.com/2016/05/23/glitch-peripheral-forms-launches-may-23.


2015 Haik, Jeremy August. "Beau Torres." Der Greif. July 15, 2015. Web. http://www.dergreif-online.de/artist-features/blog/beau-torres.

"ADVANCED MASTER REMIX AT BAXTER ST CAMERA CLUB OF NEW YORK." Musée Magazine. July 13, 2015. Web. http://museemagazine.com/culture/culture/art-out/advanced-master-remix-at-baxter-st-camera-club-of-new-york.

"New New Photography 2.0 with Beau Torres." Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York. Web. http://baxterst.org/project/new-new-photography-2-0-with-beau-torres.

Feinstein, Jon. "6 Promising MFA Photography Grads from ICP-Bard's Class of 2015." Humble Arts Foundation. June 19, 2015. Web. http://hafny.org/blog/2015/6/6-promising-mfa-photography-grads-from-icp-bards-class-of-2015.

"When Things Come Together." Pool Resources. June 12, 2015. Web. http://www.poolresourceszine.com/features.


2014 Lampe, Lilly. "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Art Education Reaches an Apex in the American South." ART PAPERS July 2014: 20. Print.
Lumumba, Pastiche, and Theodore McLee. "SUPREMATI'CISM: Cultural and Aesthetic Whiteness." The LOW Museum of Contemporary Culture. February 10, 2014. Web. http://thelowmuseum.com/SUPREMATICISM


2013 "deviltown." The Window Project. May 1, 2013. Web. http://atlantawindowproject.wordpress.com/artists/2013-2/beau-torres.