“It’s this state of uncomfortable in-betweenness that makes Torn’s images fascinating, examining a world that seems to be simultaneously alive and dead — a lonely junk universe, an array of monuments to a civilization that killed itself. ‘It seduces,’ Torn said of her work overall, ‘but then it’s toxic.’” – ArtInfo, July 1, 2014, Scott Indrisek.
Katie Torn is a New York-based artist from New York. Torn’s work focuses on building virtual sculptures, assemblages of computer graphics, photography, video, and painting. Her structures reference the human body and its relationship to technology, offering a vision of a new type of natural substance. Her solo exhibitions include Myopia’s Toil, Art In General, New York, NY (2015); The End of Flutter Valley, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR2014); and Dream House, Eyebeam Storefront, Brooklyn, NY (2014). Her group exhibitions include This Is What Sculpture looks, Postmasters Galley, New York, NY (2014); and Inner Space, MoMA PS1 Queens, NY (2014). Her residencies and fellowships include the Visions fellow, Eyebeam, New York, NY (2013) and Electronic Institute of Art Residency, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (2014). Torn received a B.A. from Hunter College and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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