Torey Thornton



Born in 1990, Macon, GA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
'Sir Veil', Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

'Kneed a Sea Ware Groin', Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

'Some Narrow Sleeping', OH WOW, Los Angeles, CA, USA
'Oh Strange, That’s Your Name', TORRI, Paris, France

'Agro Fiddling', Karma, New York, NY, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

'Extensions Made To Trouble Transformation', two-person exhibition with Eric Mack, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
'Before Sunrise', KARMA, New York, NY, USA
'Goulding the Lolly', curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY, USA
'Theories of Modern Art', Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
'Paper in Practice', Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA, USA
'With Institutions Like These', Curated by Victor Wang & Alex Meurice at The Averard Hotel, London
'A Shape That Stands Up', Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
'SURRREAL', Koenig Galerie, Berlin, Germany

A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY, USA
We will begin by drawing, we shall continue to draw, and then we shall draw some more, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
'Rigor Raging Rigger', Colin Foster and Torey Thornton, Freddy Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
'Love for Three Oranges', Karma at Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
'Gina Beavers, Brian Belott, Annie Pearlman, Torey Thornton', CANADA, New York, NY, USA
'CALL AND RESPONSE', Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY, USA
'Eagles II', Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

'The Great Figure', The Journal, New York, NY, USA
'Live And Let Die', Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
'Don’t Look Now', Zach Feuer, New York, NY, USA
'New Image Painting', Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
'Forever', Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon
'Still Life With Woodpecker', Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, NY, USA
'Beware Of The Stares', 247365, Brooklyn, NY, USA

'Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast', Rod Barton, London, UK
'Draw Gym', Curated by Brian Belott, 247365/KnowMoreGames, Brooklyn, NY, USA

'Infamous Amplification', Hpgrp, New York, NY, USA
'Burnt Grits Where I Died', 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA
'Ten Ten', Jason Alexander, New York, NY, USA

Awards and Honours

The Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship

The Governor’s Honors Program/Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, USA

Curatorial Projects

'When Did Intimacy Begin Width', Jeffrey Stark, New York, NY, USA

'Some Stew You Got Inside Your Plastic Bag, and You Always Organize The Parts So Close', OH WOW, Los Angeles, CA, USA

'That’s the Neighbor, Always Dressing These Boulders in the Yard', Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY, USA


Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, IL
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, NC
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY