22 by 20 inches
22 by 20 inches
New print, created for the Dreamland Portfolio.
9 by 6 inches
I am in Minneapolis, working away on a piece for this exhibition.
Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print
February 23 – March 26, 2016
Program: Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 pm with Jenny Schmid & Tonja Torgerson
Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:00 – 10:00pm
Curated by Jenny Schmid, Professor of Art, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print, considers the power of associative thinking and historical mash-ups in the print medium. Graphic media inherently offers artists the potential to remix or reference history. The artists in this exhibition discuss revolution and employ metaphor in sampling and in the free combination of history and politics that might be more limiting in other disciplines. The pursuit of free association may not appear to be directly activist, but the use of artistic license to draw on the subconscious may be a tool for the deconstruction of assumed paradigms.
Artists in the exhibition include Sandow Birk, Randy Bolton, Julie Buffalohead, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Wille Cole, Jim Denomie, Fred Hagstrom, John Hitchcock and Emily Arthur, Barbara Kruger, Michael Krueger, Glenn Ligon, Hung Liu, Emmy Lingscheit, Martin Mazorra, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Andrew Raftery, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Roger Shimomura, Lorna Simpson, Piotr Szyhalski, Tonja Torgerson, Ericka Walker, and Valerie Wallace.
Vice II is included in the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, which opens today.
Delta National Small Prints 2016
January 28th – February 28th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28th 5-6:30pm
Bradbury Art Museum
Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive
Works by Tonja Torgerson & Margaret Craig
To celebrate Print Austin, grayDUCK gallery presents two artists with an atypical approach to printmaking. Out of the Ruined Place finds beauty in unlikely settings. Tonja Torgerson explores human impermanence, decaying/being consumed by nature, with serigraphs, wheat paste graffiti and photography. Margaret Craig uses an invented printing process on discarded plastic to create a luminous Trash Reef installation.
2213 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
January 15 – February 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15th 7-10pm
I am headed to Austin for the opening, so if you are in the area, come and say hello!
Spew & Sip will be on exhibition as a part of Printed Matter at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
December 5, 2015- January 17, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, December 10 • 6 – 8 pm
Juror Talk with Gretchen Schermerhorn at 7pm
Target Gallery explores the fine art of printed matter in this exhibition featuring printmaking, graphic design, illustration, artsits’ books and zines. Our juror for this exhibition was Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD.
Participating Artists: Mark Bischel (NY), Tyrus Clutter (FL), Jake Ingram (NY), Annie May Johnston (TX), Michele Montalbano (VA), Leah Oates (NY), Danielle O’Brien (VA), Megan Perra (OR), Maria Victoria Savka (NY), Tania Sen (NJ), Meredith Starr (NY), FICTILIS (CA), Elizabeth Sweeney (VA), Tonja Torgerson (MO), The Wax Paper (NY), Jenny Wiener (FL)
New print, completed recently at Directangle Press in Pittsburgh PA.
letterpress & risograph print
(3 color risograph & letterpress key)
12″ x 18″
Limited edition of 30
Printed in collaboration with Josh Dannin at Directangle Press
Pittsburgh, PA / November 2015
Published by Directangle Editions
A new illustration made for Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : A Dossier on the Social Landscape of Abuse Culture and its Possible Remediation, a publication & happening occurring in conjunction with the Hippie Modernism exhibition at the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis.
Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : Tools for Remediation within a Culture of Abuse
Using the era focused on within the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia the experimental publication platform Red76 will invite visitors to the Walker Art Center to create their own hand-compiled dossiers of their continuing conversation in print and public space, Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : A Dossier on the Social Landscape of Abuse Culture and its Possible Remediation
Comprised of dozens of individuals pages which look at histories, forms, ideas, and concerns from across time and specific struggles and issues, Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! in full sets about to question how we can make room for what could be considered different political issues / struggles and see them, not simply in alliance with one another, but as the same thing, all part of the same culture of abuse which can be engaged through an understanding of how we occupy space with one another and how our actions, within that space, form the landscape we collectively inhabit.
Tools for Remediation
Thursday, November 12th, 5 – 9pm
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
June 26 – July 26
RECEPTION June 26 | 5-9pm
INSIGHT Art Talk July 9 | 7pm
Memento Mori will feature over a dozen new works by Tonja Torgerson in a variety of mediums, created during a one year printmaking residency at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Flow installed in Knoxville, Tennessee for SGCi.