Torey Thornton

What Angel Do You Look Towards When You Are Damning Your Tears, Sweet Sis, 2016
Acrylic paint, corrugated plastic, collage, wood, graphite, and nail polish on wood panel
79 x 64 inches
200.66 x 162.56 cm


b. 1990, Macon, GA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


The Cooper Union, BFA


Sir Veil’s Faux Outing, Jeffrey Stark, New York, NY

When you look in eyes you can only look into one at a time, unless you’re further away and aligned perfectly with mirrored feature spacing, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA

Rapport Vroom, Shane Campbell Gallery – Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Sir Veil, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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

Some Narrow SleepingOHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Oh Strange, That’s Your Name, Galerie TORRI, Paris, France

Agro Fiddling, Karma, New York, NY


Rose and Torey on Paper, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Gallery @ Michael’s, Santa Monica, CA

Abstract/Not Abstract, Moore Building, Miami, FL
The Trick Brain, Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Trip of the Tongue, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Third Space/Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Olympia, Organized by Karma, New York, Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
Extensions Made To Trouble Transformation, with Eric N. Mack, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
Goulding the Lolly, Curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Theories of Modern Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
Before Sunrise, Karma, Amagansett, NY
Paper in Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA
A Shape That Stands Up, Curated by Jamillah James, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
SURRREAL, Koenig Galerie, Berlin, Germany
With Institutions Like These, Curated by Victor Wand and Alex Meurice, The Averard Hotel, London, UK

Constellation, Curated by Amanda Hunt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
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, with Colin Foster, Freddy Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Love For Three Oranges, Curated by Karma, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Third Heat: Gina Beavers, Brian Belott, Annie Pearlman, Torey Thornton, CANADA, New York, NY
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Eagles II, Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

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

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

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


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