Yale University School of Art, MFA 1981

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA 1975-1977

Stanford University 1973-75

Teaching Experience:

1998-present Miss Porter’s School

1990-98        Pratt Institute Pre-College Program

1982-84        Southern Connecticut State College

1977-82        Creative Arts Workshop

1980-81        Yale School of Art (TA)

1975 &77      Rhode Island School of Design (TA)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2022 Hoppin Gallery Recent Work

2019 Bowery Gallery, New York City Back on Land

2017 Romano Gallery at Blair Academy Life Comes First

2016 Hoppin Gallery Recent Work

2015 Bowery Gallery, Through the Notch

2014 Gilbert Gallery Before Paris

2012 Bowery Gallery, New York City By the River

2011 Hoppin Gallery at Barney Library, Farmington, CT

2011 The Repertory Theater of New Britain Winter Lights

2010 Farmington Library Reflections on the Year

and Other Distant Lights

2009 Gilbert Gallery and Daisy Cafe The Changing of the Guard

2008 MPS Library: Crew

2007 MPS Library: Work from Paris

2006 Gilbert Gallery, Being Relative

2004 Gilbert Gallery, Domesticity

2004 MPS Library, Work from VT

2003 Gilbert Gallery, Miss Porter’s Girls at Work

2002 Gilbert Gallery, (MPS) Work from VT

1999 Janow Gallery, West Hartford, CT

1998 Paradox Gallery, Woodstock, NY

1998 Lehman Art Center, Brooks School, N. Andover, MA

1998 La Guardia Community College, LI City, NY

1996  55 Mercer Street Gallery, NYC New York Days

1996 Kalio Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

1994 The Living Room Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

1985 The Castillo Center, New York, NY Paintings 1977-85

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 New Britain Art League Small Works

2022 New Britain Art League All About Flowers 

2021 Bowery Gallery online show Process of Discovery

2019 Printmaking Invitational at New Britain Art League

2019 Bowery Gallery, New York 50thAnniversary Show

2018 Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT Personal Identities

2017 Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT

Working from the Figure

2015 Cheng Gallery, Central CT State University New Britain, CT

Personal Narratives: Charlapp, Jessel, Nowinski, Rath, and Torrence

2015 Fine Arts Associates Boulder, Co

Campbell, Kanistanaux, and Torrence

2014 TheaterWorks Hartford, CT Woody Sez

2012 Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT People in Place

2009 Art without JurorsMiddletown Art Cooperative

2007 Gallery 100, 3rd Annual Small Works Show

2007 New Britain Art League, Figure This

2006 Gallery 100, Works of Diminutive Proportion

2006 Fisher Gallery at FVAC, Side by Side

2005 Gallery 100 Gallery Artists, Jan.-April

2004 Gallery 100 Saratoga Landscapes of Saratoga Area

2003 Wheaton College, Directions in Contemporary Still Life:

The Observed Object

2002 National Academy of Design Museum: 177thInvitational

2001 Lyme Academy of Art: Ten Figurative Artists in New England

           Curated by William Bailey. Catalog essay Andrew Forge.

2001 Yale School Of Art Alumni Choice

2000 Public Securities Association, NY Works from the Collection

1998 Woodstock School of Art Faculty Show

1997 Paradox Gallery, Woodstock, NY Graphics

1996 Public Securities Association Celebrating Individual Sensibility

1994 K & E Gallery, NYC Image in Paint

1994 Hanover Art Gallery, Hanover, NH Five Artists

1991 Babcock Galleries, NYC Particular Places

Curated by Bernard Chaet

1991 Washington Art Association, CT Three Artists

1986 University of New Hampshire Drawings

1985 Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

1984 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA New Talent

1984 Connecticut College

1984 Southern CT State University Faculty Show

1983 Amendola Gallery Cityscape Drawings

1983 Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1983 Central CT State University, New Britain, CT


2014 Representative for MPS in travel to China

(Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Xian)

2012 Vermont Studio Center Residency

2009-12 AP Studio Art Reader

2007 Featured Artist: Utrecht Linen Website: Professor Profile

2007 AP Studio Art Reader

2006 Cravens Travel Grant, MPS to Paris, France

2005 Margaret How Wallace ’27 Teaching Chair, MPS

2004 AP Studio Art Reader

2002 and 2004 Vermont Studio Center Residency Grant

2002 Skidmore Summer Six High School Art Teacher Fellowship

2001 Scholastic Art Teacher Award

1997 2001 VSC Residency Grant

1993 Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Fellowship, Israel

1992-96 Fodera Fine Art Restoration, NYC

1988-92 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery assistant, NYC

1989 Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant

1987 Workspace Fellowship, Woodstock School of Art

1983 Landscape drawings published in Bernard Chaet’s Art of Drawing

1981 Alice Kimball English Travelling Fellowship, Yale University

1980 Ford Grant