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Bio
Chloe Torri is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, currently living in Phoenix, attending Arizona State University to pursuing a Masters Degree in Studio Arts. Her work is a collection of social studies that begin to dissect and pick away at social occurrences in order to understand her perspective on life as an anxious Millennial.

STATEMENT

As an interdisciplinary artist, I am fascinated by the façade of the Internet. With the rise of Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms, I am compelled by how online identities function and relationships are navigated digitally. My current era of work, Handle With Care, immerses audiences in a creative installation that reflects upon these ideas. Immediate splendor and delight from handmade emoji beanbags, giant candy hearts, stuffed digital symbols, and musical ringtones are a veneer to the contrasting, apprehensive language, passive aggression, at times, invaded privacy we encounter online. 

My research of the analysis on digital culture explores the theory of “camp” and its involvement with social psychology. For something to be “campy,” it teeters the line between humor and horror or self-awareness and naïvety. In the context of art history, “camp” takes on a frivolous appearance, theatrical aesthetics, and shocking excess of over-the-top stylization. My work explores these notions, while inviting the broader community to participate in a social Valentine’s Day exhibition. With a multitude of varying access-points, a vast array of individuals including children, art-academics, and community members can appreciate the work. My interactive show will foster societal change by offering face-to-face human connection, unlike the impersonal online “like” of relationship updates or re-tweet of cute puppies. In a time where information, ideas, and actions move faster everyday, I ask the audience of Handle With Care to slow down and participate in collective mindfulness.

CHLOE TORRI- CV

Born 1995 in North Aurora, IL                                                                      

Lives and works in Phoenix, AZ                                                         

           

EDUCATION

2020            

MFA in Studio Art | Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ

 

2017            

BFA in Painting, Minor in Community-Based Art Education | University of Illinois (U of I), Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019            

Every Body | Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

 

Nathan Cummings Graduate Travel Fellowship Exhibition | Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

 

COLOR | Rogard’s Building, Champaign, IL

 

Annual Galbut Prize Exhibition | Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

 

2018          

Expulsion: Painting as Proxy, Act as Action | Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe AZ

 

Commemorative Exhibition | Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

 

Hot Plate | Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

 

Turning Light into Meaning: Color in Art and Astronomy The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

TAG Pop- Up Exhibition | 424 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ   

 

Echoes | New City Studios, Phoenix, AZ

 

Annual Galbut Prize Exhibition | Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

 

Mirabella Exhibition | Mirabella at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

Bridged: Creando Puentos | +ARTE Galería de Arte, Quito, Ecuador

 

2017            

New Graduate Show | Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

 

Bachelors of Fine Art Exhibition | Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

 

2017 Art + Design Research Week Showcase | Bloc Gallery, Champaign, IL

 

VISION | David Erlanson Art Gallery, Decatur, IL

 

BFA Painting Undergraduate Show | Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

 

Figuration Exhibition | [co][lab], Urbana, IL

 

Pulp as Portal: Socially Engaged Hand Papermaking | Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

 

2016            

Bilocation | Gallery 217, Champaign, IL

 

SPEAK TO ME – a pop-up solo exhibition | Flagg Hall, Champaign, IL

 

Art for Understanding | Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana- Champaign, Hosted by Rattle the Stars Charity, Urbana, IL

 

Opening Showcase | Undergraduate Library Student Art Gallery, Champaign, IL

 

2x2 | IMC Gallery, Urbana, IL

 

BFA Painting Undergraduate Show | Link Gallery, Champaign, IL

 

2015            

Solo Exhibition | Limestone, Batavia, IL

 

Figuration Exhibition | Indigo Gallery, Champaign, IL


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018            

Ghe Gayle J Novak and Cocke Scholarship in Painting

 

Eirene Peggy Scholarship

 

Special Talent Award, Arizona State University School of Art

 

GPSA and Frankenstein Bicentennial Art Competition | First Place

 

2017            

Special Talent Award, Arizona State University School of Art

 

Florence M. House Scholarship

 

University of Illinois Student Sustainability Committee Most Innovative Project 2017- Project Leader for Fiber by Fresh Press

 

2016            

University of Illinois Dean’s List, Spring 2016

 

University of Illinois Dean’s List, Fall 2016

 

Helen E. Platt Blake Scholarship

 

2013            

F. Pillsbury Estate Scholarship

 

INTERVIEWS

2019            

Voyage Phoenix, Robert Williamson, “Thought-Provokers Series; Chloe Torri”

 

2017            

Illinois News Bureau, Jodi Heckel, “BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art Museum”

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Spring 2019 – Present                        

Instructor of Record and Student Coordinator, Color Theory- ART113 | School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

Fall 2018                                            

Instructor of Record, 2D Design- ART112 | School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

ART AND ACADEMIA EMPLOYMENT

Fall 2019 – Present                            

Seasonal Events and Exhibitions Assistant | Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Spring 2018                                        

Studio Assistant | WhoNelson Industries - John Randall Nelson Studio, Tempe, AZ

 

Spring 2017- Fall 2017                      

Academic Hourly Researcher and Project Supervisor | Fresh Press: Agri Fiber Research Lab, Champaign, IL

 

Fall 2016 – Fall 2017                         

Undergraduate Research Assistant & Team Leader | Fresh Press: Agri Fiber Research Lab, Champaign, IL

 

Spring 2016                                        

Studio Assistant | Patrick Earl Hammie Studios, Champaign, IL

 

Spring 2016                                        

Service-Learning Student Worker | Krannert Art Museum – Department of Education, Champaign, IL

 

Spring 2015- Spring 2017                  

Security and Guide | Krannert Art Museum Champaign, IL

 

Fall 2015                                            

After School Arts Instructor | Stratton Elementary School: Academy of the Arts, Champaign, IL

 

Spring 2014                                        

Gallery Manager Intern and Classroom Assistant | Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL