Jim Torok



M.F.A. Brooklyn College, New York, 1981  
B.F.A. Indiana University, 1979    
Solo Exhibitions 
The New Age of Uncertainty, Pierogi Gallery, NYC
Jim Torok: 51 Drawings and 2 Paintings, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Jim Torok: New Portraits and Other Work, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Jim Torok: Drawings, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 
Jesus, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

There is Nothing Wrong with You, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
New Work, Molloy College Public Square Art Gallery, Rockville Centre, New York

Walton, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX 

You Are a Vibrant Human Being, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Jim Torok: Clowns and Portraits, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Jim Torok, Everything is Breaking Apart, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

Jim Torok: Life is Good, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX 

New Work, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

Portraits Organized by Paul Morris and Marc Selwyn, Marc Selwyn Fine Art Art, Los Angeles, California
Artists Are Great, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Auston, TX 
Jim Torok: Things are Better, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn,IL  

Everything Is Great!, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY 

A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO  
New Paintings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles  

Story Boards and Self Portraits, Bill Maynes Gallery  

, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles  

Up Close and Personal: Portraits by Jim Torok, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas  

hi tech lo tech, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY  
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA  
Portraits, Galerie Haas and Fuchs, Berlin, Germany  

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada  

Portraits, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY    

Selected Group Exhibitions 
CAS Art Center, Livingston Manor, NY 
South Hampton Art Center, South Hampton, NY
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Mary Carlson and Jim Torok (two person show), CAS Art Center, Livingston Manor, NY catalog with essay by Nancy Princenthal PDF of catalog 

Under Erasure, curated by Heather and Raphael Rubinstein, Pierogi, Gallery, NY

The 4rd Quadrennial, The Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas

I am a Lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC Group Exhibition curated by Marco Breuer
Idenities, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Peirogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Fountains of the Deep Art Show, curated by Darren Aronofsky

Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas  
Word, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ 

Modus Vivendi, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Subjective/Objective, Pierogi,Brooklyn, NY
In-and outside-writing, Voorkramer, Belgium
Art Squared, Flag Foundation, New York City
Williamsburg 2000, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY

Size Matters, Flag Foundation for Arts, NYC 
Portraiture Now - Communities , National Portraiture Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
One for All , Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Do I Know You?, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
LOL,  City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Metropolitan Museum of Art,  The Lens and the Mirror: Self-Portraits from the
Collection 1957 - 2007 , New York City          
About Face , Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC
Note to Self,   Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC
Carousel - life performance, Dixon Place, NYC
Comic Worlds,  Nancy Margolis Gallery, NYC  
Here's Looking at Us,  Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, NYC 
Words Become Pictures,  Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY
Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, New York 

Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas  
Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings,  Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
Subject, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
Summer Group Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas 
PIEROGI Leipzig, Germany  
B Side,  Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (March 31-April 30) Curated by Caroline Cox
Portraits,  Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (January 27-March 2)

Star Star; Toward the Center of Attention,  CAC (Contemporary Arts Center), Cincinnati, OH
Next Next,  Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (4 October-17 December)

Vacation Nation, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY  
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY  
The Drawn Page, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT  

One-On-One, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY  
Painter's Forms, The Work Space, New York, NY  
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh
(curated by Vicky Clark and Barbara Bloemink); traveled to CCA, New Orleans, and the University of North Texas  
American Art Today: Faces and Figures, Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL  
Brooklyn on 57th Street, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York  
New Work New York, Annie Herron's Selections from the Pierogi Flatfiles, Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Carlsbad, New Mexico  

Works on Paper, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY  
Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY  

Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL  
Picture This, Flipside, New York, NY  
Self-Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY  
Meat Market Art Fair, Pierogi, New York, NY  
Haulin' Ass: Pierogi in LA, Post, Los Angeles, CA    
Good Humor, EPC, New York, NY  

Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD  
Reconfigured, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY  
Inaugural Exhibit, Indiana University Art Gallery, Southbend, IN  
Drawing from Pierogi: Selection from the Flat File, Bennington College, Bennington, VT  
Stop That Racket, Dixon Place, New York, NY  
Rage for Art, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY  
Face to Face, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York  

Portraits, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT  
Popcorn, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA  
Changing Faces: Contemporary Portraiture, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY  
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY  
Traditions, Transitions, and Transformations: Exploration of Art Making with Pinholes,
Pixels, and Moving Pictures, Samuel Chen Fine Art Center, Central Connecticut State University Galleries, New Britain, CT  
Salute to Animation, Concourse Gallery, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA  
Avant Garde-O-Rama, PS 122, New York, NY  
Short Stuff, Film Festival, Huntington Beach Art Center, CA  
Trench Waveforms, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York (curated by Norman Douglas)  
Benefit Auction, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY  

Current/Undercurrent, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY  
International Short Film & Festival, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ  
Reflex and Reverie, The Kitchen, New York, NY  
Carousel, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY  
Benefit Auction, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY  
River of Mud, The Kitchen, New York, NY  
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC  
When the Whim siécle, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Ice House Gallery, Belgium  
New York Drawers, The Gasworks, London; Corner House, Manchester, UK  
Moonworks Festival, Stella Adler Conservatory, New York, NY  

Invitational +, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY  
The Art Exchange Show, New York, NY  
Slide Masters, Dixon Place, New York, NY  
Too Many Clothes, The Kitchen, New York, NY  

Avant Garde-O-Rama, P.S. 122, New York, NY  
Film Club, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY  
Yikes!, Cucaracha, New York, NY  

Open Book, 450 Broadway Gallery, NewYork, NY  
Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, NY  
The Faust Festival, Nada, New York, NY  
The Jupiter Project, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY  
Aaron's Cabaret, Nada, New York, NY  
Promotional Copy Event, The Kitchen, Printed Matter, New York, NY  

Bad Girls, The Reading Lounge, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY  
Promotional Copy Opening, The Guggenheim Downtown, New York, NY  
Drawing Show, Park Slope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

City Life, Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York, NY  
Columbus, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY  

The Eccentric Object, Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York, NY   

Museum Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles 
Selected Private Collections
Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
Amy and John Phelan 
Martin Margulies 
Mickey Cartin  
Beth DeWoody
Lisa and Steven Tananbaum 
David and Suzanne Deal Booth
Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley
Fred and Nancy Poses
Donald and Nancy Todd
John Baldesarri
Barbara Castelli
Fred Tomaselli
Chuck Close
Amy Sillman
Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Fund for "Diptych Self-Portrait", 2002, The Academy of Arts and Letters.
Gold Medal for "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Comic and Cartoon Art Annual Exhibition, 2016, Society of Illustrators