Jim Torok

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Education
M.F.A. Brooklyn College, New York, 1981  
B.F.A. Indiana University, 1979    
 
Solo Exhibitions 
2017
The New Age of Uncertainty, Pierogi Gallery, NYC 

2015
Jim Torok: New Portraits and Other Work, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

2014   
Jim Torok: Drawings, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 
Jesus, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012   
There is Nothing Wrong with You, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

2011   
Walton, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX 

2010   
You Are a Vibrant Human Being, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Jim Torok: Clowns and Portraits, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

2008  
Jim Torok: Life is Good, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX 

2007  
New Work, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
 
2005  
Everything Is Great!, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY 
Artists Are Great, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Auston, TX 
Jim Torok: Things are Better, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn,IL  

2003  
A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO  
New Paintings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles  

2002   
Story Boards and Self Portraits, Bill Maynes Gallery  

2001  
Portraits
, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles  

2000  
Up Close and Personal: Portraits by Jim Torok, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas  

1999  
hi tech lo tech, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY  
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA  
Portraits, Galerie Haas and Fuchs, Berlin, Germany  

1998  
Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada  

1997  
Portraits, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY    


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
I am a Lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, Group Exhibition curated by Marco Breuer
Idenities, Pierogi

2014  
Brooklyn Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Fountains of the Deep Art Show, curated by Darren Aronofsky


2013  
Word, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ 

2011   
Subjective/Objective, Pierogi,Brooklyn, NY
In-and outside-writing, Voorkramer, Belgium
Art Squared, Flag Foundation, New York City
Williamsburg 2000, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY

2010  
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
 
2009  
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
                                                        
2008  
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 

2007  
Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings,  Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
 
2006  
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)

2005  
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)

2004  
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  

2003  
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  

2002  
Works on Paper, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY  
Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY  

2001  
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  
2001  
Good Humor, EPC, New York, NY  

2000  
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  

1999  
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  

1998  
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  
 
1997  
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  

1996  
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  

1995  
Avant Garde-O-Rama, P.S. 122, New York, NY  
Film Club, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY  
Yikes!, Cucaracha, New York, NY  

1994  
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  

1993  
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  

1992  
City Life, Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York, NY  
Columbus, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY  

1991  
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  
 
 Private Collections
 The Margulies Collection
 The Cartin Collection
 Glenn Fuhrman Collection
 Beth DeWoody Collection 
 
 Awards
 Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Fund for "Diptych Self-Portrait", 2002 through the Academy of Arts and Letters.