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Torin Craig

Artist member since 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Torin Craig is an emerging Toronto based artist and OCAD U graduate. Their work often combines abstract intuitive painting with a process of digital collage and projection to create images, with a strong focus on spontaneity, luminosity and direct expression in the material process. Torin works with ideas of spiritual experience, mental health, critical theory, and magic in the modern technological world. Upcoming projects include a new body of painted work, as well as forays into sculpture and installation, with thematic explorations of different ways of being as a neurodivergent person in revolt against "normality" and the capitalist ideologies of today.


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Favourite medium

Oil Paint

Why is art important to you?

Art making is a form of direct visual communication that transcends words and the thinking mind.

When did you start making art, and why?

I've always loved to draw, mostly sci-fi characters when I was really young. I started to paint in high school to express emotions and impulses that started to overwhelm me.

Best season of the year in Toronto

Springtime

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

I play in a band and consider music to be just as much of a creative dedication as painting.

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

Some of my own, and some from my friends.

Select Past Exhibitions

The Ronald & Nancy Kalifer Culture Hub, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto
FRESH

2019

First United Church Port Credit, Mississauga
MSC Presents: Similitude

2019

OCAD U, Toronto
GradEx 104

2019

OCAD U, Toronto
Picture Show: Filth & Decadence

2017

Spoke Club, Toronto
Winter Exhibition

2017

Loft Gallery, Thornbury
Infuse Your Soul

2016

Spectrum Miami, Miami
The Artbox.Projects Miami 1.0 Juried Exhibition

2016

District 28, Toronto
Emerging Toronto Artists Awards

2015

SuperWonderGallery, Toronto
Rorschach – An Abstract Art Exhibition

2015

St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, Rotunda Gallery, Toronto
Commffest International Art Exhibition

Accolades
2019

Torin Craig
David W. Bain Award

2018

Torin Craig
Takao Tanabe Scholarsip

2018

Torin Craig
Gamblin Paint Award

Education

OCAD U
BFA: Drawing and Painting with Distinction

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