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What I know to be true, and other encounters

Athena Torri

Nature Studies (2020)

Artist Statement

Athena Torri's work engages with mediums that are traditionally used to reproduce landscapes and nature for viewers, such as photography and watercolors. Drawing upon her upbringing in the diverse geographies of Ecuador, Italy, and the United States, Torri brings into her studio the conflicting feelings she experiences outdoors. She mixes and augments conventional methods of depicting landscapes to highlight the interplay between euphoria and disorientation that she often feels in nature. In doing so, Torri hopes to make her images look the way they feel and challenge the limitations of historical depictions of the natural world.

Artist Bio

Athena Torri is an Ecuadorian Italian artist. Born in Milan, Torri grew up in Quito, Ecuador before immigrating to the United States. Torri has a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a General Studies Certificate from the International Center of Photography (ICP). Her solo show, "Land of Opportunities", was exhibited at Deli Gallery in New York in 2016. Torri’s works have been included in the ICP Triennial in New York, Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Re: Art Show 21 in Brooklyn, NY, Serpentine Galleries in London, and Stitching Electron in the Netherlands. Conveyor Editions in New Jersey published Torri's first monograph, The Outsider.

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