Montana Torrey

Montana Torrey is an American artist whose interdisciplinary work employs the landscape as a metaphorical tool to investigate sites of opposition. Her current installations explore the intersections between natural phenomena/disasters and the built environment. Torrey received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Headlands Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Catwalk Institute, and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, among others. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including: The Center for Art and Culture in France; D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival; Paul Robeson Galleries; Doris Ulmann Gallery; SG Gallery in Venice, Italy, Subhashok Arts Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, and the Trükimuuseum in Tartu Estonia. Torrey has also taught at Lane College, Moore College of Art and Design, and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been the recipient of many grants and awards, such as the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Grant, the North Carolina Arts Commission Residency Grant, Skowhegan Fellowship Grant, and a teaching fellowship from the Samuel Kress Foundation. She is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.